Anabel Fernández is the Global Health Program Manager with the Global Health Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She leads the Niños Primeros en Salud program in the Dominican Republic, as well as the Global Health Allies Program, and the annual CHOP Global Health Conference.
Anabel completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies in the discipline of Public Health, focusing on global communicable diseases. She is passionate about reducing health disparities in underserved communities throughout the world. Before joining CHOP, she was the Migrant Health and Outreach Program Manager at Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, working to increase healthcare access for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Previously, she was a Public Health and Community Development Specialist in the Peace Corps for three years, where she designed and implemented programs to reduce both chronic malnutrition rates among children less than three years old and teen pregnancy rates in a rural community in Perú. She joined the CHOP Global Health team in September 2020.
Education and Training
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)Certification in Public Health (CPH)
BS in Public Health – University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Master of Public Health – University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Titles and Academic Titles
Global Health Program Manager