Gabriela S. Betancourt
Gabriela S. Betancourt is a public health researcher, program evaluator, and epidemiologist. Early in her public health career, she provided direct services as a health educator, advocate and counselor to adolescents. She also worked as a case manager with children and families in the NYC foster care system. Since 2004, she has focused her efforts as a researcher/program evaluator on sexual and reproductive health and justice; adolescent health; and immigrant health. She received her Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology from CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (2020); Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (2007); Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University (2001) and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from SUNY Binghamton (1994). Her skills include capacity-building, and community-led implementation research utilizing mixed-methods. She currently works with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She is a proud Latina, daughter of immigrants, and at heart, still just a kid from The Bronx trying to give back to the community that raised her.