Diana Encalada Soto
Project CERCA (Community-Embedded Reproductive Health Care for Adolescents),
University of Cuenca, Ecuador
Diana Encalada Soto, MD
Researcher, Project CERCA (Community-Embedded Reproductive Health Care for Adolescents), University of Cuenca, Ecuador
Dr. Diana Encalada is a medical doctor from the University of Cuenca (2010). She is currently finishing her thesis project on a program to prevent teen pregnancies in high school adolescents in a community of Cuenca, focused on parents and teenager caretakers, for her Master’s degree in Health Management for Local Development at the Technical University of Loja, Ecuador. She has been working for over a year on a project for sexual and reproductive health for adolescents at the University of Cuenca. The project is financed by the European Union, and is aimed at making Sexual and Reproductive Health Services accessible to adolescents in the city of Cuenca.
She is a Teaching Assistant for the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research course at Harvard Medical School (2013).
Her goal is to train in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and to later on work in Reproductive Health Policy for her country and region.