Isabella Faria is a medical doctor from Brazil and earned her MD from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
She discovered a passion for global health after being selected for a scholarship as a teaching assistant in health policy and planning. In medical school, she founded the first Brazilian chapter for the Association of Women Surgeons and was an Advocacy Co-Lead for the Gender Equity Initiative in Global Surgery (GEIGS).
Currently, she is a research fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine's Program of Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) at Harvard Medical School, elected associate representative of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Association of Academic Global Surgery (AAGS), and co-Chair of the Associate Committee of AAGS.
She aspires to become an academic surgeon and help increase access to surgical care and surgical capacity worldwide. She is passionate about global health, medical education, advocacy, and innovation.
Publications available here - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3073-5636.