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Dra. Maria Gudelia Rangel Gómez

Dra. Maria Gudelia Rangel GómezMaria Gudelia Rangel Gomez earned her Ph.D. in Health Sciences from the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico; a Master in Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the Autonomous University of Baja California. During her academic career she has sponsored over 14 dissertations for Graduate and Doctoral Students in subjects such as health care for migrants, epidemiological issues, and trend analysis in mortality, female labor conditions and gender issues, and sociological situations in critical environments. She has also collaborated in high-level binational research public health projects, presented lectures, published numerous research papers in scientific journals and contributed in several book chapters. She has additionally published and co-authored several books. Most recently, she co-authored the publication, THE HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THE NORTHERN BORDER OF MEXICO published in February 2009.

Dr. Rangel Gomez has a distinguished public and academic career in health public policy, research and teaching. Most of her academic research has been at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Baja California, where she served as Director for Population Studies, 2003 to 2004, and as General Director of Academic Affairs, 2004 to 2007. In the field of public health, she served as the Coordinator of the Baja California Outreach Office, Mexico Section of the US-Mexico Border Health Commission, 2007 to early 2011. She currently serves as Coordinator of the Comprehensive Strategy for Migrant Health in the Mexico Ministry of Health and was recently appointed as the Delegate to the U.S.-México Border Health Commission (USMBHC) representing Health Secretary Dr. José Angel Córdova, in his capacity as the Commissioner of the Mexico Section of the USMBHC.

Contact Info:
Hospital General de Tijuana
Paseo del Centenario No.10851, Zona Río
Tijuana, B.C.
C.P. 22320