William Ugarte

Affiliated Researcher at Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration

Visiting address:
MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 1 tr
752 37 Uppsala
Postal address:
Akademiska sjukhuset
751 85 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I am a Medical Epidemiologist with a Ph.D. in Global Health at Uppsala University, Sweden. My work identifies and elucidates the processes by which psycho-socio-cultural factors influence health outcomes and behaviors in relation to sexual and reproductive health. Additionally, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. Currently, I am a researcher and teacher at the Master's program in Global Health at International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH).

Academic merits: PhD

Keywords: global health migration sexuality reproductive health gender and rights

Much of my research takes place in Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in Latin America. My background lies in the field of sexual and reproductive health among most-at-risk groups for HIV infection such as men have sex with men, sex workers, adolescents, and drug users. I have vast experience in collecting data in community-based and clinical studies. I was the Executive Director of the Centre for Demography and Health Research (CIDS) at the National University of Nicaragua. At CIDS, I conducted research and coordinate undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs. Currently, I am a researcher and lecturer at the Master's program in Global Health at the International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) at Uppsala University. Furthermore, I am currently working in three main areas: sexuality and reproductive health and rights among adolescents, migration, and HIV, AIDS and STIs in Developing countries such as Nicaragua, Mozambique, and Colombia.

Adolescence and young sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique and Nicaragua.

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William Ugarte