Luz Sanchez brings more than 25 years of experience in healthcare to his faculty role at Saint Mary’s. He currently works as a consultant to the Health and Education Assessment Alliance in Arizona, where he assists independent health care providers with program evaluation, health care compliance, quality improvement, health improvement and chronic disease prevention strategies. He previously worked for Arizona’s Maricopa County Department of Public Health, where he led teams in developing community-based research and evidence-based public health programs in oral health, nutrition, family health, HIV/AIDS planning and outreach, and other areas.
Luz also has extensive prior teaching experience in public health, including six years an assistant professor Midwestern University’s College of Pharmacy. His early career experience includes a decade as a professor teaching medical and graduate students on public health topics at various universities in Bogota, Columbia.
Luz earned his Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Minnesota. He also holds an MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, a BSN from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Biology from the College of St. Benedict.