Ana Poblacion, PhD, MS
Ana Poblacion is the Research Scientist and Director of Multisite Operations at Children’s HealthWatch. Her research is concentrated on pediatric nutrition, with a particular focus on food insecurity in households with children in the U.S. and Brazil. Dr. Poblacion’s research is motivated by the goal of improving health in underprivileged populations by improving access to four central pillars supporting basic needs: food security, housing stability, energy security, and education attainment. In parallel with her work in Boston, she is a team member of the Interdepartmental Center for Food Safety and Nutrition in her home academic institution (Nisan/UNIFESP/Brazil). Prior to joining the Children’s HealthWatch team, Dr. Poblacion was a Professor in the Schools of Nutrition for several Brazilian Universities, teaching subjects and coordinating courses related to Public Health Nutrition. Dr. Poblacion graduated from the Pontiff Catholic University of Campinas (PUCCAMP/Brazil), and received her Masters of Science and her PhD in Sciences from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP/Brazil).