Claudia Díaz Kukucka is the Multilingual Services Team Lead for Spanish at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States. She manages a team of qualified translators who support the agency’s activities in providing Spanish materials to limited English proficient segments of the population. Currently, she assists the CDC staff in regard to Spanish linguistic issues and is responsible for the approval of the terminology used in Spanish products published on several platforms. This includes the approval of glossaries created by external entities that produce materials for CDC in Spanish. Previously, she served as the project manager for in-house and outsource services, where she coordinated the translations into Spanish and other languages. Díaz Kukucka holds a degree in business administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in the United States and obtained a certificate of translation from New York University, as well as an international diploma in the usage of the Spanish language (DIUE) awarded by Fundación Instituto Superior de Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios LITTERAE and Fundación del Español Urgente FUNDÉU.
Communication between doctors and patients in bilingual environments
(Friday 2, 2:00 pm - 16:30 pm)