Sirena Gutierrez, MPH

PhD Student

Education: University of Texas at Austin (BSA, Biology; BA, Sociology); University of Texas Medical Branch (MPH, Epidemiology)

Research Interests: My research interests broadly focus on the intersection of behavioral, environmental, and social determinants of health in older adults. Other areas of research include health disparities among migrant populations. As a doctoral student, I want to leverage statistical and epidemiological methods to identify how biopsychosocial trajectories across a life course influence depression, cognitive and functional decline in older adults to help guide public policy and interventions.