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Alejandro Cerón is a researcher interested in the social and cultural aspects of health in Guatemala and Central America. Through his work he pays particular attention to the link between public health practice and health as a human right from the perspective of sociocultural epidemiology. He received a medical degree in 2000 and a master in public health in 2006 (both from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala), as well as a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Washington in 2013. He received a 2010 SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship. Between 2001 and 2006, he worked in rural Guatemala as a physician and primary health project coordinator. He is assistant professor in the Anthropology department at the University of Denver. He maintains professional collaborations in Guatemala with the Instituto de Salud Incluyente (ISIS), the Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), and the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG).