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Myrellis Muñiz-Márquez

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Myrellis Muñiz-Márquez is Migrant Clinicians Network’s Program Manager in Puerto Rico, where she advocates for health promotion, health equity, and emergency preparedness. In this role, she manages and develops ongoing and new projects that seek to attend to the health needs of the vulnerable communities in Puerto Rico by providing training, resources, and other literacy opportunities. Ms. Muñiz-Márquez has previously worked as a study coordinator and research assistant in disaster health effects related to prenatal maternal stress caused by Hurricane Maria, orofacial malformations, and community risk communication in vector-borne diseases. Through her work with MCN, she aims to improve the quality and access to health services for underserved populations and minorities, with emphasis on gender-based violence victims and the LGBTTQIA+ community, and to help remedy emerging public health issues in the island.

Ms. Muñiz-Márquez was born and raised in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. Her passion for social justice was a fundamental lesson from her mother, a primary school math teacher who serves her community now outside of the classroom. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus with a master’s degree in Public Health and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico Humacao Campus. In her free time, she enjoys singing, dancing salsa, hiking in Puerto Rico’s beautiful mountains, and spending time at the beach.

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