Gabriela Alvarado is an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research and evaluation portfolio focuses on women’s health, reproductive justice, and maternal and child health initiatives using mixed methods approaches. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she worked as a primary care doctor, in the health nonprofit sector, and state government. Dr. Alvarado obtained her medical degree at the University of Costa Rica, a master’s degree in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a master’s in anthropology from Georgia State University.

Authored by Gabriela Alvarado, M.D., MSc, M.A.