2019 – Candidate for a Ph.D. in Public Policy, Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE).
2014 – Master of Science with a concentration in Health Systems, National Institute of Public Health (INSP).
2011 – Degree in Psychology, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (UAEM).
Research assistant at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).
Research assistant in the Economics division of the Center for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE).
Peer reviewer in academic journals: PloS One, Maternal, and Child Health Journal, BMC Public Health.
Sexual and reproductive health.
Quality of health services.
She has collaborated in different research projects at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico.
Site researcher of the project “Abortion in Mexico: Responding to advocacy needs for evidence” funded by the Society of Family Planning.
Saavedra-Avendano B, Schiavon R, Darney BG. The relationship between abortion at first pregnancy and live births by young adulthood: a population-based study among Mexican women. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. 2021 Jan 21.
Saavedra-Avendano B, Schiavon R, Sanhueza P, Rios-Polanco R, Garcia-Martinez L, Darney BG. Early termination of pregnancy: differences in gestational age estimation using last menstrual period and ultrasound in Mexico. Reproductive Health. 2020 Dec;17(1):1-8.
Darney BG, Saavedra-Avendano B. Quality Measurement Is Key to Improving Family Planning Services and Outcomes for Adolescents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. J Adolesc Health. 2018;62(3):251-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.12.006. PubMed PMID: 29455755.
Saavedra-Avendano B, Schiavon R, Sanhueza P, Rios-Polanco R, Garcia-Martinez L, Darney BG. Who presents past the gestational age limit for first trimester abortion in the public sector in Mexico City?. PLoS One. 2018 Feb 7;13(2):e0192547.
Sosa-Rubi SG, Saavedra-Avendano B, Piras C, Bautista-Arredondo SA. True love: effectiveness of a school-based program to reduce partner violence among teenagers in Mexico City. Prev Sci, 2016; DOI:10.1007/s11121-016-0718-4
Saavedra-Avendano B, Andrade-Romo Z, Rodriguez MI, Darney BG. Adolescents and reversible long-acting contraception: Lesson from Mexico. Maternal and Child Health Journal. Matern Child Health J. 2016. DOI 10.1007/s10995-016-2013-1