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About the Author: Jane L. Delgado

Jane L. Delgado is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). The mission of the Alliance is the best health for all. Alliance community-based members serve over 15 million Hispanics and national members provide services to over 100 million individuals annually. The Alliance is part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC #11504), named a Best of the CFC charity, and featured as part of the Charities Under 5% Overhead Fund, and awarded the Best in America Seal by the Independent Charities of America. 

Dr. Delgado serves on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Labs (Chair, Compensation). She also serves on the Board of the Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute (Vice Chair, Chair Nominating) and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. She served on the boards of the Board of Health Care Services for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Kresge Foundation (16 year term); and, publicly traded companies (Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc. makers of Mucinex® and Vestar, Inc. the biotechnology company that developed AmBisome) until they were acquired. She was appointed by the DHHS Secretary to the National Biodefense Science Board and was appointed by the Senate majority leader to the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC) authorized by Congress. Dr. Delgado served on the national advisory council for Mrs. Rosalyn Carter's Task Force on Mental Health and is a member of BankInter’s Future Trends Forum in Madrid, Spain.

Dr. Delgado is a highly respected and sought after thought leader and commentator. Innovation and action have marked Dr. Delgado’s career as a leader who is transforming health, she is seen on CNN, ABC, Univision, and Telemundo. Dr. Delgado has provided commentary for numerous national media, including the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Her writing has appeared in STAT News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, El Mundo (Spain) and many other publications.


Some awards include: 2019 Doctor of Letters by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, 2018 Latino Leaders named her to the 101 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S., 2017 Aztec Award Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, 2015 she received the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation the Dr. Harvey Wiley Award (highest award to a civilian), 2010 Ladies Home Journal named her one of the “Ladies We Love,” and 2008 WebMD recognized her as one of four Health Heroes for her dedication and resilience. A practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Delgado launched her book series the Buena Salud® Guides in 2011. The series includes for “…a Healthy Heart,” “…Living with Diabetes,” “Overcoming Depression and Enjoying Life,” “…Arthritis and Your Life” (English & Spanish editions, HarperCollins, 2012), “…Losing Weight and Keeping It Off” (Buena Salud Press, 2017), and “Overcoming Depression and Enjoying Life,” (Buena Salud Press, 2020). Previous books include the critically acclaimed “Salud— The Latina Guide to Total Health “(HarperCollins 1997, 2002), “The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers” (English & Spanish editions, Newmarket Press, 2010). “Salud— The Latina Guide to Total Health,” “The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers”, and “The Buena Salud Guide for a Healthy Heart,” were chosen by the Library Journal as one of the best health books for the year they were published.

Dr. Delgado served in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Working under then DHHS Secretary Margaret Heckler, she was a key force in the development of the landmark “Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health.” Prior to working for DHHS she held a variety of positions including Children’s Talent Coordinator for Sesame Street.

In 1981, she was awarded a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from SUNY Stony Brook and an M.S. in Urban and Policy Sciences from the W. Averell Harriman School of Urban and Policy Sciences. Dr. Delgado lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Mark.

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