Karla Galaviz Arredondo, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Hubert Department of Global Health

Emory Global Diabetes Research Center


Karla Galaviz is a translational scientist who received her BSc from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and her MSc and PhD from Queen’s University, Canada. Her research focuses on translating effective, evidence-based physical activity interventions into public health and clinical practice. Her clinic-based work has focused on understanding psychosocial factors that influence physician physical activity promotion practices and on implementing physical activity interventions in Mexico and Canada. Her community-based work has encompassed strategies for promoting physical activity among Hispanics in the United States and on identifying translatable physical activity interventions in Latin America. Karla has also worked on evaluating the implementation and impact of policies to increase children’s physical activity in Mexico and on developing evidence-based tools to inform such policies. Karla is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health working on estimating the real-world impact of efficacious lifestyle interventions for preventing the development of diabetes.