Suad Ghaddar is currently Associate Director at the South Texas Border Health Disparities Center at The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA). She holds degrees from the American University of Beirut (BBA, MBA) and The University of Texas-Pan American (PhD). In her current position, Dr. Ghaddar focuses on advancing the center's mission of promoting health disparities research by encouraging faculty involvement through center-sponsored grants and training opportunities. Her research interests include U.S.-Mexico border economic and health issues, chronic disease prevention programs, and the use of community health workers (promotores de salud) in health promotion and education. Dr. Ghaddar's current research focuses on understanding and improving health literacy to address health disparities, targeting the school system and the workplace as potential intervention points. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of School Health and the Pan American Journal of Public Health, among others.