Denisse Pareja, MD, MSPH, is the Regional Program Manager for the medical INGO MedGlobal. She received her Medical Degree in Ecuador and her master’s degree in science of Public Health from the University of Miami. Beginning her work in MedGlobal as the volunteer coordinator, Denisse has helped establish MedGlobal’s program in Colombia and emergency responses in Ecuador and Lebanon. She is responsible for all aspects of program development for MedGlobal in Latin America and Europe. Her research interests are maternal and child health, global health and refugee health. Before starting her work in MedGlobal, Denisse worked as a Research Associate at the University of Miami and at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, Florida where she participated in research projects about diabetes and cardiovascular disease.