Dr. Beatriz Alvarado is an assistant professor of public health sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She earned a PhD in Public Health from the Université de Montréal, a MSc in Epidemiology from the Universidad del Valle, as well as an MD from the Universidad del Cauca, Colombia.

Dr. Alvarado’s current research focuses on: (1) the effects of gender and race/ethnicity discrimination on sexual and other HIV related behaviours among men who have sex with men and transgendered people, (2) neighbourhood characteristics, sexual behaviours, and risk of HIV and syphilis, and (3) the effects of sexual and social networks on HIV and syphilis.