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Linda Marc, ScD, MPH '92

Dr. Marc is currently the Education and Curriculum Development Director within the Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) within the Division of Policy, Translation and Leadership Development, and holds a Research appointment in the Department of Biostatistics, both at the Harvard School of Public Health. On the PERLC Core Curriculum Committee, she is the lead faculty member for ensuring that cultural issues relevant to vulnerable populations (e.g., ethnic minorities, multilingual audiences, immigrant and lower socioeconomic status groups) are addressed when developing instructional models for PERLC.

In 2010 Dr. Marc received the “New Investigator Award” from the Harvard Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC). This work examined mental health literacy amongst persons of Haitian ancestry in the context of disasters. Her ongoing research focuses on post-disaster setting in Haiti, with emphasis on mental health and HIV.

Due to her knowledge and research on Haitians, in 2007 she was selected to serve on the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee for the US Census Bureau, and was re-appointed in 2012 to serve on the newly formed National Advisory Committee on Race, Ethnicity and Other Populations.  In this role she Chairs the Race & Hispanic Research Working Group. She concurrently holds an appointment as a Lecturer in Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health, and has been a Board Director of the Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health since 1995