Amanda Gabster, PhD is a researcher at the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies in Panama. Her research focuses primarily on sexual health, STI/HIV, as well as behavioral, social, cultural, and structural determinants of infectious disease. Outcomes from Dr. Gabster´s research strive to inform interventions for populations in Panama, including access to services, care, and control of ongoing transmission of infectious disease. Dr. Gabster received her PhD and MSc from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK).
Some of Dr. Gabster's ongoing research include barriers to ART access and HIV care among Indigenous populations, prevalence studies of STIs among people living with HIV, a health evaluation among migrant peoples in transit through Darien province in Panama, and social meanings of adolescent pregnancy across Panama.