Sinaida is a public health specialist with a passion to spur changes in low-resource countries, where she spent much of her formative years.
She is a PhD student at the University of Oxford focusing on population health. Her current research uses data on pregnancy outcomes collected from multiple hospitals across northern India, to investigate the role of iron metabolism in cardiovascular disease among pregnant Indian women.
In 2017, she graduated from Columbia University with a Master in Public Health, focusing on molecular epidemiology. There, she conducted clinical research and observational studies, investigating molecular determinants of maternal and infant health in low-resource countries such as Mexico, focusing on infections, environmental exposure, and endocrine regulation. She also graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s in Development and Child Psychology.
She was born and raised in Haiti, and has also lived in Gambia, Nigeria, and Senegal. In addition, she spent some time in Honduras on a volunteering project for clinical work. Spending her formative years in these countries has driven her to pursue a career that enables her to support low- and middle-income countries.