Engagement Core Coordinator, Chicago Center for Health and Environment
Collaboratory for Health Justice
Daisy Magaña is a UIC graduate with an MPH in Community Health Sciences. Her interest in advancing her knowledge and learning more about disparities affecting her community, introduced her to Dr. Victoria Persky and Dr. Maria Argos in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UIC. Through this department she received her first opportunity to work on the environmental research in the Southeast Side of Chicago. In Spring of 2020, she worked with Dr. Jeni Hebert-Beirne, in the Department of Community Health Science at UIC, alongside with other fellow students, on a Qualitative Community Needs Assessment on the Southeast side of Chicago. Through the Collaboratory of Health Justice at UIC, Daisy also worked on the Healthcare Transformation Program, whose goal is to improve services and care to better meet communities’ unmet needs in Illinois.
Daisy is currently the Engagement Core Coordinator for the Chicago Center for Health and Environment as well as a Research Assistant on the Caminos a La Seguridad project focusing on women experiencing violence and a Research Assistant on Healthcare Transformation 2021.