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Dept. of Community Health
574 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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Cecilia Flores, M.A.
Lecturer, Community Health
Cecilia Flores is a doctoral candidate at Brandeis' Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She is a proud double Jumbo – receiving her B.A. in American Studies (’12) and her M.A. in Educational Studies (’13) from Tufts University.
Her research interests include understanding health inequities among marginalized communities and investigating the ways in which racism impacts health. Her doctoral research specifically focuses on the experiences of Latinas in breastfeeding with attention to differing racial identities. Through her qualitative research she hopes to capture (1) how personal racial identification and prescribed race differ among Latinas in Boston (2) connections between breastfeeding duration and desired goals (3) the key cultural and systemic barriers to breastfeeding longevity as identified by Latinas in Boston. She is also currently working with Dr. Allen on the Brazilian Women's Health Study, identifying the major health concerns within the community and possible interventions. In her spare time, she enjoys veganizing Dominican recipes, spending time with her family and two year old, and training for her next ultramarathon.
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