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Valeria Gracia Olvera, MS

  • PhD Student, Health Policy


Valeria Gracia Olvera (she/her) is a Health Policy PhD student in the Decision Sciences track and a Fulbright scholar. Prior to starting her PhD at Stanford in 2022, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico. In 2020, she joined the Stanford-CIDE COronavirus Simulation MOdel (SC-COSMO) ( consortium where she worked on high-impact projects to estimate the health effects of nonpharmaceutical interventions to control the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in Mexico. Additionally, as a member of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET), Valeria worked on a project to model HPV transmission and cervical cancer disease at a state level in the United States. Her research interest is identifying cost-effective air pollution mitigation strategies to support decision making. Valeria holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP) in Mexico, a Diplôme d’ingénieur from École Centrale Paris in France, and a master’s degree in Environmental Economics from CIDE.