Alexander Vigo-Valentín, PhD

Public Health Advisor
Office Of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Alexander Vigo-Valentín serves as a Public Health Advisor in the Division of Policy and Data at the Office of Minority Health. He leads the Hispanic/Latino Health Policy Portfolio and the National Steering Committee of Promotores de Salud. As well, Dr. Vigo works closely with organizations and communities to advance minority health through the mission and vision of the Office of Minority Health. He previously held an associate faculty position in the College of Health Professions at Towson University. Dr. Vigo’s research agenda has included: (a) health promotion behaviors among adolescents of color as well as school-based health policies affecting childhood obesity. Dr. Vigo-Valentín received his doctoral degree in the field of physical activity and health promotion at The Ohio State University. As a native Puerto Rican, Dr. Vigo-Valentín’s Latino/Hispanic roots have ignited his passion for public health and sociocultural justice for people of color.


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