Karla Galaviz Arredondo, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health

Emory Global Diabetes Research Center


Dr. Galaviz is a translational epidemiologist working on implementing proven health interventions in real-world settings, developing tools to inform public health and clinical practice, and understanding diabetes risk and care in HIV-infected populations. She completed her BSc at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico), her MSc and PhD at Queen’s University (Canada), and her post-doctoral training at Emory University (USA). Prior to joining Emory, she worked on designing and testing physical activity interventions implemented in clinical and community settings in Mexico and Canada. At Emory, her work has focused on developing metrics to estimate the real-world impact of diabetes prevention interventions and on meta-analyzing impact data from health interventions. More recently, she started working on developing diabetes risk prediction models for HIV-infected populations and on exploring the cascade of care among people living with HIV and diabetes. Dr. Galaviz also leads the development of the Mexican Physical Activity Report Card, a knowledge dissemination tool aimed to inform physical activity programs and policy for children.