My PhD focuses on the following sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) research areas:
- Sexual and reproductive healthcare services for youth;
- Abortion rights;
- Contraception and HIV information;
- Family planning and social norms.
My PhD project aims to understand knowledge gaps related to SRHR among migrants in Sweden through qualitative interviews and statistical analyses.
I previously coordinated a qualitative assessment of pregnant women affected by the 2015 Zika virus outbreak in Colombia. The work was part of a research collaboration with the CES University/Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine in Medellin. This project was supported by The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education during 2016-2017 and funded by the HRP/TDR/PAHO at the World Health Organization.
My research interests lie primarily in SRHR and the prevention of infectious diseases. I am keen to work in the areas of safe abortion access, understanding contraceptive decision-making, and evaluating the impact of evidence-based policies related to sexual and reproductive health. I grew up living in different countries, the United States and Colombia, and this experience instilled in me a passion and desire to advocate for the health needs of adolescents and women, especially when it comes to SRHR.
- Course assistant and lecturer on Migrant Health and SRHR in Sweden for HIV kurs - med individen i fokus ur ett globalt perspektiv
- Course lecturer on Zika virus at KI for Masters Programme in Global Health - Infectous Diseases
- Course lecturer on Migrant Health in Sweden for DIS on Public Health and Migration
- MOOC course at KI: Introduction to Global Health
Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Infectious Disease Control, 2016 - Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden
Master of Science in Medical Science, Public Health Sciences, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2008 - University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA