Part-Time Faculty, International Affairs
Dr. Ponguta obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation research addressed cellular mechanisms of recurrent cancer and candidate pathways involved in the evasion of anti-hormone therapy. After completing her training in biological research, she obtained a Masters in Public Health (with a concentration in Health Policy) at Yale University and is currently a fellow at Yale's Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. Her current work involves the analysis of early childhood development policies and services in middle and low income countries. She is also the Project Manager of a large Ancillary cohort study at the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (SOL) in the Bronx. SOL is a multi-center epidemiologic study in Hispanic/Latino populations to determine the role of acculturation in the prevalence and development of disease, and to identify risk factors playing a protective or harmful role in Hispanics/Latinos.