The Department of Languages welcomed new assistant professor Arelis Moore de Peralta on July 1. She begins a joint tenure-track appointment with the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies, where she has served as a research assistant professor with the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life since 2011. In her new interdisciplinary role, Moore de Peralta will teach three courses in Languages and one course in Youth, Family and Community Studies every year. The Languages courses, which include Spanish for Health Professionals, Technical Spanish for Health Management Professionals, and Health and Hispanic Community, will enrich the department’s Language and International Health (L&IH) program.
Moore de Peralta has a background in public health epidemiology and has worked on public health projects throughout Latin America. Her work with a Creative Inquiry team of Clemson students was recently featured in Clemson World magazine. The team traveled to Las Malvinas, a small community in the Dominican Republic, during spring break to conduct a community health assessment. Together with Dominican students from Iberoamerican University, the Clemson team members will use the data they collected to design a community health improvement plan for Las Malvinas. Moore de Peralta’s public health experience and ability to turn data into practice will be valuable additions to the L&IH program.
Click here to read the press release about Moore de Peralta’s joint appointment.