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Isabel Estrada Portales, Ph.D.,M.S.

Communications Lead, NHI Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Isabel M. Estrada Portales, Ph.D., M.S., is a Fulbright Scholar who has conducted research on media and communications in Ecuador, United States, Brazil and Cuba. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from University of Havana, M.S. in Mass Communications from Florida International University, and Ph.D. in Spanish and Cultural Studies from Georgetown University, in Washington DC. In 1996, she won Cuba's Pinos Nuevos national book competition in the Social Sciences category, with her book Retoricas, astucias, convenciones..Las ideologias profesionales de los perdiodistas cubanos. The book was based on her disertation research and was subsequently censored and taken away from bookstores. She serves on the Editorial Board on the Journal of Communication in Healthcare, and chairs the Board  of Proyecto Salud Clinic, in Montgomery County, Maryland. She currently leads the Communciation department at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral Health and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).


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