Marie Dahlstrom, MA
Interest and Accomplishments:
Ms. Dahlstrom serves as the director of Research and Development for Familias en Acciòn a Latino community based health organization whose mission is to promote holistic family well-being for Latinos through community engagement, education, research and advocacy for social change. Ms. Dahlstrom is clinical assistant professor with Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Department of Radiation Medicine and is a health consultant specializing in community research, program development and training focused on Latino health disparities both nationally and in Latin America. Ms. Dahlstrom serves as a member of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council and is appointed to serve as a member of the National Cancer Institute Director’s Consumer Liaison Group.
She also serves as an advocate with De la Mano Frente al Cancer/Hand in Hand Confronting Cancer. Ms. Dahlstrom has co-authored numerous Latino community assessments in Oregon including Mujer Sana/Healthy Woman which provided best practices regarding breast and cervical cancer outreach and screening for Latinas. She was founding executive director of Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF), executive director of the Susannah Maria Gurule (SMG) Foundation and founding co-chair of the Latino Maternal and Child Health Task Force. She is a recipient of the Balderson Leadership Project Development award through the National Public Health Leadership Institute and a two year recipient of the Fortaleza Award for her dedication to ending domestic violence in the Latino community.