I am an educational and research assistant at the Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet and part of the Global Health, HIV, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) research group.
As an aspiring researcher with a passion for research within control of infectious diseases and a drive for academic achievements, my interest is in the societal vulnerability to vector-borne diseases, primarily dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika virus with an emphasis on women's health.
Prior to moving to Sweden, I worked with new approaches to care within management, including solution-based casework and developed strategic planning in alignment with children's safety and health; and collaborated with community-based service providers in Colombia and the United States. Recently, I have been engaged in maternal-child health research and subsequently, I contributed to the World Health Organization guidance development during the Zika virus outbreak.
My long-term career goals are focused on continuous improvement in all aspects of public health; especially, research that will inform and strengthen the development of health policies in low-and-middle income countries.
Södertörn Högskola, Sweden
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Infectious Disease Control, 2016
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Master of Science in Medical Science, Public Health Sciences, 2014
University of Florida, USA
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2008
My belief is that true education is transformative and leads to advancement, and for that reason I intend to develop further in teaching.
I have complimented my research interests by becoming involved in several courses at Karolinska Institutet; including as a course assistant for the basic epidemiology and statistics and recently the MOOC course, Introduction to Global Health.