Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza, PhD

Behavioral Scientist

picAlejandra Hurtado de Mendoza, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Hurtado is a bilingual Social Psychologist with training in Anthropology and Communication, Culture, and Technology. In the last ten years she has conducted research on health disparities with underserved ethnically/racially diverse populations including Latinos and African Americans. Her area of research focuses on translational genomics in underserved populations. Her ongoing research projects include the development of culturally adapted interventions to enhance the use of genetic counseling services  in Latina women and Black women at-risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.