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  • Locations: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Brown School Faculty Research - Deborah Salvo, Mexico

Bio:  Deborah Salvo’s interests lie in generating, translating and scaling up evidence for reducing health and social disparities, with a particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention in low and middle-income countries, and among minority groups in the U.S.  She works to understand the context-specific relationships between the built environment and health; documenting and improving geospatial health disparities; and using and improving objective measures to quantify obesity-related behaviors (physical activity, diet) and relevant geospatial exposures (social and built environment) using GIS, accelerometry, GPS, geostatistical approaches, and other new technologies.  She is an active member of a global network of researchers working jointly to advance the understanding of the relation between the features of urban environments and obesity-related behaviors. She is committed to advancing this field of study globally, with particular emphasis in Latin America.

Salvo is also an adjunct researcher and faculty member at the Nutrition and Health Research Center at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico.

Sector of Work: Spatial epidemiology, physical activity and capacity building; chronic disease prevention; global health disparities; Latin American populations and US-based minorities

Region/Country:  Mexico



Language Requirement: A functional knowledge of Spanish required.

Possible Projects: TBD

Skills Required: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills, GIS

Cost:  Lodging, flights, potential visa fees, and other meals and expenses are up to the student. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Dr. Deborah Salvo. Interested students should speak to Dr. Salvo about this opportunity before ranking it.

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