UMass Boston


Collaboratory Director / Principal Investigator


Ana Cristina Terra de Souza Lindsay, DrPH, DDS, MPH

Professor, Department of Exercise & Health Sciences

Dr. Lindsay is a community-based public health researcher trained in pediatric dentistry and maternal and child health. Her public health research program and scholarship focus on achieving health equity through understanding and reducing disparities in health. Her primary program of research focuses on improving lifestyle behaviors and preventing obesity during the critical early life stages of pregnancy and early childhood. Her secondary program of research focuses on the application of mixed methods to address cancer health disparities among Latin American populations and more recently Cape Verdean populations with a special emphasis on the prevention of HPV-associated cancers.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Nachalie Rodriguez Cruz
Department of Exercise and Health Sciences
Axel Hernandez 
Department of Biology
  Jackelyne Abranches   Pamella Reis
  Samuel Ortega    


Research Associates

Virginia Moreno Arango
Department of Exercise and Health Sciences
Doris Lucero
Department of Biology
  Aysha Pires
  Celestina Antunes
  Oriana Barros
  João Pereira
  Madelyne Valdez


Graduate Research Fellows


Denisse Delgado, MPP, BA
PhD Candidate in Public Policy
McCormack Graduate School of Public and Global Studies


Thais Vilasboas, BS
Department of Biology, UMass Boston



Ana Luiza Baldiotti


Post-Doctoral Transnational Research Fellow


Denise Lima Nogueira, PhD, MPH, BSN
Maternal and Child Health Nursing
Department of Nursing, Faculdade Luciano Feijão, Sobral, Ceará, Brazil


La Familia: Latin American Health Research Collaboratory

Department of Exercise and Health Sciences
Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences
100 Morrissey Blvd. - Quinn Building, Room 619
Boston, MA 02125 - United States