Medicine alumna obtains the International Marshall Klaus Award14 March 2019 / 11:58 hrs
Dr. Alejandra Barrero-Castillero (Medicina and Surgery, class of 2009) obtained the Marshall Klaus in Health Services Research Award for her proposal to characterize stress in immigrant families at the neonatal intensive care unit.
Under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Nelson -expert in early stress and adversity- and with the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), our alumna made a sequential exploration with mixed study methods with the purpose of analyzing the effects of immigration experience and their stress in the neonatal and perinatology context.
“Characterizing stress in immigration families will provide the foundations for future researches that aim at improving the quality of care and results in such a neglected group,” she pointed out.
Barrero-Castillero has a Master’s in Public Health by the University of Boston with a Specialty in International Health and Biostatistics (class of 2011). She was the first graduate of the Faculty of Health Sciences in making a Specialty in Pediatrics at the University of Stanford. She is currently studying the last year of Subspecialty in Neonatology at the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, at the Boston Children’s Hospital -where she is chief fellow- and in her first year of the Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship.
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Yolanda Hernández Zamudio, MS