Claudia Vega

/Claudia Vega

Claudia Vega

Mercury Program Coordinator

Dr. Claudia Vega is trained as a wildlife veterinarian and holds a Masters of Public Health from the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (ENSP) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).  Claudia is an expert on ​​mercury-selenium interactions, and environmental health and risk assessment with a focus on mercury contamination in the Amazon region.  She has developed studies on the impact of mercury contamination in seabirds (Magellanic penguins) and the effect of mercury contamination from artisanal gold mining in indigenous populations in the Brazilian Amazon.