Sofía Alejandra Ladner (She/her/ella) is a Research and Evaluation Project Manager at the Institute for Community Health. At ICH, Sofia is involved in evaluation projects on health care disparities among minority groups, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and community organizing impact in health policy, as well as research projects using qualitative methods. She also supports Dr. Jessica Santos and the Leah Zallman Center for Immigrant Health Research as the Community and Staff Engagement Manager. Prior to her work with ICH, Sofia was a Fellow at the Health Policy Commission, where she focused her research and work on patient protection policies and carrier claims processing for the state of Massachusetts.
Sofia received a BS in International Health from Georgetown University, and completed her MPH with a focus on Community Health at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Sofia was born in Argentina, and currently lives with her husband and cat, Leonchi, in the greater Boston area. As a trilingual immigrant, she uses her lived experiences and knowledge to guide her work.