We are excited to welcome Vianca Cuevas Soulette as the new Implementation Science in Cancer Control (ISC3) Center Manager. Vianca Cuevas Soulette is passionate about reducing health disparities and improving disadvantaged communities’ general well-being. She has a Master of Public Health from WashU with a concentration on Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is also a part-time MBA student at Olin Business School, graduating in December 2023. Before joining the ISC3, Vianca was the Research Manager for The Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research at the Brown School, where she managed two clinical trials testing the implementation of an evidence-based curriculum on diabetes prevention into Parents As Teachers, a national nonprofit organization. She is interested in using Digital Health or behavioral SaaS applications to reduce health disparities. As a fun fact, she was one of the Co-founders of a dating app start-up at Olin, and they won several pitching competitions last year. She also has a small business in her hometown of Puerto Rico. Her favorite hobbies include traveling, playing volleyball, and being outdoors.
Vianca began work on the ISC3 part-time in January as she transitioned out of her previous role at COPPR where she worked with Rachel Tabak and others. February first marked the change to working on the ISC3 full time, and she is eager to get started. “What excites me the most about the Center Manager role at ISC3 is being able to disseminate the impacts the pilots are having. As researchers, we are creating value for the academic world but, most importantly, for those most affected by health disparities. I am looking forward to combining my public health and business background to accomplish this and other goals of the ISC3 center.”