Penn State Harrisburg

Raffy Luquis, Ph.D.

· Associate Professor of Health Education; Behavioral Sciences and Education
· Program Coordinator, Master of Education in Health Education
· Interim Chair, Health & Professional Studies
· Interim Program Coordinator, Master of Education in Training and Development
· Interim Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Training and Development


Dr. Raffy R. Luquis is an associate professor of health education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Luquis earned his Ph.D. in health science at the University of Arkansas (1996), his M.S. in health education (1991), and his B.S. in science (1988) at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Luquis has taught at the college level for eight years. Dr. Luquis has several referred publications and more than 40 national, regional and state presentations in the areas of health education, adolescent health, sexuality, and multicultural health.

Research Interests

  • Evaluation of health education/promotion programs
  • Community health education/promotion
  • Multicultural Health
  • Sexuality

Publications and Research

  • Perez, M. & Luquis R. (Eds.) (in press). Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
  • Luquis, R. & Pérez, M. (2006). Cultural competency among school health educators. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 13(4), 218-222.
  • Luquis, R., Pérez, M., & Young K. (2006). Cultural competence development in health education professional preparation programs. American Journal of Health Education, 37(4), 233-241.
  • Luquis, R., & Villanueva, I. (2006). Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about breast cancer and breast cancer screening among Hispanic women residing in south central Pennsylvania. Journal of Community Health, 31(1), 25-42.
  • Luquis R. & Pérez, M. (2005). Health Educators and Cultural Competence: Implications for the Profession. American Journal of Health Studies, 20(3/4), 156-163.
  • Pérez, M., Luquis, R., & Allison, L. (2004). Instrument development for measuring teachers� attitude and comfort in teaching human sexuality. American Journal of Health Education, 35(1), 24-29.