Olga L. Sarmiento, MD, MPH, PhD

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Olga L. Sarmiento, MD, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Universidad de los Andes

Olga L. Sarmiento is an Associate Professor of the Department of Public Health at the School of Medicine at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). She holds an M.D. from the Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá), an M.P.H., and a Ph.D. from the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is the director of the Group of Epidemiology at the Universidad de los Andes. In 2011 she received the Honorary Distinction from The National Institute of Sports in Colombia (Coldeportes Nacional) for the academic work towards promoting healthy behaviorsin Colombia. In 2015 received the honorary distinction from the Institute of Sports and Recreation from Bogota for the academic work towards the evaluation of the Recreovia and Ciclovia programs. Her current research interests include physical activity, nutrition and built environment among the populations of children and adults in Latin America. She is a member of the International Physical Activity and Environment Network. She is the principal investigator of the natural experiment Al Ritmo de las Comunidades and the study of the evaluation of  the Ciclovía  of Bogotá. She is the director of the physical activity component of the Colombian National Survey of Nutrition.