Student NameDaniela Moreira
Faculty Mentor NameAmber Angell
CollegeCollege of Public Health and Health Professions
MajorHealth Science
Research InterestsHealth disparities, underserved populations, disabilities
Academic Awards Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
OrganizationsExtreme Dance Company, Student Occupational Therapy Association
Hobbies and InterestsWeightlifting and Volunteering

Research Project

Understanding Autism in Latina Girls and Women

Daniela will be working in Dr.Angell’s lab which aims to address gender, racial, and ethnic disparities in autism diagnosis. Girls are especially under-identified with autism compared to boys, yet little autism research has focused on females, and even less is known about Latina girls with autism. Daniela will conduct Spanish-language interviews with Latino families of girls with autism. Understanding how Latina girls are distinctly affected by autism is a critical first step in addressing disparities.