Sandra Bedoya-Hanson

Public Health Advisor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2023 Leadership Journey Project: Beyond Resettlement and Placement, Youth Ambassador for Public Health

Sandra Bedoya-Hanson has 15 years of professional experience in public health. She works as a Public Health Advisor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), providing strategic and programmatic technical assistance to partners and country programs in Latin America and Africa. Originally from Colombia, Sandra came to the US to pursue her graduate studies. Her domestic and international public health career, including 13 plus years of living overseas has been focused on HIV/AIDS programming working with CBOs and INGOs, to improve the quality of and access to HIV services for vulnerable and minority populations. Prior to joining CDC, Sandra was the State Department Assistant Refugee Coordinator for the Horn of Africa-based in Ethiopia, where she played a leadership role in the international response to the refugee and migration crises in the region. Sandra holds a degree in Clinical Psychology from the Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia, and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University.
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