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Andrea Rivas

MPH Student in Epidemiology
Research Assistant

Andrea Rivas is a Peruvian physician with experience in primary healthcare, maternal and child health, and public health consulting. She is an MPH student in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. In 2017, she was one of the Northern Pacific Global Health Fellows and a Fogarty Kuskaya Fellow, a program co-hosted by Cayetano Heredia University and the University of Washington. During her fellowship year, she developed a health center evaluation framework for a maternal and child health project in the Peruvian Amazon. Her initiative also contributed to the improvement of health facilities in rural areas and helped local authorities by providing first-hand information about the needs of hard-to-reach communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrea served as a front-line healthcare worker in Peru, facing the challenging conditions of the overburdened health system. In 2023, she completed her training in Nephrology in her home country, with international clinical and research experience in Brazil and the United States. Her research interests include improvement of healthcare access and prevention of non-communicable diseases.