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Wellness Education and Promotion

Meet the Staff

Dugeidy Ortiz, Director, Wellness Education and Promotion Program

Dugeidy OrtizEmail: dugeidy.ortiz@lehman.cuny.edu

My work at Lehman College focuses on improving the well-being of students through the provision of health education and other activities. My current goal at Lehman College is to develop impactful health education programming that not only attracts students but will provide them with accurate and timely information to help them make the right health decisions. The last four years I was a community outreach coordinator and program developer at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH). My work at the NYC DOHMH focused on issues of health equality and food justice.  My primary projects where with the Healthy Bodegas Initiative and Shop Healthy NYC! where I worked closely with community groups, schools, residents and business owners to help eliminate health disparities by increasing the availability of healthier food options to the South Bronx and Harlem. Previous to this I was a doctoral student pursuing a degree in Medical Anthropology at the University of Connecticut working on sexuality and reproductive health issues among young emergent adults of color.

Melissa Carreno, Peer Coordinator, Wellness Education and Promotion Program

Melissa CarrenoEmail: melissa.carreno@lc.cuny.edu

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