José Ramón Fernández-Peña
Director, Northwestern Health Professions Advising
President-Elect, American Public Health Association
José Ramón Fernández-Peña, M.D., M.P.A., (he/him/his) is the director of Health Professions Advising at Northwestern University, where he leads the university's efforts to support students interested in pursuing careers in the health sector. His work is focused on health workforce diversity and cross-cultural communication in health. He is also the founder and executive director of the Welcome Back Initiative (WBI), a program to assist immigrant health professionals already living in the U.S. through the necessary steps to enter the U.S. health workforce. He’s an active member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) where has served as the chairperson of its Executive Board.
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