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Valentina Osorio, MPH, is a PHI/CDC Global Health Epidemiology Fellow with the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch in the Division of Global Health Protection. Valentina graduated with an MPH in Health Promotion Disease Prevention from Florida International University. She previously worked as a Public Health Advisor with the CDC Quarantine Station in Newark International Airport as a contractor—supporting the team with COVID-19 screening, tertiaries and providing the public with health education. During her studies, Valentina worked as a research assistant conducting screening, baseline interviews and nutritional assessments for a research study to investigate the impact of cocaine on HIV infection and HIV/HCV coinfection with a focus on liver disease. During her practicum, she assessed trends in weapon carrying and use in US youth and presented at the APHA conference. She has research experience with minority populations living in housing projects conducting interviews of families with asthmatic children. Valentina is passionate about working with underserved and under-resourced populations and creating focused solutions for difficulties faced by disadvantaged communities.

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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