Prof Stella Hartinger Peña

BRCCH Collaborator
Cayetano Heredia University

Prof Stella M. Hartinger Peña is an associate professor at Cayetano Heredia University in Peru. She leads the Unit for Environmental Development, Health and Environment and co-directs CLIMA, the Center for Latin-American Research on Climate Change and Health. Prof Peña brings her expertise in managing randomized control trials in resource-constrained settings in order to address environmental health problems such as indoor air pollution, WASH, disease prevention and maintaining health and wellbeing. Her expertise extends to carrying out randomized controlled trials in early child development and environmental health; setting up and conducting cohort studies on the interactions between viruses and respiratory bacteria in children. She also set up a study on a multigenerational high-altitude birth cohort that explores the effects of health and environment exposure during pregnancy and its impact throughout the life course.

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