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UMass Boston- New Gastón Director Sees Public Health as the Key to Community Health

As a child in rural Puerto Rico, the health challenges faced by María Idalí Torres and her family were quite a bit different from what she's studied and addressed in her work in public health in Massachusetts and Connecticut: going to the river to get drinking water, which subsequently needed to be boiled before use; the threat of dengue- and malaria-carrying mosquitoes; and the challenge of keeping food fresh at a time when there was no electricity-and thus no refrigerators-in her community. More...