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Adriana C

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at University of South Florida


Public Health topics such as Epidemiology, Global Health, Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy


I am a 5th year PhD in Public Health student specializing in Epidemiology. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Public Health, a Master's in Public Health degree for Epidemiology and Global Health, and two additional graduate certificates in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Applied Biostatistics. I am also a certified public health professional (CPH). I am trained as an epidemiologist and global health practitioner, therefore, am comfortable both with data analysis and field work/program implementation. I work a variety of different research projects with topics ranging from Maternal and Childhood health to Infectious Diseases. As a first-generation student, I am familiar with mentorship, both having a mentor and being a mentor myself. I aim to mentor highly motivated students who like asking questions and exploring a variety of topics. I enjoy guiding students and watching their learning process.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Setting up a Public Health Intervention

How do you go about creating a public health intervention, whether locally or internationally? Type of questions/areas in this project: - What is the community's main problem? - Is there a current method to address it? - Is there a better method that can be used? - What socio/cultural aspects do you have to consider when building this intervention? - Who are the stakeholders? - Is there epidemiological data on this topic? - What are the barriers to get this intervention to work? - What is the main outcome of interest?

Coding skills

Rstudio, SAS, SPSS

Languages I know


Teaching experience

I was a mentor for a NIH-funded Maternal and Childhood Health Training Grant at the University of South Florida during Spring 2020. I provided mentorship and guidance to an undergraduate student working a research project looking at obesity and infant outcomes. I met with her 1-2 times per month to discuss her strategy and next steps. I also advised her on areas of improvement and her final poster presentation.


Work experience

University of South Florida (2019 - Current)
Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant
Regeneron (2020 - Current)
PhD Intern (Pharmacoepidemiology)
Health Services Advisory Group (2017 - 2019)
Data Analyst


University of South Florida
BS Bachelor of Science (2015)
Public Health
University of South Florida
MPH Master of Public Health (2017)
Epidemiology and Global Health
University of South Florida
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Public Health

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