Andrea Ramírez Varela obtained her MD and MPH degrees from Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá Colombia in 2010 and 2014. Since 2014, she is the coordinator of the Global Observatory for Physical Activity – GoPA! and from 2015 to 2018 she was field coordinator for the child morbidity and mortality sub-study of the Pelotas Birth Cohort in 2015 in Brazil. In 2018 she obtained her Ph.D. in Epidemiology degree from the Post Graduate Program in Epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil. During 2017, she was a research scholar in the Family Medicine and Public Health Department at University of California San Diego, UCSD. Currently, Andrea is assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.