Maribel Sierra, MPH

Research Data Analyst

Maribel Sierra joined the Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP) in 2020 and supports Dr. Urmimala Sarkar's research exploring the impact of digital health innovations on patient safety and behavior change. Previously, Maribel's work involved research and developing strategies to reduce health inequities, including access to affordable housing and expanding economic opportunity. For her Master's project, Maribel adapted a patient-provider communication tool for implementation at a University of North Carolina ambulatory care clinic serving diverse patients. Maribel is committed to using evidence-based approaches to advance health equity.
Maribel has a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Behavior and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.