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Episode #350 Data And Health Equity, With Paulina Sosa, MPH

On This Episode Of The Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast


Joining Dr. Huntley on this episode is a repeat guest who first graced us with her presence in episode 178! Paulina Sosa the Founder of both Latinx Voces and Latinx Task Force. Amongst other distinguished accolades, she is currently a doctoral student in the public health informatics track in the DrPH program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


As you tune into our conversation, you’ll hear what ignited her path toward a career in public health and how her biggest passion in public health revolves around the power of data, policy, and health equity. She also catches us up on what she’s been busy with since 2021. Don’t miss out on this insightful conversation as Paulina shares more about her two businesses, advice to those considering a career in the field of public health, and much more. Thanks for listening!


Meet Paulina Sosa


Paulina Sosa is the Founder and CEO of Latinx Voces, a social enterprise aimed at celebrating, showcasing and amplifying Latinx voices, stories, and cultures. She is also the Founder and President of the health branch, the Latinx Task Force, a national coalition of local, state and national organizations and agencies, focused on addressing health and economic disparities in Latinx communities during and beyond COVID-19. Additionally, Paulina currently works as the See Me Coordinator for the Smithsonian See Me Program under Access Smithsonian—a program focused on using art to engage with Alzheimers/ Dementia patients and their caregivers.


Paulina has worked for more than 15 years in public health, including advocacy, data analytics and communications. Her work has revolved around infectious disease transmission and epidemic and pandemic preparedness, including influenza and COVID-19. Paulina is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Public Health- Public Health Informatics program at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has worked at the World Health Organization and at the Pan American Health Organization as the Lead Data Analyst on influenza. She has also worked with the American Journal of Public Health, the American Public Health Association COVID-19 Response Team, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, provided consulting services for PAHO and other partners in data, surveillance, and public health communications.



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Conversation Highlights


  • A quick re-introduction of Dr. CH Huntley: who she is and what she does

  • The distinguished who behind Paulina Sosa

  • What ignited Paulina’s journey to a career in public health

  • She shares her biggest passion in public health: the power of data, informing policy, and health equity

  • What she’s doing now (the journey since 2021!)

  • Paulina shares highlights about the 25-city tour

  • She details the differences between her two businesses Lantinx Voces and Latinx Task Force

  • How an understanding of public health has laid the foundation to launch her non-profit organization, enabling them to fulfill their mission effectively

  • Why she wants those considering a career in public health to “think outside the box!”



“Don’t be afraid to go out of the mold, a little bit. That would be my first piece of advice to those on the public health path.” — Paulina Sosa

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