Assistant Professor of Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo. PhD in Anthropology from The Pennsylvania State University in the United States, in the subfield of Biological Anthropology, a MSc in Genetics and a BSc in Biology from Universidad de la República in Uruguay.
My research focuses on uncovering and understanding the role that genetic variation plays on shaping complex traits in human populations. I also use genetics to investigate the causal effects of modifiable environmental exposures on disease using Mendelian randomization. In addition, I am interested in the influence of sun exposure on human health, and in the genetic background of and gene mapping in admixed populations of Latin America and the US.