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Carolina Sanatamaria-Ulloa Joins SSW as a Visiting Scholar

Dr. Carolina Sanatamaria-Ulloa as a visiting scholar at the School from now until August.

Carolina Santamaría-Ulloa is a Full Professor and researcher of the Health Research Institute, at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), in Central America. She is a demographer with an academic background in biology. She received her PhD and Masters's Degree in Sociology with a Major in Demography and a Minor in Population Health, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a Master’s Degree in Statistics with a Major in Population Health, and an Sc.B. in Biology from the University of Costa Rica. Carolina is also an Associate Professor at the Public Health, the Medical Specialties and the Human Nutrition Graduate Programs, and at the Human Nutrition Undergraduate Program at the University of Costa Rica.

Her research agenda is mainly focused on inequalities, social determinants of health, and the impact the current epidemiological profile has on the healthcare system. For the last twelve years, she has been a principal investigator on determinants of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer in the general population as well as in specific populations such as older adults. During her time here, Carolina will collaborate with Amanda Lehning and other researchers at the SSW, UMB, and UMBC who focus on aging and health. Please join me in welcoming her to the School. She is located in 3E11 and her email address is



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