Andres Hoyos-Cespedes is a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Health. Andres came to Massachusetts from Colombia and is a native Spanish speaker. His areas of interest include using scientific research to improve health systems, helping underserved populations gain access to quality health care, learning about disease prevention, especially HIV and obesity, and applying health information technology to improve lives and empower people.
Prior to his work with ICH, Andres worked as a research assistant with different public health and academic projects, where he participated enthusiastically in activities related to designing research instruments, gathering and analyzing data, and creating systematic reviews of the scientific literature and educational material. At ICH, Andres works to support the evaluation and research of a wide variety of projects in multiple communities across the state.
Andres holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and received his MPH from Northeastern University.