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Dr. Cristina V. Beato

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Board Member

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Americas Health Foundation
101 Duddington Place Se
Washington D.C. , District of Columbia 20003
United States

Company Description: The AHF will work with entities wanting to support Latin American governments in accomplishing their public health goals. These entities could be part of the...   more

Employment History

  • Spokesperson
  • Deputy Director
    Pan American Health Organization
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the UNM Hospital System
    University of New Mexico
  • Medical Director
    University of New Mexico
  • Medical Director
    Development Center
  • Medical Director
    New Mexico Youth Diagnostic
  • Physician
    University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Medical Director
    University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • medical degree
    University of New Mexico
  • bachelor of science degree , chemistry and biology
    University of New Mexico
  • M.D.
    University of New Mexico
  • B.S. , chemistry and biology
    University of New Mexico
194 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | America's Health Foundation, 20 Feb 2015 [cached]
Dr. Cristina Beato
Cristina Beato
Claim That Carmona Had People Pick ... [cached]
Claim That Carmona Had People Pick Up Dry Cleaning On Taxpayer-Funded Time Comes From Testimony Of Cristina Beato. From testimony Cristina Beato gave before the House Oversight Committee as part of the committee's investigation into the politicization of the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General:
[BEATO:] But there's more than the travel.
[BEATO:] I got word that the driver was going around picking up his dry cleaning, okay? I about fell out of my chair.
Beato Is Featured In An Ad Supporting Carmona's Opponent.
Cristina Beato, who supervised Carmona in her role as acting assistant secretary for health and frequently battled with him, told congressional investigators about the alleged incidents while testifying in 2007.
From the Phoenix New Times: "The piece features Cristina Beato, a Cuban immigrant who rose to the ranks of Acting Assistant Secretary of Health under President George W. Bush from 2003 to 2005 - but wasn't confirmed to that post by the U.S. Senate amid questions that she wasn't truthful about her professional credentials. [Phoenix New Times, 10/18/12]
Washington Post: Beato's Resume Included A Number Of Discrepancies. From the Washington Post: "Cristina V. Beato was named last July as assistant secretary of health, one of the top policy officials at the Department of Health and Human Services, but has yet to explain several discrepancies regarding her credentials. These include claims that she served as medical attache at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, received a master's degree in public health from the University of Wisconsin, 'established' an occupational health clinic at the University of New Mexico and published a scientific paper on inert gases. At several institutions listed on Beato's résumé, officials said they could find no evidence of her service, while former colleagues at the University of New Mexico and an affiliated hospital in Albuquerque disputed assertions she made, saying at a minimum she had puffed up her role in several projects. […] In several instances, Beato's résumé is vague. Under professional experience, she lists 'medical consultant' at the Technical-Vocational Institute and Presbyterian Senior Health Spectrum in Albuquerque and a 12-year relationship with the Sheet Metal Workers in Washington. None of the organizations has any record on Beato, nor do officials at the State Department, who said they have never heard term 'medical attache.' Under educational experience, Beato lists: 'successful candidate, occupational medicine, MPH (master's of public health), University of Wisconsin, 1995.' A university spokeswoman said the school does not offer such a degree. […] Yet even Beato's friends said it appears that she gave herself extra credit on her résumé. At the All Faiths Receiving Home in Albuquerque, Executive Director Steve Johnson praised Beato as a dedicated volunteer physician who provided basic care to the abused and neglected. But she was not the medical director, as her résumé states, he added. William Wiese, director of the Institute for Public Health at the University of New Mexico, said it was inaccurate for Beato to say she had 'established' the school's occupational health clinic. 'The clinic existed before she was hired.
NLAAD, 15 Oct 2006 [cached]
Cristina V. Beato, M.D. , ..., 1 Oct 2001 [cached]
Cristina V. Beato, M.D. , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Health - PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, 11 Aug 2010 [cached]
Keynote speakers included Congresswoman Hilda Solis (CA.), Richard Carmona, M.D., U.S. Surgeon General, and Dr. Cristina Beato, Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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