Mariana Arcaya

Senior Public Health Research Analyst

Mariana Arcaya provides public health expertise, statistical analysis, and program evaluation support. She specializes in spatial and correlated data analysis, and represents MAPC on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Wellness Promotion Advisory Board.

Ms. Arcaya is currently working on her doctorate in social epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include health disparities and how housing and urban planning decisions impact disease risks.

Ms. Arcaya holds a Masters degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.

In 2006, she co-founded the Interdisciplinary Consortium on Urban Planning and Public Health (ICUPPH), a group that promotes the collaboration of planning and public health professionals in research and practice. Before beginning graduate school, Ms. Arcaya worked as an environmental consultant preparing environmental impact statements for large-scale transportation infrastructure projects.

Areas of expertise: Neighborhood determinants of physical activity, housing and health, obesity prevention, health disparities, program evaluation, statistical analysis