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Enrique H., Ph.D. ABD
Applied Social Science Research and Evaluation Specialist
Summersweet Pl., Murrieta, CA
Enrique H. is the cofounder of H. Communications, an applied social science
research and evaluation firm. He has more than twentyyear experience in both quantitative and
qualitative research design and implementation. Enrique is an expert focus group facilitator. He is
fully bilingual, EnglishSpanish.
H. Communications, Murrieta, California, present
Vice President/Applied Social Science Research Specialist
Mr. H. has worked in a number of health research studies including Teen Pregnancy
Prevention and Male Responsibility in Teen Pregnancy. Additionally, he was one of the principal
investigators for the Binational Health Survey, an indepth study of farm workers health in the
United States and Mexico.
Mr. H. designed and implemented the Health Care Preference and Health Care Insurance
Incidence Among Hispanics in the United States, a national survey study.
He has created and produced several researchbased public service announcements for print and
Aguirre International, San Mateo, California,
Senior Social Science Research Consultant, to .
Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist, to .
While at Aguirre International, Mr. H. worked on twentyseven contracts for nine federal,
local government, and international agencies. He has had broad experience working with
research subjects in the following categories: Agricultural Labor, Migrant Schooling, International
Education Evaluation, Distance Education Assessment, Parental Involvement in Education,
Media Evaluation, Drug Abuse Assessment, Product/Service Evaluation, Media Penetration,
Newspaper and Magazine Readership, and Contraceptive Marketing.
Mr. H.’s largest project at Aguirre International was as Senior Research Associate for the
firm’s fiveyear $ . contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development for
monitoring and evaluation of the Caribbean and Latin American Scholarship Program II CLASP
II. He was responsible for the design, pilot testing, and administration of survey questionnaires,
guidelines for focus group discussions, and protocols for case study interviews. Mr. H. had
supervisory responsibility for data collection, data processing, and report writing. He also
conducted training in use of research and evaluation tools.
Williams, Baber, and H., Fullerton, California,
Principal investigator for a research project sponsored by the National Institute of Allergies and
Infectious Diseases. The project was designed to assess the education and training needs of
Hispanic physicians treating individuals infected with the HIV virus. To assist with the
assessment, Mr. H. designed and conducted focus groups and oneonone interviews of
ninety respondents in New York and Los Angeles.
InterAmerican Development Bank IADB, Ministry of Education, Guatemala City, Guatemala,
Field Researcher for assessing the educational needs of potential beneficiaries of IADB
scholarship programs living in rural areas of Guatemala, with a particular emphasis on their
socioeconomic and cultural activities. Mr. H. conducted focus groups over twelve months in
nine of Guatemala’s fourteen states.
Also Qualitative Research Trainer providing technical assistance for the development of a rural
education program funded by IADB.
Juarez and Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, California,
Senior Research Associate
Mr. H. served as Senior Focus Group Moderator for a number of research projects sponsored
by USAID and the National Cancer Institute NCI. These included:
Twenty focus groups for USAID with teachers and parents of schoolage children in El
Salvador aimed at identifying and evaluating social, economic, and anthropological factors
affecting the quality of education in that wartorn country. For three months,
Mr. H. handled coordination with officials of the Salvadoran government and USAID,
recruited over two hundred participants for the focus groups, conducted meetings in rural and
marginal urban locations, analyzed the resulting data, and prepared topical and final reports.
Twentyfour focus groups for USAID with more than two hundred fifty single and married
men and women in six regions in rural Guatemala during three months to identify effective
marketing strategies for distribution of contraceptive products.
Twelve focus groups for NCI’s Communications Department with approximately one hundred
Hispanics living in New York and Los Angeles during two months to provide information on
eating habits and potentially useful cancerprevention measures.
Research and focus group facilitation for projects in the U.S. and abroad concerning marketing
of contraceptives, food, cooking, and beverage products to Hispanic consumers.
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Department of Labor
California State Department of Health Services
Santa Clara County Department of Agriculture
InterAmerican Development Bank
Guatemalan Ministry of Education
Costa Rican Ministry of Education
Dominican Republic Ministry of Education
Organization of American States
Universidad Aut–noma de Baja California
U.S. Research Experience in:
Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, San Francisco, Sacramento, Illinois, Florida, Washington
D.C.. Washington State, Arizona, North Carolina, Michigan
Overseas Research Experience in:
Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panam , M‰xico, Dominican Republic,
B.A., Spanish and MexicanAmerican Studies Minor, San Jose State University,
M.A., Spanish Literature, San Jose State University,
ABD in doctoral program in Comparative International Education, University of California, Los
Fieldwork research grants on selection of rectors in Mexico’s public universities UCLA School of
Education, Communitybased Organizations in Mexico and Nicaragua United Methodist
Conference Grant, .
Selected Reports and Publications:
Health Care Preferences and Health Insurance Incidence among Hispanics in the United States:
A Nationwide Survey Study. H. Communications. May , .
Hispanic Voters in Five Key States. H. Communications/Zogby International. September ,
Enumerating Migrant Workers: Results of a Research Study via Focus Groups. United States
Bureau of the Census, .
Methamphetamine Use Among Migrant Workers: Detailed results of Focus Group Discussions
with Respondents of Mexican Descent. University Research Corporation. May , .
Enumerating Migrant Workers: Results of a Research Study Via Focus Groups. United States
Census Bureau. October , .
The School and the Community: A Focus Group Study in the Dominican Republic. The World
Bank. March , .
El Salvador Ministry of Education: An Evaluation of USAID’s Primary School Teacher Training
Project. USAIDSan Salvador, LACC. February, .
The Quality of Education in el Salvador. USAIDSan Salvador, . September
IPROFASA/GUATEMALA: New Product Opportunities Trip Report. Guatemala: Ma