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Refugio Sepulveda DrPH

Refugio  Sepulveda DrPH

Assistant Research Professor

Public Health Practice, Policy, & Translational Research Department

550 E. Van Buren Street
Univ of Arizona Phoenix Plaza
PO Box: n/a
Phoenix AZ 85006


Dr. Sepulveda’s research interests include Health Policy and Administration; Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; Economic, Social, Cultural, and Structural Determinants of Health; Community-Based Participatory Research; mHealth, eHealth, and digital innovations for health delivery; and Epilepsy Self-Management among Hispanics. He teaches a range of courses in the areas of public health policy and management, the U.S. health care system, health systems delivery, public health ethics, and community assessment.

Dr. Sepulveda currently serves as the co-PI on two newly awarded SIP grants funded by the CDC through the Arizona Prevention Research Center (AZPRC). Both projects aim to improve the public health response to epilepsy. During this time, Dr. Sepulveda will represent the University of Arizona as a scientific investigator of the Managing Epilepsy Well Network (MEW), a thematic research network from the CDC’s Prevention Research Center program. In 2019, Dr. Sepulveda was awarded a certificate of appreciation from the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) for his outstanding commitment to epilepsy prevention.

Dr. Sepulveda received his DrPH and MPH degrees from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. He holds a joint appointment with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Neurology.

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