Amanda Gutierrez

Amanda Gutierrez

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G1, Political Analysis)

Amanda Gutierrez received her B.A. in Kinesiology with a minor in Global Health Technologies from Rice University in 2013 and her M.P.H. in Global Health with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in 2020. She has eight years of experience conducting public health research focused on improving equitable access to quality health care for medically underserved populations as well as on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic technologies at the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. In collaboration with the Consortium for Science, Policy, & Outcomes at Arizona State University, her recent research has included a qualitative study funded by the National Cancer Institute exploring how to improve engagement of U.S. Latino communities with genetic testing services for hereditary cancer risk. She has international work experience in Latin America and Europe, including having conducted health program evaluation for the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru in Lima; interned with the World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research in Geneva, Switzerland; and taught English through a Fulbright Scholarship in Madrid, Spain. Her research interests include access to health care, political communication, and disease prevention, with a focus on examining the perspectives and attitudes of diverse Latino populations toward health polices, services, and care.

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