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Sofia De Anda, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Epidemiology Fellow working with CDC South Africa supporting the Quality Improvement Branch within the Division of Global HIV and TB. She earned her Master of Public Health in Global Health from the University of Washington in Seattle. Sofia has research experience working on the scale-up of the Assisted Partner Services project (APS) aimed to help control the spread of sexually transmitted infections through partner testing in Kenya. She has investigated the experiences of caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease in Latino populations in the US and on a National Science Foundation-funded project, conducting and analyzing in-depth interviews on air pollution, health and hazard mitigation within the US. Sofia has collaborated with the Maasai Association, a local non-governmental organization, to conduct a community-needs assessment in Kenya, and served as a Peace Corps in Paraguay partnering with local stakeholders to support youth development and sexual health promotion activities. Most recently she worked with Jhpiego, as a Senior Program Coordinator. Sofia is excited the oversee the reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of CDC South Africa’s granular site-level management, program – Siyenza, and is looking forward to developing data collection tools, managing, analyzing data, and coordinating communication across implementing partners.

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program is implemented for CDC by the Public Health Institute and its partner Consortium of Universities for Global Health.

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