Colleen Beatriz is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and holds an MPH in Epidemiology as well as bachelor’s degrees in Public Health, Economics, and Portuguese. Her research focuses on social disparities in chronic health outcomes, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community. Colleen will be conducting research under Dr. Henrique Pereira at the Department of Psychology and Education at University of Beira Interior, where her project will focus on understanding occupational health of LGBTQ+ workers in Portugal,and the unique challenges that these individuals face in the workplace.


US Student Program – Fulbright / FLAD Open Study/Research Award

Education: MPH in Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst (2021)

Field of Study: Public Health

Project Title: “Evaluating Occupational Health of LGBT+ Individuals in Continental Portugal”

Host Institution, Location: University of Beira Interior, School of Social and Human Sciences (FCSH-UBI), Department of Psychology and Education, Covilhã

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 8 months, starting in October 2021