About Isabel Barillas, MPH

Isabel Barillas is the Research Assistant for the First Food Project, developing measurement tools and analyzing the data to promote maternal and childhood nutrition.  Isabel recently graduated with her master’s degree in public health from The George Washington University, where she focused on global public health communications and behavior change.  She is passionate about maternal and child health and nutrition and researching program effectiveness through monitoring and evaluation.


Prior to joining the First Food Project, Isabel worked with a Washington, DC -based nonprofit to evaluate the effectiveness of yoga on children’s health and self-concept.   She also worked in Ecuador teaching English and volunteering for a medical organization, where she developed a passion to reduce health disparities among minority mothers and children