Dr. Gabriela Buccini

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )

  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: public health
  • Research Fields: Maternal-child Health, Public Health, Implementation Science, Program Evaluation
  • Disciplines: Health Professions and Related Programs, International Public Health/International Health, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health
  • Funding:NIH - National Institutes of Health, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


I have mentored undergrad and graduate students globally.


Gabriela Buccini, Ph.D., MSc, IBCLC, is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Health. Trained in Epidemiology, Public Health Maternal Child Nutrition, and Implementation Science. She applies mixed-methods research guided through the lens of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), Socioecological Model, and the Nurturing Care framework to investigate maternal and child health and nutrition, including breastfeeding & infant feeding, food insecurity, and early childhood development inequities. Dr. Buccini’s academic training is focused on epidemiology, mixed methods, and implementation science methods. Her research experience spans the fields of maternal-child health and nutrition focusing on vulnerable populations in low-income settings. She has an ongoing NIH/NICHD grant to understand the pathways for scaling up evidence-based early childhood and nutrition programs.