Chapter Development Associate
Shirley Bejarano MS, MPH, CPH has worked in the HIV/AIDS field for over 11 years providing direct services to diverse populations in Florida and New York City. She has also conducted qualitative research in Ecuador with the Andean Indigenous communities on HIV/AIDS and Syndemic Theory surrounding substance abuse, nutrition, and intimate partner violence.
Ms. Bejarano earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Masters Degree in Public Health Practice from the University of South Florida. She also holds a Masters Degree in Global Health from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) from the University of Barcelona. Shirley Bejarano is currently the Director of Education and Prevention at the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) an affiliate of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, where she oversees the Education and Prevention Department.
Ms. Bejarano is co-founder of the Global Health Next Generation Network, a platform for young professionals that facilitates the transition from academia to professional careers in global health by networking and promoting interdisciplinary work. She also currently serves as a Technical Officer and Peer Advisor for MultiPOD Mentoring- a multi-country global health mentorship program. Shirley Bejarano serves as Chapter Development Associate for Women in Global Health Membership Team.
Areas of Interest:
Women’s rights, water sanitation & hygiene, health systems, food, travel, music, capoeira, and dancing