Elena Broaddus, PhD, MSPH is a western-Colorado based Senior Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and co-director of PEACHnet—a practice- and community-based research network for Colorado’s western slope. Elena’s doctoral training was in global public health and social and behavioral interventions, and her current research interests focus on the integration of efforts to understand and address social determinants of health into primary care. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship she aims to build expertise in dissemination and implementation science methodologies, and to explore equitable and patient-centered approaches to implement healthcare activities that address health-related social needs.
Andrea Jimenez-Zambrano, PhD, MPH is an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics and has extensive experience in community-based participatory research. She has also provided support and gained health-related research experience by collaborating with health outcomes and clinical researchers at ACCORDS and the Center for Global Health at the University of Colorado for over 10 years. As a Latinx immigrant growing up in Colorado, she observed disparities in health outcomes across diverse communities. This experience inspired her to pursue interdisciplinary training in public health and social science. Her doctoral training was focused on exploring factors that contribute to the uptake, use and benefit of a mobile application to facilitate sustained breastfeeding among first-time Latino mothers. Andrea is dedicated to addressing health inequities in primary care through research that enhances the health and well-being of Spanish-speaking populations. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship she plans to develop innovative research skills and looks forward to the program’s extensive and intensive mentorship.