Barbara Baquero, MPH, PhD


A portrait of Barbara Baquero of the Department of Community and Behavior Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Title(s): Associate Professor
Department: Community and Behavioral Health

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Dr. Baquero conducts community and behavioral health research guided by the community-based participatory research principles and the social-ecological framework. The focus of her research has been on reducing and eliminating health disparities for Latino immigrants in the U.S. through identifying, understanding, implementing and evaluating interventions that incorporate social, cultural and structural factors associated with obesity and chronic disease prevention and control.

She has conducted community-based and engaged research with Latinos in California, North Carolina and now Iowa. A central part of her research work has focused on addressing health disparities on community food environment to promote healthy eating.

Courses Taught

  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Designing and Implementing Interventions

Research Interests

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based participatory health interventions
  • Obesity and chronic disease prevention and control interventions
  • Social, cultural, and behavioral factors related to health outcomes
  • Reducing and eliminating health disparities for Latino immigrants in the United States
  • Implementation Science