The California Endowment, the state's largest health foundation, recently appointed Patricia Lozada-Santone, Ph.D., M.P.H., a new program officer, to work with community-based organizations in San Diego and Imperial counties to identify and address their health-related needs. Dr. Lozada-Santone will conduct outreach to organizations to increase their awareness of funding opportunities, review health-related grant proposals from various Southern California-based community organizations, help to develop programs to assist underserved communities, and monitor foundation grants.
Dr. Lozada-Santone, who is based at The Endowment's San Diego office, most recently served on the faculty of San Diego State University's Colleges of Education, and Health and Human Services. While there, she was responsible for course development and delivery of curriculum covering a variety of health subjects. Concurrent to her role as educator, she also served as coordinator of the University's Health Careers Opportunity Program. In that capacity, she recruited and placed students from the fields of public health, social work, and communicative disorders into internship program with professionals in their respective fields of interest throughout San Diego County.
"I am delighted to join The Endowment," said Lozada-Santone, a San Diego resident. "I look forward to working closely with community health care providers to address the needs of the very diverse communities they serve."
Dr. Lozada-Santone holds both a bachelor's degree in Public Health and Education, and a master's degree in Public Health from San Diego State University, and a doctorate from Claremont Graduate University.