About Me


Candela is passionate about using evidence to advance global health and social development in the world. Her aim is to support local actors to strengthen their programmes through better data and sharing of results, developing leadership skills and building stronger teams.

She holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and did her PhD research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

Candela has over 15 years of experience on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, along with experience in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent health, gender equity, psychosocial support and mental health programmes.

She has worked with NGOs, research organizations and health institutions in Latin America and Africa, supporting them in:

  • Developing health and psychosocial support programmes.
  • Analysing results and sharing lessons learned in adequate venues.
  • Understanding and setting up monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Strengthening organizational processes.
  • Training individuals in public speaking and leadership skills
  • Designing and imparting workshops to train facilitators in health issues (HIV-AIDS, Sexual health, qualitative and quantitative data analysis).

Read her interview for the LSHTM Alumni blog here

Resume (pdf)

List of publications (pdf)

Linked In profile