Chronic kidney disease and differential health outcomes among men and women in northwest Nicaragua
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related research
Describe the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Northwest Nicaragua Compare the prevalence of chronic kidney disease among men and women working in sugar cane fields in the Northwest area of Nicaragua Identify potential risk factors for the epidemic associated with occupational and environmental exposure of sugar cane workers Formulate concrete hypotheses that might elucidate the high prevalence of chronic kidney disease in the region of Guanacastal Sur in Nicaragua
Keyword(s): Occupational Exposure, Chronic Diseases
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: With a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, I transitioned to public health to better understand and explain the social determinants of health. During my MPH studies, I was selected for the Mount Sinai Global Health Summer Program Fellowship, with placement in Nicaragua. In this role, I investigated the epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Northwest Nicaragua. I assisted in designing the research study, developing the survey instruments, and I interviewed farm workers and analyzed data.
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