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Maria E. Camargo, MPA, Research Scientist

Maria E. Camargo is a Research Associate with PHI's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development. Her current research examines the association of teen birth rates with poverty, inequality and family planning expenditure in California.

Camargo has worked in the non-profit and public sectors. Most recently, she worked at Miami-Dade County monitoring and giving technical assistance to federally funded agencies. She has worked on policy issues affecting public services programs, collaborating closely with public and private organizations and community leaders.

Camargo holds an Economist degree from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Venezuela, a Master in Public Affairs from Indiana University and she is currently in her final semester of a Master in Public Health in the maternal and child health program at the University of California, Berkeley.