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Vita Ana Cristina Mafla, MPH
Ana Mafla is a PhD Student at the Department, and an Associate Research Professor of the School of Dentistry at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia from Pasto, Colombia. She received her D.D.S from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, and her M.S.P.H. from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. Ana also completed a specialization in Education at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. Ana’s research interests lie on oral epidemiology and behavioral sciences. She currently works on prevention, health economics, education, oral epidemiology and behavioral projects has collaboration swith researchers from University of Florida, University of North Carolina, and King’s College. Ana authored over 45 papers in Spanish and English, acts as evaluator of research projects for government funding announcements in Colombia and is an international peer-reviewer of dentistry, health sciences and education journals. In 2020, she received a “Research Management” award. . She hopes one day to write a novel.