Alejandra Biangmano, M.P.H.
Alejandra Biangmano received an MPH in Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Iowa. She is currently a Program Coordinator in the Division of Child and Community Health at the University of Iowa, focused on improving the systems of care for Iowa's children and youth with special health care needs. She is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Global Health Studies Program.
Alejandra's global health interests focus on maternal and child health initiatives, rural health, the impacts of migration on health, and the relationship between social determinants of health and health disparities.
Alejandra has experience in both public health research and practice. She has spent time in Eastern Europe identifying gaps in mental health systems delivery and maternal and reproductive health care initiatives. She has focused much of her career thus far on identifying the impacts of migration on health, in particular, how migration into the U.S. impacts health disparities amongst the Latinx population. She also has experience in developing youth-focused tobacco cessation programming, as seen in her most recent publication, "Developing a Targeted E-Cigarette Health Communication Campaign for College Students". In her current role at the Division of Child and Community Health, Alejandra has developed programming for Iowa's Title V Block Grant, specifically in programming for children and youth with special health care needs.
At U Iowa, Alejandra teaches courses on the foundations of global health.