Isabel Martinez Leal
Dr. Isabel Martinez Leal is a Senior Researcher in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the HEALTH Research Institute. Given her background in cultural anthropology and public health, she serves as a qualitative research specialist in health promotion and behavioral science projects. Dr. Leal provides support in grant writing and the development of academic materials, and she has worked as a consultant on qualitative methods on various health research projects, primarily focused on reducing health disparities to enhance equity and quality of health care services that reflect and respect patients' preferences and values. Dr. Leal earned her PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Rice University, and her Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.