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Moore de Peralta, Arelis, MD, PhD, MPH, MED

Moore de Peralta, Arelis, MD, PhD, MPH, MED

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Health

Office: 2078 Barre Hall
Phone: 864-656-0719
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Post Doc. Family & Community Studies, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. (2014); Ph. D. Interdisciplinary program in International Family & Community Studies, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. (2011); M.Ed. Superior Education, Ibero-American University (UNIBE), D.R. (2006); M.P.H. Public Health/ Epidemiology, Santo Domingo Autonomous University, D.R. (1996); M.D. Medicine, Santiago Technological University (UTESA), D.R. (1990)

Arelis Moore de Peralta (MEd, MPH, MD, Dominican Republic; PhD, Clemson) is a medical epidemiologist and social scientist with experience in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research; particularly on health disparities among Hispanics in the US and Latin-America. Dr. Moore is currently an assistant professor with an inter-disciplinary joint appointment between the Department of Languages and Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies (YFCS) at Clemson University. Prior, Dr. Moore de Peralta was the director of the Center for Community Services (CCS), an activity of CU/IFNL located in Simpsonville, SC, and the Hispanic family outreach and support program Café Cultura. Dr. Moore de Peralta has published on behavioral health and community-based participatory research in peer-review journals including Hispanic Health Care International, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, GHS Proceedings, Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, American Journal of Infection Control, and South Carolina Nurse. Dr. Moore de Peralta currently leads a creative inquiry and study abroad project titled Building Healthier Communities in the Dominican Republic, in partnership with the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), a local partner university. She received the Vera Paster Award in October 2009, by the American Orthopsychiatric Association in recognition of her work with Latino immigrants, and she received the Kimbrough-Melton Parents Award in April 2010. Dr. Moore formerly was a faculty member in the School of Medicine at the Ibero-American University (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo. She coordinated disease preventative and control programs in the Ministry of Public Health in the Dominican Republic and for the Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO). She also participated in the Caribbean health surveillance programs of the Centers for Disease Control.

Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Moore de Peralta, A., & Holaday, B. (2017). Cues to Cervical Cancer Screening among U.S.-Hispanic Women. Hispanic Health Care International, 15, 5 - 12.

Gillispie, M., Mobley, C., Gibson, L.M., & Moore de Peralta, A. (2016). Perceptions of and Preferences for a Mobile Health Clinic for Underserved Populations: Results of Five Focus Groups. GHS Proceedings, 1 (2), 97 – 104.

Moore de Peralta, A., Holaday, B., (2016). Impact of economic trends and disparities on South Carolina children’s health and well-being: An analysis of the 2016 KIDS COUNT Profile. South Carolina Nurse, 23 (4), 11-13.

Moore de Peralta, A., Holaday, B., & McDonell, J. (2015). Factors affecting Hispanic women's participation in screening for cervical cancer. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17, 684-695. doi:10.1007/s10903-014-9997-7

Lee, E.H., Corcino, M., Moore, A., Garib, Z., Peña, C., & Sanchez, J., (2008). Impact of Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine on bacterial meningitis in the Dominican Republic. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 24, 161-168.

Moro, P., Moore, A.; Balcacer, P., Montero, A., Diaz, D., Gomez, V., & Weniger, B.G. (2007). Epidemiology of needle-sticks and other sharps injuries and injection safety practices in the Dominican Republic. American Journal of Infection Control, 35, 552-559.

Rosario, J., Garib, Z., & Moore, A. (2001). Poliovirus outbreak in Dominican Republic, 2000- 2001. Armed Forces Central Hospital Journal.

Gómez, E., Moore, A., Sánchez, J., et al. (1998). The epidemiology of Haemophilus influenzae type b carriage among infants and young children in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 17, 782-786.