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Office on Disability

Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D

Deputy Director

Office on Disability, Immediate Office of the Secretary

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Dr. Correa is a cardiovascular pathologist trained at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Heath.  She currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Office on Disability.  Prior to this position she served as the Director of the Office of the Americas Region in the Office of Global Health Affairs. Dr. Correa successfully led a Secretarial priority initiative on health diplomacy in Latin America that culminated with the establishment of a Regional Health Care Training Center under the Gorgas Memorial Institute, Ministry of Health of Panama.  She received a special recognition by the Ministry of Health of Panama for her work in carrying out the development of that center. Dr. Correa also served as the Secretary’s Delegate to the US-Mexico Border Health Commission.  As the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Former Director of Women’s Health and Gender-Based Research, Dr. Correa expanded the women’s health agenda to encompass a new field of inquiry – gender-based research – and received AHRQ Director’s Award of Excellence for initiation, development and dissemination of a gender-based approach to health services research.  She served as AHRQ’s spokesperson in the Spanish language and received AHRQ Director’s Award of Merit for ensuring prevention and quality messages educated professionals and Hispanic communities. Dr. Correa serves in the editorial board of the Journal of Women’s Health.  As a biomedical and a health services researcher, Dr. Correa has numerous scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as chapters in pharmacology textbooks, and consumer products. Under the theme “Women, Gender, and Health Care Disparities,” she published the first series of studies systematically analyzing gender across race/ethnicity. One of her publications “It’s Your Health: Use Your Medications Safely is frequently used by health care organizations to educate women about medication management. She is a national and international speaker and holds a position of Adjunct Associate Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society and the Society for Clinical Decision Making.