Tania Huedo-Medina, PhD
Koons Hall, Room 327A
Dr. Tania Huedo-Medina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. She has a broad background in analytical statistics development using general or generalized linear models and mediation models for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and meta-analytic studies with both randomized control trial and observational study designs. As health mechanisms modeling has become more and more essential to health promotion sciences, Dr. Huedo-Medina has developed and tested complex models using statistical techniques and has extensive knowledge of health mechanisms related to nutrition, HIV, psychological disorders, and other areas. The models and statistical techniques she and her team have developed capture the complexity of relationships between multiple variables at different levels including time, individual biological and behavioral aspects, and context including cultural aspects from different areas of the globe (specific focus on the U.S., Latin America, and Europe). Her research team is currently collaborating with Cuban researchers in Cuba on health promotion interventions to reduce chronic disease rates and to work toward a sustainable and communitarian global health model using the combined potential of the U.S. and Cuba.