Diana Parra-Perez

Dr. Diana Parra Perez is Assistant Professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. She is Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity (CRE2), a Co-Lead of the Mindfulness Science and Practice Cluster, a scholar of the Institute of Public Health, and steering Committee  member of the WashU Latinx Affinity group SOMOS. Dr. Parra is also an advanced yoga teacher and Mindfulness facilitator.  Dr. Parra’s research seeks to improve health equity and well-being of under-represented populations centered on Latinx immigrant communities by: a) developing and adapting inclusive, culturally-grounded physical activity, nutrition, social connectedness, and mindfulness programs; b) identifying effective dissemination and implementation strategies for community-based programs; and c) understanding how mindfulness and cultural humility can be used as tools for structural change and transformation at the organization and societal levels, addressing and reducing the impacts of racism, bias, and discrimination.

Diana Parra Perez

Areas of Focus:

  • Food Justice & Nutrition Sovereignty
  • Mindfulness & Yoga
  • Latino Wellbeing
  • Active Living