Jenny Guadamuz
Current Scholar

Jenny Guadamuz

Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago Location: Chicago, Illinois Cohort Start Year: 2016 Research Topics: Access to Pharmaceuticals, Health Disparities
PHD STUDENT, PHARMACEUTICAL SYSTEMS, OUTCOMES, AND POLICY

FOCUS
Jenny S. Guadamuz’s research involves examining disparities in cardiovascular disease and their structural causes. Her current focus is on cardiovascular medication use among immigrants in the US, which due to their immigration status may be excluded from the labor market, social safety net, and healthcare system. By focusing on structural causes of health disparities, Jenny hopes to identify areas that policymakers can address in the aim of improving health equity.

MORE ABOUT JENNY
Jenny S. Guadamuz is a first generation American, born into proudly Nicaraguan-American family. With a little luck and a lot of work, Jenny achieved some semblance of the American dream. However, the odds were against her and her community—those who live in impoverished, segregated cities. This is her motivation—she hopes to play a small role in changing those odds.

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