Cristina Salazar

 Cristina Salazar
Mentor: Dr. Tammy Euliano
College of Medicine
"I have always had dreams of becoming a doctor and was very interested in doing research in the medical field. I also love children and find pregnancy fascinating. Therefore, when I began looking for a research position and stumbled upon Dr. Euliano's research studies, I was immediately intrigued. My family is originally from Nicaragua. I have visited Nicaragua numerous times throughout my life and have always been appalled by the low level of medical care that is available throughout the country. In becoming involved with this research project, I have found a way to try and better the country of my origins by helping develop a diagnostic tool that could astronomically change the outcome of many pregnancies/deliveries."





Research Interests

  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Academic Awards

  • UF University Scholars Program


  • Gator March for Babies
  • UF Premed AMSA


  • Baby Gator

Hobbies and Interests

  • Photography
  • Design

Research Description

Photoplethysmography and Heart Rate Variability in Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is a leading cause of both maternal and fetal mortality. The diagnosis of this disorder, unfortunately, is not straight-forward. Through my research project, I hope to be part of a team that helps develop a more definitive means of diagnosing preeclampsia. Our ultimate goal is to develop a test that can be shared with third world countries where preeclampsia is more common and less treatable.