Dr. Vivas-Valencia joined the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio as an assistant professor in 2023.
Carolina Vivas-Valencia received her MS and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University. Her research focuses on building innovative data-driven solutions to improve community-based health problems. Carolina’s work has leveraged reimbursement claims data to develop epidemiology models to predict health risks for vulnerable populations and study the impact of social determinants on care access and outcomes. Carolina has been a Lee B. Lusted finalist, and in 2020, she was appointed as a LatinX Trailblazer in Engineering Fellow by Purdue’s College of Engineering. She received the John W Anderson Foundation Scholarship for her research contributions in healthcare engineering. Currently, Carolina’s work includes modeling strategies for opioid misuse prevention interventions and cost-effectiveness analysis of point-of-care devices allocation for HIV detection.
Dr. Vivas-Valencia works with Dr. Mohammad Jalali of the ITA, and Dr. Andrea Ciaranello of the MGH Infectious Disease Division.