The Global Health Institute Presents:
The downstream effects of COVID-19 on adolescent girls within the Amazon Basin: How the pandemic has influenced educational attainment and adolescent reproductive health
With Doctoral Candidate
Lisa Labita Woodson, MPH
3rd Year PhD Candidate, Epidemiology/Global Health
2022 - 2023 Global Health Equity Scholars Fellow
Lisa will present preliminary findings of her research in the Amazon Basin as a Fulbright Fogarty Fellow and how this research has informed her next research which aims to develop and test the feasibility of an intervention using community health workers and adolescent peer networks within these communities. She will also provide insight into how she was able to get funding to carry out global health research as a PhD student.
Bio: Lisa Labita Woodson is a third-year PhD Epidemiology candidate with a focus on Global Health. She spent the last year as a Fulbright Fogarty Scholar carrying out research on the effects of COVID-19 on adolescent pregnancy and educational attainment in the Amazon Basin. She will transition her research in the coming year to investigate the feasibility of adolescent pregnancy interventions under the Global Health Equity Scholars program. She has an MPH from the University of Arizona and global health experiences in Peru, Nepal, Thailand, and Senegal. Her future aims include creating career pathways for minority women in global health and to continue advocating and promoting research that advances the rights of women, children, and other vulnerable populations, especially within LMICs, to equitable access to care.
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