Cristina Arnes Sanz

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MA Student

Cristina Arnés Sanz comes from Spain. She completed her Pharmacy degree at the Complutense University of Madrid in February 2022. She is pursuing a Master of Public Health in the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases department with a Concentration on Climate Change and Health at the Yale School of Public Health.

Her research focuses on climate-sensitive infectious diseases, with a particular interest in how climate change is driving geographical range expansion and recurrent outbreaks of infectious diseases in Europe. Before coming to Yale, she was a research assistant in the Climate-Sensitive Infectious Diseases lab at Heidelberg University in Germany. She participated in the development of an innovative framework for the co-production of policy-relevant indicators and decision-support tools to build climate resilience against emerging infectious diseases in Europe and beyond, within the Horizon Europe research project IDAlert. It was published in the Lancet Regional Health - Europe in September 2023.

She is engaged with European policy-making processes as a member of the Youth4Health Network of the WHO Office for Europe and the Focal Point for the UNECE Region for the UN Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY). She is also a member of the Public Health and Policy Working Group of the European Student Think Tank, where she contributes to the research, analysis and assessment of the role of public health in the EU.

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