Helda Pinzón-Perez, Ph.D. NP, M.C.H.E.S., MPH

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Ph.D. in Health Education at The Pennsylvania State University in 1997
Minor: School Psychology

MPH- Public Health at California State University, Fresno. Emphasis: Health Policy and Management in 2008.

M.S. in Public Health at California State University, Fresno in 1992
Emphasis: Health Education

B.S. in Nursing at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia in 1982

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:

Director, Master of Public Health - Department of Public Health- CSUF

Professor, Department of Public Health, California State University, Fresno.

Advisor, Community Health Option, Department of Public Health- CSUF

COURSES TAUGHT:

Dr. Pinzón-Perez teaches courses in areas related to community health and health promotion and Nursing:

  • Community health
  • Principles of Health Education
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Rural Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Global and Cultural Issues in Health
  • Alternative Medicine and Holistic Health
  • Health and Disease

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:

  • Research Interests: International Health, Multicultural Health Issues, Alternative Medicine And Holistic Health
  • Research Projects:
    • Community-Based Participatory Research on Childhood Obesity
    • Health Policy for Diabetes Prevention
    • The Influence of TV Advertisements on childhood obesity
    • The role of Medical Massage Therapists in Public Health
    • Infusion of Technology in Service Learning Courses

PUBLICATIONS:

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2007). A Review of Obesity and its Relationship with the Built Environment: Implications for Health Educators. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 10:78-84. Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. & Gonzalez, J. (2007). The Role of Rural Latino Farm Working Males in the Prevention of Breast Cancer Among their Female Partners: An Example of Community-Based Research. The Journal for Civic Commitment. 8th Issue. Available online at http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/other/engagement/Journal/Issue8/Pinzon-Perez.jsp . Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. & Soto, T.(2006). Viewing Patterns of Television Advertisements Among Rural Latino Farm Working Mothers: Implications for Childhood Overweight Prevention. Hispanic Health Care International, 4(4):211-218. Peer Reviewed.

Vang, T. & Pinzon-Perez, H. (2006). Knowledge of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Among Hmong Populations in Central California. Hmong Studies Journal, 7: 1-24. Peer Reviewed.

Perez, M., Moua, L., & Pinzon-Perez, H. (2006). Food Preparation, Practices, and Safety in the Hmong Community. Hmong Studies Journal, 7: 1-24. Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. & Rodriguez, M. (2006). Service Learning in the Classroom: Faculty and Student Viewpoints. Exchanges . Online Journal of the California State University. Office of the Chancellor. Fall/06 issue. Available at http://www.exchangesjournal.org/viewpoints/1247_Pinzon-Perez.html . Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2006). Health issues for the Hmong population in the U.S.: Implications for health educators. International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 9, pp. 122-133. Available online at http://www.aahperd.org/iejhe/2006/06_H_Pinzon.pdf. Peer Reviewed.

Perez, M., Gonzalez, A ., & Pinzon-Perez, H. (2006). Cultural competence in health care systems: A case study. California Journal of Health Promotion, 4(1), pp. 102-108. Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. & Perez, M. (2005). Changes in students' knowledge, attitudes, and skills in a service-learning community health course. The Journal for Civic Commitment. Available online at http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/other/engagement/Journal/ 6th issue. Published on December 2/05. Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H., Perez, M., Torres, V. & Krenz, V. (2005). A Qualitative Study about Cervical Cancer Screening Among Latinas Living in a Rural Area of California: Lessons for Health Educators. American Journal of Health Education, 36(4), pp. 228-236. Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2005). Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Holistic Health, and Integrative Healing: Applications in Health Education. American Journal of Health Education. 36(3), pp. 174-176. By Invitation.

Pinzon-Perez, H., Moua, N., & Perez, M.A. (2005) Understanding Satisfaction with Shamanic Practices among the Hmong in Rural California. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education. Volume 8. Available at www.aahperd.org/iejhe pp. 18-23. Peer Reviewed.

Perez, M. & Pinzon-Perez, H. (2005). Uso del Tabaco entre los Jovenes Colombianos: Retos para los Profesionales en Salud Publica [Tobacco Use in Colombian Youth: Challenges for Public Health Professionals. Journal Salud Uninorte. pp. 66-75. Peer Reviewed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2003). Lessons from developing countries: Health education in the global village. American Journal of Health Education. 34(2):101-103. By invitation.

Banner, W., Booroojian, S., Hernandez, L., Lopez, B. Pinzon-Perez, H. (2002). Assessment of a Lecture on Cancer Prevention and the Early Detection of Cancer. Journal of Cancer Education, 17: 186-187. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., Pinzon-Perez, H. & Sowby, S. (2002). The role of health educators in dealing with biological threats in the United States. American Journal of Health Education, 33(4): 216-224. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon-Perez, H.L. (2002). Risk behaviors related to safety and violence among Colombian high school students. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreations, Sport, and Dance, 38(1): 50-54. Refereed.

Pinzon-Perez, H. L., & Perez, M.A. (2001). A study of suicide related behaviors among Colombian youth: Reflections and implications for health education. American Journal of Health Education, 32(5), 288-292. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon-Perez, H. (2000). Alcohol, tobacco, and other psychoactive drugs use among high school students in Bogota, Colombia. Journal of School Health, 70(9), 377-380. Refereed.

Pinzon-Perez, H.L., & Perez, M.A. (2000). Advocacy groups for Hispanic/Latino health issues. The Health Education Monograph, 17(2), 29-31. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon, H.L. (1999). The health tree A needs assessment tool for Hispanic groups. Journal of Health Education, 30(3), 186-187. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., Pinzon, H.L., & Luquis, R. (1998). Focus groups among Latino farm worker populations: Guidelines for implementation. Migration World, 26(3), 19-23. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., Garza, R. & Pinzon, H.L. (1998). Nothern California Hispanic migrant farm workers health status: A case study. Migration World, 26(1-2), 17-23. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon, H.L. (1997). Sexual communication patterns among Latino adolescent farm workers: A case study. American Journal of Health Studies, 13(2), 74-83. Refereed.

Pinzon, H.L., & Perez, M.A. (1997). Multicultural issues in health education programs for Hispanic/Latino populations in the U.S. Journal of Health Education, 28(5), 314-316. Refereed.

Perez, M.A., Pinzon, H.L., & Garza, R. (1997). Latino families: Partners for success in school settings. Journal of School Health, 67(5), 182-184. Refereed.

Pinzon, H.L. (1988). El Rol del profesional de Enfermería en Educación Participativa con comunidades rurales" [The

Role of Professional Nurses in Participant Education with Rural Communities], ANEC. Bogotá, Colombia. Refereed

Pinzon, H.L. (1987). Investigacion-Acción Participativa: Una Nueva Línea de Investigación en Enfermería

[Participant Observation: A new Area of Research in Nursing], ANEC. Bogota, Colombia. Refereed.

Books:

Perez, M.A., Pinzon-Perez, H.L., & Alonso, L.M. (2007). Promoción de la Salud: Conceptos y Aplicaciones [Health Promotion: Concepts and Applications]. Ediciones UniNorte. Universidad El Norte. Barranquilla, Colombia. 186 pages.

Book Chapters:

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2008). Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Culturally Competent Health Education. Chapter 4. Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion. Editors: Perez M., & Luquis, R. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2007). Culture and Heritage. Chapter 18. Chapter Contributor. Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing. 8th Edition. Authors: Berman A., Snyder S., Kozier B., & Erb G.. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson- Prentice Hall.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon-Perez, H.L. (2003). Sexual Health Issues Among U.S. Latinos. International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. Tennessee: Continuum Press.

Perez, M.A. & Pinzon-Perez, H. (1999). Health Tips: Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer. Latino Monthly. pp 22-23. By invitation.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon, H.L. (1998). Latino perspectives on sexuality. In P.B. Koch & D. Weiss (Eds.), Sexuality in America (pp. 49-62). Tennessee: Continuum Press.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon, H.L. (1997). Latino perspectives on sexuality. In D. Weiss & P.B. Koch (Eds), International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (pp. 1423-1436). Tennessee: Continuum Press.

Translations:

Pinzon-Perez, H. & Perez, M. (2002). El Jardin Silencioso: Criando a su hijo sordo [The Silent Garden. Raising your Deaf Child]. Author: Paul Ogden. Hillsboro, Oregon: Butte Publications Inc.

Other Publications:

Islas-Hooker, G., Pinzon-Perez, H., &Chávez, F. (2007). United for a Healthy Environment. Let's Prevent Obesity: Working together to have healthy neighborhoods. Photonovela. Fotonovelas del Valle. Fresno, CA.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2006). The world obesity epidemic and its relationship to sustainable growth: The influence of the built environment. Conference Proceedings of the 5th Trilateral Conference on Pan-Pacific Cooperation and Sustainable Growth. Konkuk University, Korea. By Invitation.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (2005). Service Learning in a Community Public Health Class. CSUF Online Journal. By Invitation.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (Dec 15, 2003). On-line course "Cultural Issues in mental Health" Public Health Training Academy. CSUF. By Invitation.

Krenz, V., Krenz, E., Pinzon-Perez, H., & Perez, M (2003). GIS Mapping for Pap Smear Compliance Among Rural Latinas. Conference Proceedings. CD Rom.

Pinzon-Perez, H & Perez, M. (October, 2003). On-line course "Cultural Competence in Healthcare Settings." Public Health Training Academy and CSUF Division of Global and Continuing Education. By Invitation.

Pinzon-Perez, H. (November, 2003). On-line course "Complementary, Alternative, Holistic, and Allopathic Medicine: A Primer." Public Health Training Academy and CSUF Division of Global and Continuing Education. By Invitation.

Pinzon-Perez, H.L. (2003). Curriculum for the course "Principles of Complementary, Alternative, Integrative, and Holistic Health." Public Health Training Academy. California State University, Fresno. Non-Refereed.

Pinzon-Perez, H.L. (2003). Curriculum for the course "Alternative Healing and Holistic Health Practices in Ethnic Groups." Public Health Training Academy. California State University, Fresno. Non-Refereed.

Pinzón-Pérez, H.L. & others. (2002). Contributor. Report Card on the Status of Children in the Fresno County. (2002). Children Count Project. Fresno County Interagency Council. Non-Refereed.

Pinzon-Perez, H.L. (2002). Cultural competence in mental health services. Educational module. Task force on Cultural Competence at California State University, Fresno. Non-Refereed.

Pinzon-Perez, H.L., & Perez, M.A. (2000). Multicultural issues for Public Health workers. Educational Module. Public Health Training Academy, California State University, Fresno. Non-Refereed.

Pinzon-Perez, H.L., & Perez, M.A. (2000). Train the Trainer Module for Multicultural health education. Educational Module. Public Health Training Academy, California State University, Fresno. Non-Refereed.

Perez, M.A., Acosta Deprez, V., Pinzon-Perez, H., & Forouzesh, M.R. (2001). Celebrating diversity in AAHE: The Multicultural Involvement Committee. HExtra, 26(4), 1, 6. Non-Refereed.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon-Perez, H..L. (1999). Protecting yourself from skin cancer. Latino Monthly, 1(6), 22-23, 31. Non-Refereed.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon-Perez, H.L. (1999). Quires otro tamalito? Latino Monthly, 1(4), 23-24. Non-Refereed.

Perez, M.A., & Pinzon-Perez, H.L. (1998). Reporte sobre el studio "Encuesta sobre conductas de salud entre los jovenes Salvadorenos" [Report on the study "Survey of health behaviors among Salvadoran youth]. Denton, TX: University of North Texas, Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation.

Pinzon, H.L. (1997). Health-Related Risk Behaviors Among High School Students in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia.

Doctoral dissertation. Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Pinzon, H.L. (1992). Self-perceived risk of being infected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus:

A comparative study between American and International Students. Master's Thesis. California State University, Fresno.

UNIVERSITY, COMMUNITY, AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Council member of the Community Health Policy and Development section of the American Public Health Association (APHA)
  • Member of the Multicultural Involvement Committee at the American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
  • Member of AAHE and IUHPE (International Union for Health Promotion And Education)
  • Member of the Leadership Council- American Cancer Society- Fresno/Madera chapter
  • Former member of the CSUF Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
  • Former member of the CSUF Library Subcommittee
  • Former member of the Executive Committee at the College of Health and Human Services

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS:

  • Fulbright Scholar- Dominican Republic Teaching and Research- 2008
  • "Best in Show" Award for International Scholarship at CSUF- April, 2009
  • Outstanding faculty member- Department of Public Health at CSUF- March, 2009
  • Top Dog Award at CSUF- October, 2005
  • International Student Award At CSUF in May, 1992
  • Professional Certifications:
    • RN: Registered Nurse
    • CHES: Certified Health Education Specialist
    • CPH: Certifien in Public Health
    • PHN: Public Health Nurse
    • LMT: Licensed Massage Therapist
    • MMP: Medical Massage Practitioner