The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

Daisy Y. Morales-Campos

Ph.D., UT School of Public Health, Houston

Research Assistant Professor
Daisy Y. Morales-Campos



Dr. Daisy Y. Morales-Campos is a Research Assistant Professor at the Latino Research Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Morales-Campos’ research interests include public health education, sexually transmitted infections and cancer prevention, and maintenance of behavior change among Hispanics. She is especially interested in health, culture and reproduction issues that immigrant women from Latin America and their children encounter in the U.S. She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of community-based participatory research, culturally appropriate research methods and protocols, cancer screening studies, and interventions for Hispanics utilizing a promotora model. Her research agenda focuses on initiatives designed to understand underuse of the HPV vaccine series among Hispanic adolescents in Texas.
A native of San Antonio, Dr. Morales-Campos received a bachelor’s in Sociology and Spanish (2001) from St. Mary’s University, a master’s in Medical Anthropology (2004) from Southern Methodist University, and a doctorate in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences (2009) from the UT School of Public Health, Houston.
Research interests:
Public health education, including sexually transmitted infections and cancer prevention among Hispanics; health, culture and reproduction issues in immigrant Latina women in the U.S.; community-based participatory research; culturally appropriate research methods and protocols, including the promotora model.
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