Lilia Espinoza PhD, MPH
HIV, sexual health, Latinx health, research methods
HESC 411: Promoting Health in Diverse Populations
HESC 475: Health Science Planning, Research and Evaluation
Dr. Lilia Espinoza received her Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of California at Los Angeles and her doctorate in Preventive Medicine specializing in Health Behavior Research from the University of Southern California. She teaches undergraduate courses in multicultural health and research methods. Dr. Espinoza has conducted evidence-based, primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions with Spanish-speaking Latinx immigrants; probation youth; HIV-infected women and their children; and health care providers of patients living with HIV. Her current work focuses on evaluating a culturally tailored, evidence-based intervention for Spanish-speaking Latina mothers and their adolescent teen daughters to improve intergenerational sexual health communication and the implementation of an HIV medical fellowship at the Los Angeles County Jail to facilitate continuity of care. Dr. Espinoza is also collaborating with community-based organizations to evaluate a juvenile alcohol and drug diversion and education program in Orange County and assess social determinants of health and current mental health needs of Cambodian clients in Santa Ana.