The Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) welcomes and congratulates Ana Silvia Salazar, MD, an international MPHS trainee. Dr. Salazar is the 2017-2018 scholarship recipient from GuateFuturo in the amount of $25,000. She plans to use these funds to pursue her MPHS degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis beginning in fall 2017. Her research interest is the prevention of chronic diseases, mainly related to tobacco control.
In 2015, she was recruited as a research fellow to conduct policy-relevant research to support evidence-based policies to halt the chronic disease epidemic in Guatemala. In addition, she received a scholarship to be part of a tobacco control leadership training program at the Institute for Global Tobacco Control of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Mentors Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery, and Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, Niess-Gain professor of surgery and MPHS program director, recommended Dr. Salazar pursue her MPHS degree to strengthen her epidemiology and biostatistics skillset to enhance clinical effectiveness and patient outcomes. Dr. Salazar currently resides and works in Guatemala City.
The MPHS degree program was established at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2010. The MPHS program prepares residents, fellows, attendings, doctoral students and medical students for distinguished clinical research careers by accelerating and deepening expertise in population health and clinical outcomes research.
Guatefuturo is a Guatemalan non-profit foundation supported by the National Government that provides financial support to Guatemalan citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study programs abroad.