Yohali Burrola-Méndez Graduate Student

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Biography

Yohali Burrola-Méndez is currently a Ph.D. candidate and graduate student researcher in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) at the University of Pittsburgh and a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Yohali received her Master of Science in Health with concentration Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her degree in Physical Therapy in Mexico. She has experience delivering the World Health Organization Wheelchair Service Training Packages in El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Philippines, USA, and Mexico.

Yohali received funding from the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (2016) to develop a wheelchair service training project in Mexico and from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (2018) to develop an online course to train clinicians in rural areas of Mexico. Yohali’s research interests are focused on 1) developing and implementing educational programs that attempt to reduce health disparities in people with disabilities living in low and middle-income countries; 2) developing assessment tools and psychometric analysis, and 3) designing, managing and evaluating global health programs for low- and middle-income countries.