Rene Dario Herrera

Key Skills

  • Data gathering • Data management • Research design
  • Text analysis • Data processing • Ethnographic research
  • Multimedia production • Building codebooks • Public speaking

Professional Experience

Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Gather and process data for qualitative analysis
  • Design and conduct interviews
  • Design and facilitate focus groups
  • Conduct text analysis
  • Experience with Atlas.ti, MAXQDA, & RQDA
  • Experience with Qualtrics, & REDCap

Quantitative Data Analysis

  • Use R to conduct statistical analysis
  • Generate reports and dashboards for communicating research results
  • Establish data project workflow to collect, tidy, and process data for reporting and communications
  • Experience with SPSS, SAS


  • Gather and analyze data from variety of sources
  • Conduct statistical modeling and analysis of cancer burden trends
  • Present results as an academic presentation, publication, or for the public
  • Experience with ArcGIS

Employment History

  • University of Arizona Cancer Center; Data Analyst; 10/19 - Present
  • Estrella Mountain Community College; Adjunct Faculty; 8/19 - Present
  • University of South Florida College of Public Health; Graduate Research Assistant; 10/16 - 8/18
  • University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences; Graduate Teaching Assistant; 8/15 - 5/17
  • Mountain Park Health Center; Systems Manager; 05/08 - 07/15


  • Herrera, Rene Dario, and Spencer Bockover. “Rebranding Public Anthropology: The Use of Digital Media Production to Engage Students with Applied Research.” ABD Journal 5 (2018): 81–90.
  • Herrera, Rene Dario. “Positive Deviance as a Framework for Understanding Motivations and Barriers to Exercise for University Students at Campus Recreation.” Thesis, University of South Florida, 2018.


  • 2017 Exercise and Human Rights, Florida Academy of Sciences
  • 2017 Exercise is a Human Right, Society for Applied Anthropology
  • 2017 Re-Branding Anthropology, Public Anthropology Conference at American University


  • Herrera, Rene, Omar Contreras, and Jennifer Hatcher. “Building Partnership with Town Halls: Engaging the Community with Conversation.” Abstract presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Anthropological Association, n.d.


  • 2022 Graduate Certificate, Arizona State University, Social Science Research Methods
  • 2018 M.P.H., University of South Florida, Epidemiology
  • 2018 M.A., University of South Florida, Anthropology
  • 2018 Graduate Certificate, University of South Florida, Applied Biostatistics
  • 2008 B.S., Arizona State University (cum laude), Exercise and Wellness with minor in Anthropology

Volunteer Experience

  • City of Phoenix Human Relations Commission. Commissioner. 2020 - Present