Gabriela Alvarado

Gabriela Alvarado
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND, and Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


M.D., University of Costa Rica; M.Sc. in public health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; M.A. in anthropology, Georgia State University; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


Gabriela Alvarado is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She has a masters in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a masters in anthropology from Georgia State University, and a medical degree from the University of Costa Rica.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she worked in primary health care delivery, the health nonprofit sector, and state government. Her research interests include women’s health, sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health, social determinants of health, mental health, and the intersection of culture and health.