Coco Victoria Gomez Tirambulo, MPH

Medical Pharmacology
Coco Victoria Gomez Tirambulo

Coco Victoria is currently in her second year of the UACOM-Tucson MD/PhD dual degree program, focusing on her PhD training in the Medical Pharmacology Program. As a researcher in the Center for Innovation in Brain Science under the mentorship of Dr. Roberta Diaz-Brinton and working closely with Dr. Francesca Vitali, she is dedicated to the computational identification of sub-populations at an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Using clinical registries and electronic medical records, her research aims to pinpoint divergent tipping points in the disease trajectory for these identified sub-populations. Through the application of machine learning, she seeks to understand diverse patient profiles, enabling the formulation of precise and cost-effective therapeutics for the prevention and treatment of AD. 

Coco's academic journey includes an undergraduate degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science from Brandeis University. She furthered her education with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Upon completing her PhD and Master’s in Cellular Molecular Medicine through the Pre-Medical Admissions Pathway program, Coco plans to return to medical school. Her goal is to undergo clinical rotations and pursue residency and fellowship training in either Interventional Radiology or Neurology. Ultimately, she aspires to become a physician-scientist, adept at bridging the gap between clinical medicine and computational data science to enhance patient outcomes and overall quality of life.