Miriam Mejia


Miriam Mejía, as Director of Community Engagement, is responsible for the oversight of community and patient engagement initiatives, including cultural competency and health literacy.

Miriam has worked for many years in the health care industry developing  programs for the following health issues: asthma, HIV/AIDS, mental health services, diabetes, heart disease, tobacco prevention and Alzheimer’s. She has extensive experience in curriculum implementation and supervising programs such as: Diabetes for Community Health Workers, Diabetes Community Health Worker Home Visitation Program, and the Alzheimer’s Community Health Worker Home Visitation Program.

Miriam has also been trained by the National Institutes of Health “Su Corazon, Su Vida” curriculum for the National Latina Health Network, by the Legacy Foundation on tobacco use prevention, the NYC Coalition for a Smoke-free partnership on: “Big Tobacco’s Lies, addicting kids, taking lives.” She also has been a trainer for over 100 enrollers on health insurance access.  An author of 10 books, she is also co-author of various papers on immunization (2006, 2007, 2008) and coauthor of “The impact of community health worker training and programs in NYC” (2006) all of them in coordination with Columbia School of Public Health. Miriam is also a short stories writer and poet.

  • Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), BA in Sociology
  • Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), AA in Statistics

Areas of Expertise

  • Community Health Engagement
  • Patient Education 
  • Social Detriments of Health
  • Community Leadership 

Thought Leadership

Extraordinarias Y GranDiosas; Heroinas De La Cotidianidad 

The Impact of Community Health Worker Training on Programs in NYC