Hugo is a Consultant at SEEK Development. He has a background in mathematics and biology, with strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research as well as data analysis. At SEEK, Hugo focuses mainly on global health and education within a development context.
Before joining SEEK, Hugo completed his Masters of Public Health and worked on renewing a National Institutes of Health training grant for the Population Studies Training Center at Brown University. In his master’s thesis, Hugo sought to understand South African men’s engagement with the health care system, in the context of HIV care and labor migration. For one project, he collected HIV testing data in a sub-district of Cape Town, South Africa, to quantify the retention rate of HIV positive patients and analyze gender differences in linkage to care. Hugo has also examined the relationship between migration and health access among rural to urban migrants in South Africa.
While pursuing a Master of Public Health at Brown University, Hugo was a Global Health Scholar. The Global Health Scholars Program is awarded to highly qualified MPH students with experience in global health and includes enhanced educational activities, travel opportunities and a scholarship award. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Biology from McGill University.