Dr. Rafael Bredy, Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Practicum Experience.
Is a medical doctor from Venezuela with additional postdoctoral training in Clinical Research Sciences, a MScCRS, from the University of Puerto Rico. He also has a Master’s Degree in Bioethics from the Pan-American Health Organization, Pontifical University Complutense of Madrid-Technological Institute of Santo Domingo consortium. Dr. Bredy is the Medical Vice-Director of the Hospital Damas in Ponce (Puerto Rico) and he oversees the Bioethics Department at the same Hospital. He also participates as Bioethics advisor of LifeLink, Organ Procurement Office for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Dr. Bredy has been teaching Bioethics and Ethics in Research and Public Health Practice, cultural competence and the role of diversity in Public Health Programs in Puerto Rico (both at PHSU and UPR). Dr. Bredy has also been teaching research methodology and has worked for more than 10 years as an advisor in the design of research projects in ACGME accredited post graduate programs in southern Puerto Rico.