Andrea Ayvazian

Since completing her studies at CIE, Andrea has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst.  Her areas of specialization include community health education in vulnerable populations; community-engaged research to reduce health disparities; learner-centered curriculum design and teaching; women’s reproductive health; and global health.


Andrea teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Community Health Education and has re-designed the popular general education course My Body, My Health using innovative, learner-centered approaches. She was a was a faculty fellow in the 2015-2016 Student-Centered Teaching and Learning Fellowship with the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development at UMass Amherst.


In May 2019 Andrea was one of the UMass Amherst faculty members selected by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development as recipients of the 2019-20 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) faculty fellowship award.


She has also consulted with World Education on a Women's Literacy Initiative in Mozambique and with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on designing learner-centered curriculum and teaching HIV prevention for at-risk and marginalized populations.


Before coming to CIE, Andrea completed her undergraduate studies in Brazil with a major in biology and nursing.  [6-20]




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