- Age: 29
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- Natalia Norori
Natalia is a global health professional with experience building tools to make scientific research accessible and equitable. Natalia is passionate about using open data as a tool to reduce health inequalities. Through her research, she is exploring how to accurately represent minority groups and vulnerable communities in healthcare datasets to better inform public health response plans. She is also applying her knowledge of open research practices to lead research projects at the intersection of public health and social justice, including assessing the impact of paternal emigration on children ‘left-behind’.
Natalia is the Knowledge Manager at Prostate Cancer UK. She holds a Msc in Epidemiology at the University of Bristol.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
The ongoing Nicaraguan socio-political crisis brought to my attention that current disease control plans fall short of covering the needs of women affected by humanitarian crises. Seeing women I love suffer because of this inspired me to combine my background in open science and global health to help tackle this.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I am proud to be a leader in helping women worldwide get access and contribute to medical research through my work at the Open Access Button, where we develop technologies that speed up scientific discovery. I am also an active speaker and lead training and advocacy sessions for women in STEM.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
During my spare time, I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends. I also enjoy reading while drinking a cup of good tea.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Spanish (Advanced/Native)
- Equity of access to information, social inclusion, and the UN 2030 Agenda: open in order to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- 4 Ways to Innovate: Lessons from the Global Scholars Symposium
- Barriers to cervical cancer screening among refugee women affected by conflict and crisis in San Jose, Costa Rica
- This Nicaraguan Is Showing How To Better Share Pandemic Health Data
- Addressing bias in big data and AI for healthcare — Key study highlights
- mental health in conflict and humanitarian settings
- open science and access to information to advance public health
- refugee SRHR awareness
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- United Nations SpeakerOpenCon Alumna