Regina Roig-Romero, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention MPH Candidate, invited to contribute to the International Lactation Consultant Association’s official blog
In her essay titled “The Legacy of a Hurricane,” Regina Roig-Romero, IBCLC, MPHc reflects upon her role as a public health professional and breastfeeding advocate when (and the 21 years since) Hurricane Andrew left such a lasting impression on South Florida in August 1992. She was invited to publish the essay on the International Lactation Consultant Association’s official blog at: http://lactationmatters.org/2013/09/03/the-legacy-of-a-hurricane/
Regina is an MPH candidate in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She is currently the Senior Lactation Consultant for the WIC breastfeeding program in Miami-Dade and led the implementation of a worksite lactation support program at the health department in 2012. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners for which she will travel to Porto Alegre, Brazil next month to attend the Board’s annual meeting. In November, Regina will deliver an oral presentation on perceived milk insufficiency at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in Boston. Regina plans to graduate with her MPH in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in December 2013.