Associate professor awarded funding for folk-healing project

By Staff


Sheana Bull, an associate professor of community and behavioral health at the Colorado School of Public Health, recently was awarded pilot project funding for a collaborative effort to integrate traditional Hispanic folk healing, or curanderismo, with primary care.

The funding came from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute's community engagement program. Bull and her team — Rick Padilla of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority and Charlene Ortiz of the Colorado School of Public Health — will partner with Eliseo Torres, vice president for Student Affairs, University of New Mexico; Arturo Ornelas Lizardi, director of El Centro de Desarrollo Humano, Cuernavaca, Mexico; and Sofia Chavez-Frederick, Estara Integrative Programs, Lakewood.