Engagement Committee

Antonio Moya, MD MPH MSHP, CYFAM Co-Founder,

Engagement Committee Mentor

Antonio Moya, MD MPH is a Board Certified Neurologist and LA County DHS Scholar working at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.  He completed his neurology residency at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to residency, he graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine as a PRIME-US Scholar and also completed his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health with a focus on Global Health in Asia.  

 

He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in the Philippines before medical school, specifically working on establishing telemedicine stroke care in this archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands.  Antonio has primarily focused on the Filipino and Asian Pacific Islander global community, having served as one of the medical directors of the UCSF Student-Run Clinic Mabuhay Center and Director of the UCSF Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association.  Antonio has partnered in Los Angeles with the Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI), having been awarded multiple community and national grants to leverage media tools to improve health behaviors related to stroke and other non-communicable diseases.

 

Career Interests: Dr. Moya is interested in stroke prevention and treatment among underserved communities, telemedicine to facilitate neurology education, referrals, diagnostics, and treatment, and Asian Pacific Islander immigrant health disparities.  He will be working as a full-time neurologist at the LA Department of Health Services in July 2020.  

Research Interests: Dr. Moya is interested in using qualitative research methods to understand stroke and health disparities.  He uses research as a means of advocating for the disaggregation of data among Asian subgroups. He would also like to focus on how to use telemedicine as a  platform to increase neurology care for immigrant, non-English speaking patients.

Katrina Orizonte, Engagement Committee Member

Ms. Orizonte graduated Magna Cum Laude at Independence High School and is majoring in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior and minoring in Psychology at University of California- Davis (UCD).

During high school, she was the Vice President of Ukulele Club, which helped students learn how to play the ukulele, sing, and perform in school assemblies. She was also an English tutor for elementary students at her local library, guiding them on how to study and understand the subject. In addition, she played varsity tennis in which her team won championship for their league.

 

At UCD, she served as Public Relations Officer and one of the FAHC Representatives for the Filipinx Association for Health Careers (FAHC) organization. Additionally, she was one of the coordinators for FAHC’s 29th Health Conference where pre-health students attended workshops and networking by health professionals to learn more about their future health careers. Also, she is currently one of the Outreach Coordinators at Bayanihan Clinic, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing preventative medical services and care to the underserved Sacramento communities.

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