H. Eduardo Velasco, PhD, MD, MS
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor, Clinical Medicine

Phone: 575-674-2236
Email: evelasco@burrell.edu
Department: Academic Affairs, Clinical Education, Evaluation and Assessment, and Library


MD degree from Mexico’s National University (UNAM)

Family Medicine Specialist degree from Mexico’s Technology Institute (IPN)

MS in Health Systems from Mexico’s School of Public Health

PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University

Professional Accomplishments

Touro University California Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Day. 1st Place in Public Health, Epidemiology, & Health Sciences: Evaluation of the National Health Survey Data Capturing Relationships Between Hematological Factors and Duration of Oxycodone Use, 2007-2018. Andrea D. Varias; Clipper F. Young; H. Eduardo Velasco. May 3, 2022

Selected Publications

NIH R01 (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases), Co-investigator “Extra-hepatic postprandial metabolism of dietary fructose.”

Grant “Fructose: Substrate, Stimulus, or Both?” funded by NIDDK (1R01DK116033-01A1). Co-investigator. Awarded January 2019.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment OMM/OMT RFA1 “Reducing Inflammation With Osteopathic Treatment” (RIOT) Co-investigator. Awarded 2017.

Publications (Since 2011)

Saleem A, Bekele A, Fitzpatrick MB, et al. Knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer in Southwestern Ethiopia is lacking: A descriptive analysis. PLoS One.2019;14(11): e0215117.

Velasco-Mondragon HE, Menini T, West C, Clearfield M. Public Health and Interprofessional Education as Critical Components in the Evolution of Osteopathic Medical Education. JAOA, 2018; 11:753-763.

Alcalde-Rabanal JE, Nigenda G, Bärnighausen T, Velasco-Mondragón HE, Darney BG. The gap in human resources to deliver the guaranteed package of prevention and health promotion services at urban and rural primary care facilities in Mexico. Hum Resour Health. 2017 Aug 3;15(1):49.

Velasco-Mondragon, E, Jimenez, A, Palladino-Davis, AG, Davis, D, Escamilla-Cejudo, JA. Hispanic health in the USA: a scoping review of the literature. Public Health Reviews, December 7, 2016; 37:31.

Noonan, AS, Velasco-Mondragon, HE, Wagner, F. Improving the health of African Americans in the USA: an overdue opportunity for social justice. Public Health Reviews, October 3, 2016; 37:12. Corresponding author.

Alcalde-Rabanal JE, Bärnighausen T, Nigenda-López G, Velasco-Mondragón HE, Sosa-Rubí SG. [Human resources needed to implement health prevention and promotion to adults in primary health care]. Salud Publica Mex. 2013 May-Jun;55(3):301-9.

Velasco-Mondragon E, Lindong I, Kamangar F. Determinants of anti-hepatitis A

antibody seroprevalence in 2- to 19-year-olds in the USA using NHANES 2007-2008.

Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Mar;140(3):417-25.

Amen-Ra NSS, Velasco-Mondragon E, Hossain MB, Bronner Y. Energy expenditure differs between Black and White Americans: Implications for obesity prevention research. Food and Nutrition Sciences 2012;3:914-924.

Lazcano-Ponce E, Lorincz AT, Cruz-Valdez A, Salmerón J, Uribe P, Velasco-Mondragón E, Nevarez PH, Acosta RD, Hernández-Avila M. Self-collection of vaginal specimens for human papillomavirus testing in cervical cancer prevention (MARCH): a community-based randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011; 378(9806):1868-73.