Cara Brooks Safon

Research Associate 2, HSS

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly | Perez-Escamilla Lab


Cara's interest in maternal-child health and nutrition and experience in qualitative research methodology contributed to her involvement in BBF, where her principal role involves conducting and analyzing interviews with BBF-México committee members and decision makers. In 2015, she led a mixed-methods study researching infant feeding practices among women in León, Nicaragua, whose results were recently published in Maternal-Child Nutrition. An associate investigator with Mexico’s National Institute of Public Health (INSP), she recently completed a fellowship year in Mexico City developing and validating a series of research instruments intended to standardize the way quality of prenatal, delivery, postpartum, and newborn care is measured in Mexico. She holds a BA in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley and an MPH from Yale University.

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