Valerie Suzette Leal

Program Coordinator

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Valerie Leal, M.P.H., is the Program Coordinator of the M.D./M.P.H. Capstone Program and Awards in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ms. Leal works closely with students to ensure they are meeting established markers for completion of the Capstone Program, assists them with field experience placements, and oversees capstone related funding opportunities. 

Valerie attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in the San Fernando Valley where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and her Master of Public Health degree. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and is Certified in Public Health (CPH). Prior to joining the department in 2020, Leal was a Student and Young Alumni Engagement Coordinator under CSUN’s University Advancement team.