A Moral Imperative to Protect the Health and Well-Being of Children: An Interview with Dr. Marissa Raymond-Flesch
Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, grew up in New Mexico, a minority-majority state with tremendous health challenges for youth.Her high school class started with about 1,000 students but graduated with just under 500. Students were lost to gang violence, poverty, and pregnancy. This experience fostered a sense that something was broken and needed to be fixed; she became deeply interested in how she could improve the lives of Latino youth. Since then, she has focused her career on understanding the challenges that Latino and immigrant communities face.