Ana Cristina Sedas

Ana Cristina Sedas

Kennedy School
Ana Cristina Sedas

Ana Cristina Sedas is a Mexican-American physician, especially interested in the intersection of migration and health. She is currently a Masters of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery candidate at Harvard Medical School, the Lancet Migration Regional Research Fellow for the Latin American Hub and the Organization of American States Scholar for Mexico. She has worked in migrant and health advocacy and clinical engagement while coordinating the health program at the Consulate General of Mexico in Boston (2016-2018) and serving as a volunteer physician during the 2018 central American Carvans in Mexico City. She recently lead the Situational Briefing on migrants and refugees in Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic published in the Lancet Migration portal and collaborated with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights in a joint memo on protecting human rights of children during and after the COVID-19 pandemic per request of the U.N Special Rapporteur (2020). 

She is currently working in collaboration with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and Casa Monarca Ayuda Humanitaria al Migrante on a two-step convergent mixed method study exploring how the interaction between migrant communities and the local health governance reshapes the health seeking-experiences and ultimately the health outcomes in migrant women and sexual minorities in transit or resettling in Monterrey, Mexico.