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Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Director, Comprehensive Advanced Medical Program of Spanish (CAMPOS)

Specialty Areas: Internal Medicine, inpatient and outpatient, Primary care

Chronology: Medical School: University of Illinois of Chicago; Residency: Rush Medical Center, Chicago

Dr. Aleman’s research and clinical Interests include General Internal Medicine, medical education, medical Spanish, Latino health, and health disparities.

Selected Bibliography:

Morgan DR, Rojas, C, Prata EM, Cohen MG, Ferris M, Rivadeneira AR, Kizer JS, Munoz C, McGill S, Steiner MJ, Reuland DS, Alemán MA. “Novel academic center model for Spanish-speaking patients in the southeastern United States”, Prev Med Commun Health 2020; 3, 4-7. doi: 10.15761/PMCH.1000146

Ortega P, Diamond L, Alemán MA, Fatás-Cabeza J, Magaña D, Pazo V, Pérez N, Girotti JA, Ríos E. “Medical Spanish Standardization in U.S. Medical Schools: Consensus Statement from a Multidisciplinary Expert Panel.”, Academic Medicine 2020; 95, 22-31.

Hollar D, Hobgood C, Foster B, Aleman, M, Sawning, S. “Concurrent validation of CHIRP, a new instrument for measuring healthcare student attitudes towards interdisciplinary team work”, Journal of Applications and Measurement, 13(4):360-375, 201

Reuland, DS, Slatt, LM, Alemán, MA, Fernandez, A., DeWalt, D. “Effect of Spanish Language Immersion Rotations on Medical Student Spanish Fluency”, Family Medicine, 44:2, 110-116, 2012.

Reuland, DS.,  Frasier, PY., Olson, MD.,  Slatt, LM.,  Alemán, MA., Fernández, A . “Accuracy of Self-Assessed Spanish Fluency in Medical Students”, Teaching & Learning in Medicine, 21:4, 305-309. 2009

Reuland, DS., Frasier, PY., Slatt, LM., Alemán, MA.  “A Longitudinal Medical Spanish Program at One U.S. Medical School”, JGIM, 2008; 23(7):1033-7.

Languages spoken:


Spanish – native speaker


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    Chapel Hill, NC 27514