Ms. Woodson will spend her fellowship year at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima under the mentorship of Magaly Blas, PhD, MD and Purnima Madhivanan, MBBS, MPH, PhD. Her research will focus on exploring the sexual and reproductive health of adolescent women in vulnerable populations in the Amazon Basin.
Ms. Woodson is a candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Arizona. She is currently a Fulbright Fogarty scholar in Peru working with the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) and the organization, Mamas del Rio. Ms. Woodson hopes to use this knowledge to help inform programs within the Amazon Basin region to help reduce adolescent pregnancy and to promote greater gender equity around reproductive health issues.