Worker Health Expertise
Quirina M. Vallejos, MPH
Senior Research Associate, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Vallejos and her colleagues conduct health research and design interventions targeted at Spanish-speaking immigrant laborers and their families in North Carolina.
Vallejos has been Project Manager of several research projects that address the health of farmworkers. Topics of the research she has helped conduct include skin disease, pesticide exposure, housing quality, and risk factors for child obesity. Vallejos has also managed projects to develop educational materials for Spanish-speaking adults on the topics of lead poisoning, occupational pesticide safety, residential integrated pest management, and the dangers of exposure to second hand smoke.
Vallejos has served for 3 years on the planning committee of the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum. She is a member of the North Carolina Farmworker Institute’s Speakers Bureau. Vallejos has authored 29 peer-reviewed publications related to farmworker health and health education for Latino populations. She has also co-authored several health education publications.