Research Professor at the Academy of Health Promotion, University of Mexico City (UACM), Frida has a degree in sociology (UAM, 2002), a Master’s in gender studies (El Colegio de Mexico, 2005) and a Doctor of Science in public health (UAM, 2012).
From 2005-2014 she served as external researcher at the Center for Health Systems Research (INSP), participating in the development of action-research projects on the subject of migration and health, with emphasis on issues relating to HIV/STIs and the promotion of sexual and reproductive health of migrants and mobile groups in Mexico and other Latin American countries. She currently works as a professor and researcher at the Academy of Health Promotion, UACM; is a partner in the Research Unit on Migration and Health, National Institute of Public Health; and is an external evaluator for the Social Development Evaluation Council in Mexico City.
Her areas of interest are: 1) migration, health and human rights; 2) gender and sexual and reproductive health; 3) policies, programs and operational models for the prevention of HIV and gender based violence in vulnerable groups; 4) social determinants affecting health.
Respiratory and gastrointestinal infections, dehydration, and injuries resulting from accidents are just some of the most common health issues suffered by irregular Central American migrants in transit through Mexico, who are perceived as a health risk to society.