Dr. Karlita L Warren joins the Master of Science in Community Medicine program as the Assistant Program Director and Professor of Practice. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and has been a licensed and BOC certified athletic trainer for over 20 years.
Dr. Warren recently served as an assistant professor in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program and a faculty liaison for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of La Verne. She taught several courses including patient care: diversity and inclusivity I and II; evaluation and assessment of athletic injuries for the upper extremity, lower extremity, head, neck, and spine; therapeutic modalities; and exercise and rehabilitation. Dr. Warren also serves on several local, regional, and national professional committees.
Dr. Warren’s research interests include traumatic brain injury; racial and ethnic health disparities and healthcare disparities; microaggressions in healthcare; underrepresented racial/ethnic minority enrollment and retention in health professions education and the health professions. She maintains her research agenda via research projects currently in progress, invited presentations, poster presentations, and published articles. In 2021, she was selected to be a Distinguished CHER Institute Faculty Fellow with the Center for Health Equity Research at California State University Long Beach.
Dr. Warren also has experience in diverse student recruitment and retention, curriculum development, curriculum assessment, program assessment, online/hybrid education, and interprofessional education. Dr. Warren is a strong advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare and health professions education. She will support academic coordination, program assessment, and evaluation, and teach the Community Health Interventions I course.
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