Allan Gamboa

Pacific Islander Diabetes Prevention Program Director


Allan is AAPCHO’s Pacific Islander Diabetes Prevention Program Director where he leads a program working with community health centers and community-based organizations to build infrastructure for delivery of an evidence-based lifestyle change program to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes.

Allan comes from direct community health center work where he served in a leadership capacity within different federally qualified health centers. As Associate Clinic Director for Family Health Centers of San Diego, he oversaw all clinic operations and personnel of their clinic site in El Cajon, California. Prior to that, Allan oversaw operations of a school-based health center operated by La Clínica de La Raza in Oakland, California and opened the first school-based optometry clinic in Northern California housed within the school-based clinic, Youth Heart Health Center. During Allan’s previous tenure at AAPCHO, he served as the Program Assistant for AAPCHO’s Health Disparities team working on diabetes and hepatitis B in AANHPI communities and as the Coordinator of Community Services and Partnerships working on civic engagement in community health centers throughout the nation.

Allan holds a Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Bachelors of Science in Public Health Science from the University of Irvine, California.

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