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Adriana Angarita Fonseca

Adriana Angarita Fonseca is a PhD student in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She received her Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia. She also got a Masters degree in Epidemiology from Universidad de Santander (UIS) and a Masters degree with highest distinction in Statistics from Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile. Prior to coming to Saskatoon, she worked as an assistant professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the Universidad de Santander (UDES), Colombia. She conducted several epidemiological studies and analyzed several datasets related to different aspects of health: disability; aging; posture; musculoskeletal pain; physical activity; fitness; exercise; health-related quality of life; health services, and obesity. Currently, her main research interest is musculoskeletal epidemiology, particularly low back pain. In addition, The Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation -Colciencias- from Colombia recognized her as a research associate for the period April 2015 - April 2017.