Miriam Alvarado is a research associate focusing on the health impacts of nature-based solutions. She uses mixed method evaluation approaches to assess complex population health interventions.
She is currently working on the Horizon 2020 funded REGREEN and RECONECT projects.
Miriam completed a BA in both economics and development studies at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by an MPH in health metrics and evaluation at the University of Washington, Seattle.
During her PhD, Miriam was a Gates Scholar based at CEDAR with the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. Miriam’s PhD research focused on a mixed methods evaluation of the Barbados sugar-sweetened beverage tax.
Previously, Miriam worked as an intern with the Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health Department at the Pan-American Health Organization, as a research associate at the Sir George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre in Barbados, and as a post-bachelor fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington.