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Helena Manguerra

PhD Student in Implementation Science
Research Assistant

Helena Manguerra is an Implementation Science PhD student in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health. Helena served for four years as a Post-Bachelor Fellow and Research Scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). For the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project, Helena developed the institute's first estimates of attributable disease burden due to low birth weight and short gestation. As part of the GBD, she also modeled attributable burden due to child stunting, underweight, and wasting. Prior to starting her PhD program, Helena worked as a Research Associate at International Care Ministries, a poverty reduction NGO based in the Philippines. She helped to design, build, and evaluate ICM's newly started community health worker program. Helena completed her MPH in Global Health Metrics & Evaluation from the University of Washington and her BS in Global Health from Georgetown University.