Jessica Andino

Jessica Andino

Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Department: Community and Behavioral Health

Year of intended graduation: 2024

Previous Education: BA, Health and Human Physiology with an Emphasis in Health Promotion and Spanish, University of Iowa (2013), MPH, Community and Behavioral Health, University of Iowa (2016)

Research Interest: Affordable housing; health equity; social and structural determinants of health; Latinx health; urban planning and policy; family-based interventions; community-based participatory research and community engagement

Current Activities: Jessica Andino is a Graduate Research Assistant, serving as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Iowa Superfund Research Project and the co-director of the Health Equity Advancement Lab. Her interests are in eliminating health disparities through innovative community-based approaches to preventative medicine, with a particular interest in low-income housing residents in Iowa. Jessica serves on the Board of Directors for the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County and Open Heartland, a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Iowa City whose mission is provide resources for local Latinx families whom have immigrated from Mexico and Central America.