Joanne Suarez, MBE is the founding Director for LatinX Bioethics, a new organization with a mission of cultivating partnerships across institutions to address ethical and moral issues impacting LatinX communities. As a rising scholar and researcher, Ms. Suarez brings over 6 years of professional and civic engagement experience in community healthcare in the areas of psychiatric recovery support, reproductive justice, addictions counseling, domestic violence, and health education within black and brown communities. She currently works part-time as a Community Health Assistant with the Family Van, a Harvard affiliated mobile health clinic program. In addition to her work, she supports community organizations and as health equity consultant. Outside of work she is actively involved in community advocacy initiatives all related to healthcare justice and equity. She hopes her future contributions will inform the work clinicians, policy makers, communities and the next-generation of healthcare professionals.
Ms. Suarez identifies as first generation Afro-Latina and a proud daughter of immigrants. She has earned a Master of Bioethics from the Center of Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. She also holds a BS in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in mental health and addictions counseling from Johnson and Wales University.
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