Aixa M. Perez-Caraballo is a Research Technician at the Weitzman Institute and works for CHCI’s NIH’s All of Us research program, which aims to engage a million Americans from diverse ethnic backgrounds in large-scale genomics research. Prior to Weitzman Institute, Aixa was an aassociate in research in two ongoing investigations at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA named “Proyecto Mama”, Randomized Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight Pregnant Hispanic Women and “Estudio PARTO” – A Randomized Trial of a Postpartum Diabetes Prevention Program for Hispanic Women.
In 2011, Aixa obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puerto Rico in Industrial Microbiology and in 2014 she completed a Masters in Science degree in Epidemiology from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Public Health. Recently in 2017, she obtained a Masters in Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Public Health. While in UMass-Amherst, Aixa worked as a graduate research assistant in various projects involving suicide prevention service data management, the association of urinary melatonin levels with prevalent and incident hypertension and also collaborated in an Epigenetics research study in relation to breast cancer risk and DNA methylation of white blood cells. Aixa is interested in developing and disseminating knowledge to prevent disease & promote women and minority’s health through interdisciplinary efforts.