Beatriz “Betty” Duran-Becerra

Betty is a second year MPH student in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department at Yale. She previously worked in the Dominican Republic as a health educator and at the Columbia Cancer Center as a program coordinator. At Yale, Betty has served as one of the Executive Directors at the HAVEN Free Clinic, a student-run clinic that provides comprehensive primary care services to the uninsured community in New Haven. Betty is passionate about empowering girls of color as well as developing and implementing youth-led programs to address health inequities. Under the mentorship of Dr. Opara, Betty is utilizing a strengths-based approach to develop a sexual health and substance use prevention toolkit for Latina girls in Paterson.