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Karla  Galaviz

Adjunct Asst Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Global Health

I am a North American product. I obtained my BA from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, my MSc and PhD from Queen’s University, Canada, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University, US. I am an implementation scientist working at the intersection of lifestyle, HIV and cardiometabolic diseases. My work encompasses implementing proven health interventions in real-world settings and developing tools to inform public health and clinical practice. Currently, I am a Scholar within the Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE) program at the University of California San Francisco. 

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Rd

Atlanta , GA 30322

Phone: 404-712-8355

Fax: 404-727-4590


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Areas of Interest

  • Behavior and Health
  • Diabetes
  • Evaluation
  • Global Health


  • PhD, Kinesiology and Health Studies 2014, Queen's University
  • MSc, Kinesiology and Health Studies 2010, Queen's University
  • BA, Physical Culture and Sports 2007, University of Guadalajara

Affiliations & Activities

Scholar, Research in Implementation Science for Equity (RISE), University of California San Francisco

Member, Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research, Emory University

Member, Exercise is Medicine Global Research and Collaboration Center, Emory University