Bertha Hidalgo, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
bhidalgo@uab.edu
Office: 
Ryals 220D
Biography: 

Dr. Bertha Hidalgo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Associate Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Her research focuses health disparities related to cardiometabolic diseases, with a special focus on Latino populations and epigenomics. She has received research funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections Program to investigate whether genetic and epigenetic differences exist between subgroups of Latinos for cardiometabolic diseases (e.g. obesity, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes) by first investigating differences in subgroups of Latino children and obesity in an epidemiologic study. She has also received the 2014 Back of the Envelope award to create a multi-ethnic biorepository for cardiometabolic diseases.

Dr. Hidalgo obtained her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University, MPH from the University of Southern California, and PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Statistical Genetics in the Section on Statistical Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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