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Wesseling Catharina

E-mail: inekewesseling@gmail.com

Dr. Catharina Wesseling is a physician with a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute. She has worked during decades in Costa Rica at the Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET) of the Universidad Nacional, where she is currently the Regional Director of the Program on Work & Health in Central America (SALTRA). Her main interest is capacity building for the improvement of occupational and environmental health conditions in Central America, facilitating south south and north south collaborative networks for socially relevant research, and promoting evidence based policies at local, national and regional levels by linkages of researchers with policy makers and other social actors. Her scientific production is in the field of occupational and environmental health, with special expertise in pesticides.

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