Lucia “Luci” V. Longoria, MPH
Health Promotion Manager, MPH, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section (HPCDP)
Keynote Presentation: Thursday, September 14
Ms. Longoria is the Health Promotion Manager for the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section (HPCDP) of the Oregon Public Health Division. In this capacity, she leads a team of committed public health professionals that administer evidence-based, data driven population health policy interventions to help all Oregonians be tobacco free, move more, eat better, limit alcohol use and take charge of their health. Ms. Longoria coordinates section-wide initiatives for organizational development in support of evidence-based, data-driven public health program and systems alignment, integration, and health system transformation. Her responsibilities include direction and oversight for state and federal budgeting, staffing, strategic planning, federal grant writing and program evaluation. Ms. Longoria’s experience in population-based, public health promotion includes her past service as Section Manager, Chronic Disease Programs Manager, Community Programs Manager, and Disparities Programs Team Lead.
Prior to her work at the Public Health Division, Ms. Longoria worked at Clackamas County Public Health Department, where she directed the county tobacco prevention program. Ms. Longoria formerly worked as Medical Affairs Manager for the Oregon Division of the American Cancer Society, focused on breast cancer awareness initiatives. She continued her contributions in addressing women’s health and cancer through six years of volunteer service to the Oregon and Southwest Washington Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There, Ms. Longoria served on the Board of Directors, operating as Grants Committee Chair and a member of the Screening Committee. Ms. Longoria was also a founding board member of Upstream Public Health, a grassroots public health policy advocacy organization. Prior to her work in public health, Ms. Longoria served as a social worker in the Portland metropolitan area for five years, where she administered public assistance programs for child care, HIV+ adults, pregnant and parenting teens, and families in emergency or transitional conditions.
Ms. Longoria received her master of public health degree with emphasis in health promotion and health education from the Oregon MPH program at Portland State University, with advocacy and social change as her focus. Her undergraduate degree, received at the University of Oregon, is a double-bachelor of arts in psychology and sociology with emphasis in child development.