Fernando Ona, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor of Public Health and Community Medicine here at Tufts University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco and his MPH from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Ona’s research focus is primarily on environmental health and epidemiology. In the field of environmental health, he is researching slum and informal settlements, management of solid waste, as well as food safety and sanitation. He is also concerned with pesticide exposure and political and social movements. Dr. Ona is also interested in the field of sociomedical sciences where he is studying resilience and risk, human ecology, and social exclusion and inclusion.