Margarita Echeverri, M.Sc, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Educational Coordinator in Health Disparities, Cultural
Competence and Diversity

Telephone Number: 504-520-6719
Room Number: College of Pharmacy - Room 422B
Fax Number: 504-520-7971
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Dr. Margarita Echeverri is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical and Administrative Sciences (DCAS) and serves as the Educational Coordinator in Health Disparities, Cultural Competence and Diversity in the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education at Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Echeverri earned a Master of Science degree in Social Management at the University of Eafit, Medellin, Colombia, and received a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree both in International Development at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. She is also a HumaNext Certified Facilitator in Diversity and Cross Cultural Competence, and in Creativity, Emotional Intelligence & Innovation at Work.

Prior to joining the faculty at Xavier, Dr Echeverri had a joint position as Research Assistant Professor at Xavier and Tulane Universities. During this time she developed research and curricula in health disparities and cultural competence across the pharmacy and medicine programs at both Universities. Previously, Dr Echeverri served as Coordinator of the Master in Information Management in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Echeverri teaches health disparities, cultural competency, and diversity in Pharmacy Skills Lab I (PHCY 3041L), Behavioral Pharmacy and Communication (PHAD 4450), and Pharmacy Practice Lab (PCLN 4370L).



Dr. Echeverri’s current research is focused on the development of research-driven strategies and competency-based models to embed health disparities, cultural competence and diversity in the curricula of different health professions, and on the measurement of impact of culturally competent health providers in decreasing health disparities.

As an expert in information management, she is also interested on educational technology; health informatics; electronic health records, and eHealth.







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