Angie Poggi-Burke: An Èxito! Grad With a Passion for Latino Health


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Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2015 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now.

Angie Poggi-Burke
Hyattsville, Maryland 

Fueled by the efforts of her mother who worked hard to provide for her kids, Angie, this native Puerto Rican graduated high school early and struck out on her own, moving to Washington, D.C., after college and then working on federal health disparities projects.

Her proactive nature has stoked her interest in non-communicable diseases, psychosocial issues, and even US Census medical expenditure data.

Angie obtained a BS in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and an MPH in Biostatistics from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus.

“[Éxito!] is a great program! Excellent sessions! Éxito! covered all the tools needed to apply for a doctoral program,” said Angie.

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