Dr Elaine C. Flores

Research Fellow in Planetary Health

Elaine C. Flores is a Peruvian Medical Doctor and mixed-methods researcher. She has a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an MSc in Epidemiology Research from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Peru. Elaine is a research fellow in Planetary Health at the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health and Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment of Stanford University. She will focus her research on women’s mental health in the Global South through mixed methods and participatory research techniques to promote empowerment and action.

Elaine is also a member of the Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH), a joint collaboration between LSHTM and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London. She is also affiliated in Peru with Emerge - the Research Unit on Emerging Diseases and Climate Change at the Faculty of Public Health in UPCH. Additionally, Elaine has several years of professional experience in Clinical Research Operations, Clinical trials management, and medical writing. She has also worked in Quality Assurance, Clinical Trials monitoring, regulatory affairs, and auditing. Her main work is on the mental health impact of environmental factors and natural disasters, the social determinants of health, and other global health topics, especially with an LMIC and interdisciplinary perspective. She is interested in further exploring the links between mental health, climate change, and social inequalities across vulnerable groups, especially with a gender lens.