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Dulce is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Khalida Ismail. Her doctoral research aims to find the triggers and accelerators of type 2 diabetes-related costs from a healthcare and societal perspective, focusing on how health inequalities affect these costs. She is funded by the ESRC LISS-DTP partnership. Prior to joining King's, she was a research associate at the Knowledge and Evidence Unit, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), Peru, where her research ranged from physiology to biomedical informatics with an emphasis on the health of high-altitude populations. Dulce holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics and a Bachelor's degree in Biology from UPCH.