1998-2000 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA;
1985-1987 Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Atlanta, GA;
1978-1981 Pediatrics Residency, Residency Program for Social Medicine, Montefiore Hospital and Health Center, Bronx, NY;
1974-1978, MD, Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA.
BS Gannon University, Erie, PA
Before joining FIU in 2011, Consuelo worked as a pediatrician in the South Bronx, Chicago, and in Miami. After completing EIS in 1987, Consuelo continued working at CDC in Atlanta, GA, for a total of 19 years, leading epidemic and other investigations in more than 30 states and countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia, and earning US Public Health Service and CDC awards for her work in syphilis epidemiology and the control of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis transmission in healthcare settings. In 2004, she joined the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative as a consultant in pediatric antiretroviral scale-up in the Dominican Republic, and volunteering at what became the second leading source of pediatric antiretroviral treatment, the Clinica de Familia, La Romana. She helped lead the production of the first DR National Guidelines for Use of Pediatric Antiretroviral Therapy and National Guidelines for Use of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy for Prevention of HIV Mother-to-Child Transmission. She designed and led training in the use of these guidelines, earning the DR Ministry of Health’s Commendation for Healthcare Workforce Capacity Building. She field-tested the first version of CDC’s software for epidemiologic data analysis, EpiInfo, and has worked extensively with the inventor, Dr. Andy Dean, training professionals worldwide in its use, and helping design applications to use it for antiretroviral dosing, quality control in healthcare, and other various uses.
Maternal and Child Health, Behavior Change, International Public Health, Community Organizing for Health Promotion and Contemporary Issues: HIV/AIDS.
Her research has focused on pediatric implications of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, from mother-to-child transmission, infections acquired through sexual abuse and assault, and through consensual adolescent sexual activity. She is committed to elimination of HIV and syphilis mother-to-child transmission worldwide, and optimal prevention and treatment of major infectious killers, including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and healthcare facility-acquired infections. She has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and over 20 chapters in texts, technical handbooks, and other books. She has contributed to multiple CDC National guidelines and technical periodicals, including the Morbidity and mortality Weekly Report, and has been a presenter in national and international professional meetings in English and Spanish.
I play the guitar (back-up electric and acoustic) and keyboards. I enjoy singing, many types of dance, progressive politics, and international travel with my husband, Dr. Andy Dean. I love drawing and painting, particularly trompe l’œil scenes and portraits. I love having fun with my family, and vegetarian food.
"Even though it all went wrong,
I stand before the Lord of Song,
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah!"