Centro Voices Aida Maisonet Giachello: A career transforming health for Puerto Ricans in Chicago


Aida Giachello is a respected educator and researcher on Hispanic/Latino health who has long been involved in community mobilization and action. She founded several organizations including the Midwest Hispanic AIDS Coalition  and the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). She has served on numerous local and national boards, and is involved in countless grassroots efforts to address health and human services issues of racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, women as a group, and other vulnerable populations. Currently, she is a research professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. She has received over 44 awards and recognitions throughout the years, including being honored in 2005 by Time Magazine’s as One of 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America, in 2010 being named as One of Ten Persons Who Inspire by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). She has also been published in and recognized by various Latino and Hispanic publications, including National Hispanic Magazine, and People En Español.

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