Linda Thélémaque (she/her) is an international public health researcher with over 15 years of experience developing, leading, and evaluating multi-million-dollar sustainable community-based programs in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and North America. For over 10 years, her research has focused on the racial disparities in health, primarily in cancer prevention practices for African American and Latinx communities in New York, NY, Buffalo, NY and Little Rock, AR. During her tenure in academia, she authored over 30 academic publications and presentations. Linda was always fascinated in how data was able to tell the story of a community, however keeping the story at the level of a journal article was not enough. She later transitioned from academic research to practical research in order to witness impactful and transformational change in the communities impacted by her research. Internationally, Linda’s work spans health, educational, racial, economic and gender inequities.
Linda earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from formerly CUNY’s Brooklyn College, now CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Her studies focused specifically on community health and the role of racial, ethnic and gender disparities on health and health care. Linda holds a BS in Mathematics from Fordham University. She is based in Long Island, NY and Port-au-Prince, Haiti.