London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Dr. Gabriela Gomez has over ten years’ experience working in disease prevention and control in vulnerable populatons. She obtained her first degree in Biochemistry followed by a MPH at the University of Montpellier, France. After working in Tunisia and South London on projects looking at disease prevalence and prevention programmes tailored to ethnic minorities, she obtained her PhD at Imperial College. During this period, her research focused on STD prevention and control in sex worker populations in Peru. Following her PhD, she joined the Infectious Disease Epidemiology department at Imperial College as a post-doctoral researcher working on the development of theoretical frameworks of STD transmission and economic evaluations of new ARV-based technologies for HIV prevention. She is currently based in Amsterdam, working as an epidemiologist and health economist at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. Dr. Gomez is also a consultant to the Division of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO since 2010 and she joined the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group as an honorary research fellow in 2013.