Karen Andes (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Global
Health and Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory’s Rollins School
of Public Health. She had specialized in sexual and reproductive among
adolescents and young adults in the US and Latin America for over 15 years and
is an internationally known expert in qualitative research and analysis.
Internationally, her work focuses on Paraguay, Nicaragua and Mexico. In 2012,
she published the first comprehensive report on Hispanic/Latino health status
in the state of Georgia; since 2014, she has directed the Ventanilla de Salud
health outreach program at the Mexican Consulate. She implemented an innovative
health training and internship program at Cross Keys High School and continues to
collaborate with organizations working along the Buford Highway Corridor as the
Faculty Coordinator of Emory’s “University-Partner Learning Community.” She was
a Rotary Foundation Scholar in Liège, Belgium in 1985-86 and received a
dissertation scholarship from Women of Rotary in 1993.