Alicia and Yaya Fellowship in Global Aging Research
Alicia and Yaya Fellows are graduate and professional students, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, selected to study at the University of Maryland Baltimore or University of Costa Rica in individualized programs that include courses, mentoring, and participation in research programs. Selected Fellows receive financial support to cover airfare, housing, and tuition. In the case of Costa Rican participants, Fellows are hired as Research Fellows by UMB and receive a stipend and health insurance.
2023 Alicia and Yaya Fellows in Global Aging Research
Universidad de Costa Rica
- Erika Mendez-Chacon (School of Statistics)
- Monica Valeria Cortes Ortiz (National Health Institute)
University of Maryland Baltimore Students
- Lillianna Pedersen (School of Medicine)
- Alexis Vetack (School of Medicine)
- Shania Bailey (School of Medicine)
- Hima Konduru (School of Medicine)
- Melissa Rallo (School of Medicine)
- Christine Wan (School of Medicine)
- Nicholas Leahy (School of Medicine)
Project: Healthy Aging and Demographic Transition in Coto Brus, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is experiencing a rapid aging process due to increased life expectancy and declining birth rates. Coto Brus, a rural municipality in the country, is no exception. This project aims to understand the aging and demographic transition process in Coto Brus and identify opportunities for future interventions.