Paulina is a doctoral student in the Health and Behavioral Science department and Program Director at Lifespan Local Inc. Paulina's areas of current work are community-based interventions on maternal-child health and COVID - health education in multicultural/multilingual communities. She supports Cuenta Conmigo Lactancia, a Latino group of lactation counselors in the Denver Metro Area and is a board member for the United States Breastfeeding Commitee (USBC).
Paulina's areas of research interest include:
- How social infrastructures - social networks - in multicultural immigrant communities shape the conditions for health and wellbeing.
- How community-based participatory perspectives can amplify the social capital of multicultural immigrant communities.
- How the context of immigration and reception in host community shape the parent-child relationship and what are the implications for long-term health.