Yuddy has been with the Beckman Research
Center at City of Hope (COH) for twelve years. She serves as Research Protocol Analyst for the Office of Human Research Subjects Protection, which
supports the COH Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Cancer Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (CPRMC) under the Research Protections
Unit. As an RPA, she is responsible for protocol pre-review, coordination of submissions, compliance with institutional, federal and state policies, and communicating with research investigators / research staff in an effort to facilitate protocol submission review and approval. She also serves as a Qualified
Healthcare Versed Interpreter for Spanish speaking patients.
Yuddy is also an advocate for
underprivileged and vulnerable populations, and education/professional
development. She is a member of the Young Professionals
Network (YPN) leadership team at COH. YPN is Diversity Resource Group committed to supporting
and creating opportunities for professional and personal development. During her tenure as YPN chair, Yuddy led several key outreach
efforts, including a mentoring program for existing employees; a peer-to-peer
buddy program for new employees; and the Diversity + Inclusion Walk for Hope
team. She currently serves as a YPN Advisor.
As an AIDS Walk Team Lead since 2003,
Yuddy and Team Bibi Juice have raised awareness and financial support for
prevention and treatment programs to fight HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles, San
Francisco and New York.
Yuddy earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration with a Public Health concentration in 2019 and Bachelor of
Science in Public Administration in 2017 from University of La Verne. She also holds Associate degrees in Psychology, Social and Behavioral Science, and Humanities.
Her ultimate goal is to provide a better quality of life for her children,
while making a positive impact in the lives of others. Yuddy’s career path has
been paved by her experiences as an immigrant, and as a single mother. She is
the first generation in her family to attend college and earn a Master of Science degree.