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Lina Roa

Lina Roa is a Paul Farmer Research Fellow in Global Surgery at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a resident in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on inequities around access to health care, particularly to high quality and affordable surgical care. She currently works in Amazonas, Brazil and Chiapas, Mexico building research capacity and improving quality of surgical care. She is passionate about maternal health, particularly access to caesarean sections and medical education. She obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Toronto and she is currently pursuing an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

Harvard Affiliation / Current Practice

  • Harvard Medical School

    Paul Farmer Research Fellow in Global Surgery 2020

Research and Professional

https://www.bjs.co.uk/article/global-surgery-and-the-sustainable-development-goals/ https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/02/09/too-many-girls-in-latin-america-are-dying-from-trumps-ban-on-abortion-counseling http://bulletin.facs.org/2019/03/improving-global-emergency-and-essential-surgical-care-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-a-collaborative-approach/ https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/62251762/safety-first-voices-of-one-surgery-issue-4-december-2018/22