Online Program

Unpredictable outcomes: A retrospective look at turning points and what made a difference in one immigrant's career path

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Hortensia Amaro, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Career paths are not often linear or “predictable”. I will discuss my own experience as an immigrant and the conditions, individuals and historical context that contributed to my development as a scientist with an interest in health inequities and informing practice. This presentation touches on key topics such as the role of academic training, clarity about one's career inspirations and aspirations, discerning real opportunities from distractions, developing mentoring relationships, negotiating professional transitions, and the role of “ganas” in achieving career goals. The goal of my presentation is to highlight the importance of using our own and others' lived experience as a source of information, inspiration, curiosity, energy and agency.

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for achieving a successful career as a scientist and public health leader; Describe potential pitfalls, barriers and opportunities for Latino public health researchers; and Discuss approaches for enhancing mentorship and engagement of Latino scholars in public health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.