• 2015 – Doctorate in Public Health, INSP.
  • 2000 – Master of Science in Reproductive Health, INSP.
  • 1987 – Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnician, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Academic appointments:

  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • Epidemiological surveillance of HIV.
  • Design, evaluation, and implementation of HIV and STI prevalence surveys, at the national and multi-country level, estimates of key populations.

Featured projects:

  • She has conducted evaluations of HIV prevention and care programs and interventions.
  • She has worked in Latin America, mainly in Central America, with populations in contexts of vulnerability to HIV, such as people of sexual diversity, sex workers, migrants, and injection drug users, among others.
  • She is linked to collaborative projects with research groups of the National University of Honduras, The University of North Carolina, University of California, San Diego.


  • Factors associated with HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Guatemala City. Morales-Miranda S, Loya-Montiel I, Ritter J, Rocha-Jiménez T, Gordon L, García J, Flores C, Silverman JG. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 May;30(6):577-585.
  • Influence of peer support on HIV/STI prevention and safety amongst international migrant sex workers: A qualitative study at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Febres-Cordero B, Brouwer KC, Rocha-Jimenez T, Fernandez-Casanueva C, Morales-Miranda S, Goldenberg SM. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 5;13(1):e0190787.
  • Making the Link: A Pilot Health Navigation Intervention to Improve Timely Linkage to Care for Men Who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women Recently Diagnosed with HIV in Guatemala City. Loya-Montiel MI, Davis DA, Aguilar-Martínez JM, Paz Bailey OA, Morales-Miranda S, Alvis-Estrada JP, Northbrook S, Barrington C. AIDS Behav. 2019 Apr;23(4):900-907.
  • Influence of indoor work environments on health, safety, and human rights among migrant sex workers at the Guatemala-Mexico Border: a call for occupational health and safety interventions. Goldenberg SM, Rocha Jiménez T, Brouwer KC, Morales Miranda S, Silverman JG. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2018 Feb 2;18(1):9.
  • Stigma and unmet sexual and reproductive health needs among international migrant sex workers at the Mexico-Guatemala border. Rocha-Jiménez T, Morales-Miranda S, Fernández-Casanueva C, Brouwer KC, Goldenberg SM. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2018 Oct;143(1):37-43.
  • “Oh, I’m Not Alone”: Experiences of HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men in a Health Navigation Program to Promote Timely Linkage to Care in Guatemala City. Davis DA, Aguilar JM, Arandi CG, Northbrook S, Loya-Montiel MI, Morales-Miranda S, Barrington C. AIDS Educ Prev. 2017 Dec;29(6):554-566.
  • HIV Risk Behaviors and Correlates of Inconsistent Condom Use Among Substance Using Migrants at the Mexico/Guatemala Border. Conners EE, Swanson K, Morales-Miranda S, Fernández Casanueva C, Mercer VJ, Brouwer KC. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jul;21(7):2033-2045.
  • Systematic review of HIV prevalence studies among key populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Miller WM, Buckingham L, Sánchez-Domínguez MS, Morales-Miranda S, Paz-Bailey G. Salud Publica Mex. 2013 Jul;55 Suppl 1:S65-78.
  • Exploring the Context and Implementation of Public Health Regulations Governing Sex Work: A Qualitative Study with Migrant Sex Workers in Guatemala. Rocha-Jiménez T, Brouwer KC, Silverman JG, Morales-Miranda S, Goldenberg SM. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Oct;19(5):1235-1244.
  • High HIV Burden in Men Who Have Sex with Men across Colombia’s Largest Cities: Findings from an Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance Study. Rubio Mendoza ML, Jacobson JO, Morales-Miranda S, Sierra Alarcón CÁ, Luque Núñez R. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 7;10(8):e0131040.