Office Number: A- 107F

Office Tel: (718) 518-4170

Academic Interest:

Professor Vasquez-Iscan is the current Unit Coordinator of the Health Education Unit. Her research interests entail analyzing HIV and its intersection with gender and violence and health inequities; online research to identify coping responses to stress among vulnerable populations; development of strategies for multicultural competence among health professionals; evaluating the impact of e-health on health disparities; capacity building for local and international disease prevention efforts; utilization of community based participatory research for health promotion and community empowerment. Professor Vasquez-Iscan has worked as a program planner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and has extensive work experience in community organizing as well as health promotion in multicultural settings. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Brazil in 2003 and a ELEVATE Fellow in 2016 from the Univeristy of Pennsylvania Center for Minority Serving Institutions and is currently a Presidential Fellow at Hostos Community College. Professor Vasquez-Iscan currently is a member of the HIV Advisory Body (HAB) for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute. She enjoys teaching the diverse Hostos student population due to the wealth of life experience that they bring into the classroom.