Dr. Bertha Hidalgo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Associate Scientist in the UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center, and Faculty Scholar in the Center for the Study of Community Health. 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 and the National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood to investigate whether epidemiologic and genomic differences exist between subgroups of Latinos for cardiometabolic diseases (e.g. obesity, cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes). She is also a recipient of the 2015 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.