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Amaya Perez-Brumer

Amaya Perez-Brumer

UNI: 
agp2133
agp2133@columbia.edu
Amaya
Perez-Brumer
Biographical Note: 

Amaya is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences with a concentration in Sociology  and is a recipient of the NIH pre-doctoral training grant in Gender, Sexuality and Health. Amaya received her B.A. in Italian Studies and History from Colorado College in 2007. She received her M.S. from Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health in 2013. Prior to Columbia, Amaya was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Research Fellow working for the UCLA Program in Global Health (PGH) satellite office in Lima, Peru. Amaya is broadly interested in multidisciplinary strategies for HIV/STI prevention and control among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals in Latin America.

Cohort Year: 

Emily Vasquez

Emily Vasquez

UNI: 
eev2105
eev2105@columbia.edu
Emily
Vasquez
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences
Areas of Specialty: 
STS • Critical Global Health • Risk • Chronic Disease • Genetic & Genomic Technologies • Latin America • Race & Ethnicity • Latino Identity in the United States
Biographical Note: 

Emily Vasquez is studying the social dimensions of diabetes and diabetes risk in Mexico.  Broadly, she is interested in how biomedical science and its applications shape our social world, including notions of care, hope, responsibility, and identity and racial formation. She previously earned an MPH at Columbia University and is an Allan Rosenfield doctoral fellow in the department of Sociomedical Sciences and Sociology. She is also an affiliate of the Science & Technology Studies (S&TS) Laboratory in the Facultad de Ciencias of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City.

Cohort Year: 2011

Brooke West

Brooke West

UNI: 
bsw2110
fa2224@columbia.edu
Brooke
West
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences
Biographical Note: 

Brooke S. West is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, pursuing a joint degree in Sociology and Public Health.  At the broadest level, Brooke's research focuses on the social determinants of health, primarily in the context of HIV prevention and treatment.  Her dissertation, "The Real Risks of Fishing: Reconceptualizing HIV Risk among Drug Using Fishermen in Malaysia," is a mixed methods analysis of how risk perception and HIV risk decision-making are fundamentally social processes that are shaped by social networks and conceptualizations of masculinity.  She has also conducted research with women involved in sex work in India, migrant marketplace workers in Kazakhstan, and has looked at the intersection between gender, water/sanitation, and HIV health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.  While a doctoral student at Columbia, she has held an NIH-funded training fellowship in Gender, Sexuality, and Health and a NIDA-funded training fellowship in Drug Abuse Research.  She has also served as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. Currently, she works as the Principal Research Associate on a NIDA-funded study assessing changes over time in the HIV epidemic among injection drug users in 96 of the largest cities in the United States. Her work has been published in AIDS and Behavior, AIDS, PLoS One, and is forthcoming in the International Journal of Drug Policy.

Julia Suh

Julia Suh

UNI: 
jss2054
Julia
Suh
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences

Ana Stefancic

Ana Stefancic

UNI: 
as2463
Ana
Stefancic
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences

Ronna Popkin

Ronna Popkin

UNI: 
rp2471
fa2224@columbia.edu
Ronna
Popkin
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences
Biographical Note: 
Ronna is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences with a concentration in Sociology. She is a Fellow in the NIH pre-doctoral training program in Gender, Sexuality, and Health.  Her research interests include medical sociology and sociologies of sexuality, gender, education, and science.  Prior to coming to Columbia, Ms. Popkin worked as a Community Sexuality Educator for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and lectured courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on sexuality education, women’s health, and the politics of fertility control.  Ms. Popkin earned her Master of Science in Health Education and Bachelor of Science with Honors in Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cohort Year: 

Anne Montgomery

Anne Montgomery

UNI: 
amm2195
Anne
Montgomery
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences

Li Kuang

Li Kuang

UNI: 
lk2019
Li
Kuang
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences

Rebecca Kruger

Rebecca Kruger

UNI: 
rak2136
Rebecca
Kruger
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences
Biographical Note: 
Rebecca A. Kruger is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences with a 
concentration in Sociology at Columbia University. Ms. Kruger is a 
Fellow in the NIH pre-doctoral training program in Gender, Sexuality, 
and Health. Her research interests include reproductive health, 
development, and Fair Trade - particularly in Latin America. Prior to 
coming to Columbia, Ms. Kruger completed a master's degree in 
Population and Development at the London School of Economics and 
Political Science, and a bachelor's degree in Government and the Plan 
II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Adria Armbrister

Adria Armbrister

UNI: 
ana8
aeb2027@columbia.edu
Adria
Armbrister
Department: 
Sociomedical Sciences
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