Dr. Cecilia Viana - Amazon Researcher and Program Associate

Cecilia studied geography at the State University of Campinas (Brazil), and since then she has been interested in the dynamics of land use change in the Amazon. This was the focus of his master’s studies (Yale University, 2009), and PhD (University of Brasilia, 2017). Professionally, she has developed training courses on Payment for Environmental Services in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, and has worked as researcher in an international research project in the Amazon. In 2019 she concluded a postdoc at the University of Lancaster (UK), during which she was seeking policy alternatives to combat forest degradation in the Amazon. She is Brazilian and lives in Ilhéus (Bahia) since 2014. She is very excited to work with Health In Harmony in the pursuit of conserving the Amazon rainforest while improving the wellbeing of peoples that live in and from the forest.