Carolina Mejia, PhD, MPH

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Implementation Science Technical Advisor

Dr. Mejia is a Health Services Researcher committed to addressing healthcare disparities and improving outcomes for marginalized communities. She brings over 15 years of experience in designing and leading real-world evaluations to assess health service delivery, quality, cost, access, and outcomes in the United States, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. She employs Implementation Science frameworks and mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative) to inform data-driven decisions, optimizing healthcare processes and fostering innovation. Her research interests include HIV/STIs, cancer, gender and social inclusion, health equity, and patient-reported outcomes.

In her current role, Dr. Mejia engages in a wide range of implementation research activities, while also focusing on education and capacity building, fostering collaborations, and supporting training initiatives in Implementation Science.

Dr. Mejia earned her MPH in Socio-behavioral Science and a PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. She has been an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Fellow, and a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) trainee.