Martha Vega is graduate student at the Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery Program and Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate at Harvard Medical School. Her current research work involves the study of surgical outcomes of mobile surgery in collaboration with the Cinterandes Mobile Surgery Foundation in Ecuador http://www.cinterandes.org/index.php/en/ and the study of access to surgical care in rural Ecuador. She has also collaborated with the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Health Delivery and Management working group by helping map the location of surgical facilities around the world.
Martha did her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego in Biology as well as Anthropology and Dance minors. She completed her M.D. degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara / New York Medical College Joint Program. Throughout her medical education, she was actively involved in the health care of disadvantaged communities through mobile health programs and the Christian Medical Society of Guadalajara.
Her aspirations include improving health outcomes and access to surgical care in rural communities around the world. Her particular interest is to work on the implementation of innovative strategies to improve health systems and access to health and surgical services for marginalized people, of particular interest are indigenous communities from the Andes and the Amazon of South America. Dr. Vega was born in Lima-Peru.