Antonio Tovar-Aguilar, PhD is a Mexican Medical Anthropologist working at the Farmworker Association of Florida for the last 12 years. He has co-directed multiple Community-based Participatory Research Projects with academic institutions working on farmworkers issues. He is currently conducting research on heat related illness including kidney disease of unknown etiology in partnership with the College of Nursing at Emory University; testing the effectiveness of training preventing heat stress and pesticide exposure in collaboration with University of California at Davis, Florida State University, and the University of Florida; finally Dr. Tovar is evaluated the impact of climate change on agricultural practices with the Boricua Agroecology Collective and the University of Puerto Rico. In Mexico, Dr. Tovar completed his Bachelor degrees in Philosophy at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, worked as a journalist for 10 years covering politics, science and culture and, completed a master degree at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Community Health and Rural Development. At the University of Florida and University of South Florida Dr. Tovar completed his Doctoral degree in Anthropology and Certificates on Latin American Studies, and Social Marketing.
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