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Daniel Palazuelos, M.D.

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Brown University, Providence, RIBA5/1999English and American Literature
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RIMD5/2004Medicine
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH5/2009Public Health - Clinical Effectiveness
Oxford University, Mansfield College, Oxford, UK5/1998Poetry

Daniel Palazuelos, MD, MPH is a global health implementer-educator who holds positions at Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Partners In Health (PIH). He started his career in global health equity by living and working with community health workers (CHWs) in impoverished communities in Chiapas, Mexico, and these grassroots experiences have deeply influenced his approach to addressing the biggest challenges in global health. Over the last decade, he helped to launch Compañeros En Salud - México (PIH's program in Mexico), the Financing Alliance for Health (which helps governments design and fund ambitious, affordable, and at-scale community health programs), and the Community Health Impact Coalition (a five year quality initiative by some of the field’s most innovative implementers to catalyze the adoption of high-impact community health systems design). During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as the Technical Lead for the PIH-US Public Health Accompaniment Unit's work supporting migrant workers in Immokalee, Florida.

Now as a clinician-educator at BWH in Boston, the Director of Community Health Systems at PIH, a strategist for the PIH project in Mexico, a mentor and course director at HMS, and a residency assistant program director at BWH, his unified goal is to assure that our finest clinicians are trained to understand the community perspective, and our health care system strengthening efforts are aligned to the real needs of people living in the poorest and most difficult circumstances.





Dominican Republic Diabetes Project
International, 06/20/18 - 08/16/18
Valuing Diverse Forms of Scholarship in Medicine: Exploring Application and Impact.
Soma Weiss, 08/01/19 - 09/01/20
Forming a Childhood Malnutrition Learning Collaborative in Guatemala: NGO Collaboration
International/Summer, 06/23/13 - 08/16/13
Developing an mHealth Technology for Dosing Medications in Rural Guatemala
Summer, 06/12/14 - 07/31/14
mHealth Application Improves Medication Dosing Accuracy and Efficiency Among Junior Physicians in Guatemala
International, 06/05/14 - 07/31/14
Needs Assessment and Asset map of women in Zwedru, Liberia: A Photovoice Project
International, 06/15/09 - 08/10/09
Evaluating the effectiveness of a community health worker training curriculum in rural Guatemala
International, 06/21/10 - 08/05/10
Constructions of Mental Health in Chiapas, Mexico - summer 2008
International, 06/21/08 - 08/11/08
Investigating the most effective approaches for improving nutrition in indigenous communities in the rural Peruvian Andes
International, 06/12/11 - 08/02/11
Evaluating the effectiveness of a community health worker training curriculum in rural Guatemala
International, 06/21/10 - 08/05/10
Implementation and evaluation of a community health worker training program to address diabetes and hypertension in rural Guatemala
International, 06/15/11 - 08/03/11
“Dia del Mercado Cervical Cancer Prevention Program” an assessment of secondary cervical cancer prevention in the rural Andes of Cusco, Peru
International, 06/12/11 - 08/12/11
Healthcare and Capacity Building at an Urban Primary School in Tanzania
International, 06/20/11 - 08/09/11
Social Consequences of U.S. Deportations and Return Migration for Mexico and Central America - with the University of Texas, Austin
International, 06/15/11 - 08/10/11
Implementation and Evaluation of a Community Health Worker Training Program to Address Diabetes and Hypertension in Rural Guatemala
International, 06/15/11 - 08/03/11
Needs Assessment and Asset Map of Women in Zwedru, Liberia: A Photovoice Project
International, 06/14/09 - 08/09/09
Introduction of a Cell Phone Application to Strengthen Community Health Programs in Chiapas, Mexico
International, 06/15/09 - 08/10/09
Introduction of a Cell Phone Application to Strengthen Community Health Programs in Chiapas, Mexico
International, 06/15/09 - 08/10/09
Evaluation of a single visit approach (SVA) to cervical cancer prevention and treatment in rural Guatemala
International/Summer, 06/18/12 - 08/10/12
Navigating and circumventing a fragmented health system: The patient's pathway in the Sierra Madre region of Chiapas, Mexico
International, 06/18/08 - 08/13/08

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