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Gregory Talavera MD, MPH

Dr. Talavera is a bilingual, bicultural physician with experience in preventive medicine, public health and cancer control. He is currently responsible for a $9.7 million reserach grant from The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to conduct a longitudinal study of Latino health. Among his research interests are culture-specific beliefs that serve as assets or barriers to chronic disease prevention and control. He is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University where he is also co-director of the Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies.

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