Arelis Moore de Peralta

Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta will begin a unique joint tenure track appointment between the Department of Languages and the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies starting summer 2016.
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Dr. Arelis Moore de Peralta, Clemson University research assistant professor in the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies and assistant professor in the Department of Languages, will begin a joint tenure track appointment with both departments beginning July 1.

Moore de Peralta has served as a research assistant professor with the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies since 2011. She will continue to teach one course per semester for this department and serve as faculty advisor for first year Ph.D. students.

As for her role in the Department of Languages, Moore de Peralta will teach three language and international health courses every year. These courses include Spanish for Health Professionals, Technical Spanish for Health Management Professionals, and Health and Hispanic Community.

“This is the first joint appointment at Clemson that is truly cross disciplinary,” said Jim McDonell, professor and director of the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and interim chair of the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies. “We are thrilled that it has come to fruition.”

Moore de Peralta has extensive public health epidemiology experience in the Dominican Republic, Japan, Guatemala and other Caribbean and Latin American countries.

“Arelis’s unique qualifications and background in epidemiology and community development position her to make valuable contributions to the academic and scholarly missions of both departments,” McDonell said.

Moore de Peralta earned a Ph.D. in international family and community studies from Clemson University. She earned a master’s degree in superior education from Ibero-American University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Moore de Peralta earned a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in epidemiology from Santo Domingo Autonomous University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She earned her medical degree from Santiago Technical University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.