One of our Environmental Health students, Veronica Arteaga, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Mexico – the second award to an Environmental Health student in the past two years!
During her year abroad in the Fulbright program she will be studying air pollution effects on birth outcomes in Mexico City with Dr. Felipe Vadillo-Ortega at La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Along with her research, she plans to start an outreach class on prenatal environmental health and birth outcomes at UNAM affiliated hospitals.
Veronica is a graduating second year MPH student in the division of Environmental Health at the Graduate School of Public Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from U. C. Davis. She is currently writing a manuscript with her adviser, Dr. Quintana, Dr. Matt in the Psychology Department and collaborators at UCD on occupational endotoxin exposure in California dairies. She has been a co-author on three other publications. Her interests include occupational health and environmental justice.
Veronica is very excited for the opportunity to learn about public health in Mexico, apply her knowledge to prenatal care, and to do research abroad.