Monica Mazariegos, DSc, MPH, RD

LMIC Fellow


Home Institution: Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP)
Fellowship Site: Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP)
Research Topic: Nutrition, Covid-19 and food insecurity

Dr. Mazariegos will spend her fellowship year at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in Guatemala City under the mentorship of Aryeh Stein, PhD and Manuel Ramirez-Zea, PhD. Her research will focus on the consequences of COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity, socioeconomic status and emotional well-being in Guatemala. Dr. Mazariegos completed her doctoral training in Population Nutrition at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico. She is currently a researcher at the INCAP Research Center for the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (CIIPEC). As a result of her research training over the past ten years, she has developed a strong background in nutritional epidemiology and she has been successful in generating research outputs internationally.