Dr. Delgado leads the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance)— a science based and community driven organization with a mission of best health for all that does not accept funding from tobacco, alcohol, or sugar sweetened beverage companies. Alliance members provide services to over 15 million people annually.
Dr. Delgado serves on the Board of Health Care Services for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Board of Governors for Argonne National Labs. She is on the Board of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute; Keystone Policy Center; and, the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
Dr. Delgado is a leader in health policy and works to reduce the lag between scientific discovery and actionable information for people. She has written eight consumer health books; three were selected by the Library Journal for their “Best Health Book” list in the year they were published. Her latest book is, “The New No Gimmick Diet: The Buena Salud Guide to Losing Weight and Keeping It Off”. She is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently, in 2017 Latino Leaders named her to the 101 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S. and in 2015 she received the FDA’s Dr. Harvey Wiley Award (highest award to a civilian).
Dr. Delgado served in the Immediate Office of Secretary Margaret Heckler of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and was a key force in the development of the “Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health.” Prior to DHHS she held a variety of positions including Children’s Talent Coordinator for Sesame Street.
Her degrees include Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook and M.S. Urban and Policy Sciences, W. Averell Harriman School of Urban and Policy Sciences. Dr. Delgado is a licensed and practicing psychologist. She lives in Washington, DC.