Fellowships Awarded: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Carmen Arriola is a veterinarian with a DVM degree from San Marcos Major National University in Lima, Peru. She is concerned about the vulnerability of human populations to the health and economic impacts of zoonotic (animal to human) diseases. Dr. Arriola's proposed research is the first systematic study of the environmental and public health impact of the porcine industry in Peru. She hopes to apply her research findings to practical uses, especially for underserved populations around the world. Her doctoral advisor is Lawrence Moulton, PhD, professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of International Health. Her project advisors are Robert Gilman, MD, also a professor in the Department of International Health, and Ellen Silbergeld, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.