LUISA MARIA RIVERA MPH
I am an anthropologist working at the intersection of critical medical anthropology and biological anthropology. My research examines the embodied pathways that undergird the transmission of transgenerational trauma and resilience in Latinx communities. I employ a mixed-methods ethnographic, qualitative, and biological approach that includes endocrine and immune biomarkers of stress. I received my undergraduate degree in French, Italian, and Spanish Literature from Harvard College and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities focusing on maternal and child health.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Emory University, where I am mentored by Dr. Carol Worthman. I currently conduct fieldwork on the northwestern border of Guatemala and Mexico.
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