Stefanie is a geriatrician working to understand and reduce the impact of social vulnerability on older adults with cognitive impairment. She is collaborating with the Multi-Partner Consortium to Expand Dementia Research in Latin America to develop a better understanding of dementia in the region with a special focus on social factors such as mistreatment.
Words of Strength
Hard working, innovative, caring
To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, Stefanie believes we need to encourage multidisciplinary, creative and passionate minds to work in favor of brain health and address dementia from the genetics to the social perspectives.
Stefanie is using novel approaches to understand social vulnerability in Latin American populations with cognitive impairment.
An an Atlantic Fellow, Stefanie has gained clinical, networking, scientific and social skills. GBHI taught her what becoming a leader really means and that she will be able to provide care that has an impact to people in her region.
In Latin America, inequities, poor access to health services, and other social conditions might be playing an important role as determinants of brain health. In Mexico, violence is a significant social problem and people with cognitive impairment are vulnerable to mistreatment.
Stefanie Piña Escudero received her medical school training from the National University of Mexico where she completed her training in Geriatrics. She received her Internal Medicine training from La Salle University. She is now working in Mexico City as a clinician and researcher.