Maia Ingram MPH is Co-Director, Arizona Prevention Research Center and Program Director of Community-based Evaluation Projects. She has over 15 years experience developing and evaluating community-based prevention and research programs using the community health worker (promotora) model. Ms. Ingram has expertise in community-based participatory research to engage communities in addressing health disparities in chronic disease, obesity, asthma and partner violence. Her research uses community-based participatory research in the pursuit of policy and environmental change in partnership with Arizona-Mexico border communities. Ms. Ingram partners with Federally Qualified Community Health Centers in border communities and collaborates on patient centered behavioral health care in the primary care setting. Ms. Ingram teaches two public health graduate courses - public health advocacy and participatory action research.