Maternal and child health | indigenous communities | community health | Central America
Central America (Mexico and Guatemala) | Lima and Huanuco (Peru)
Dr Varela-Silva is a human biologist who uses a biocultural approach to study health and nutrition outcomes among minority groups and indigenous communities. The main purpose of her research is to promote sustained health and wellbeing for all, at all ages. Her ultimate goal is to ensure that the outcomes of her research revert back to the communities she is working with. Her mission, as a scholar, is to create and sustain supportive and inclusive research and learning environments, where everyone thrives.