Luz Amparo Pinzon, Ph.D.
Dr. Pinzon is a trilingual public health education and communications professional, with 30 years of experience in strategic planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral and social change communications, social marketing, and training programs for national, international, and federal organizations. She has extensive experience in developing and evaluating bilingual, culturally competent materials and programs targeting ethnic and racial minorities; designing and conducting formative and qualitative research in communication and behavioral health issues; and designing data collection instruments, analysis, and reporting. Dr. Pinzon has conceived, designed, and produced mass media. Her background also includes planning, developing, and implementing strategies and tactics to support large-scale health communication programs for federal agencies. In addition, she has conducted training, capacity building, and curriculum development for target audiences; facilitated bilingual focus group discussions and cognitive interviews; and developed and implemented outreach programs for underserved and at-risk populations. Dr. Pinzon has managed and implemented outreach and targeted communications programs for the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U. S. Agency for International Development, and the Pan American Health Organization. Dr. Pinzon is fluent in English, French, and Spanish and conversant in Portuguese. She has extensive international experience, including in-country technical experience in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, and U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities, including Puerto Rico.