Valeria Cantos Photo Credit: Atlanta Pride Committee [2022]

Valeria Cantos

Medical Doctor

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Dr. Valeria Cantos is from Quito, Ecuador. She completed medical school in Ecuador, then moved to Atlanta for her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Emory University. She is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University and an attending physician at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and the Grady Infectious Disease Clinic (IDP). Dr. Cantos' research focuses on HIV prevention in ethnic minorities, with a singular focus on the Latinx community. She is interested in developing and implementing innovative and culturally responsive strategies to deliver HIV prevention services. Dr. Cantos is a co-investigator at the Emory Ponce de Leon Clinical Research center, where her work spans therapeutic and vaccine clinical trials for COVID-19. Dr. Cantos is invested in optimizing the representation of Latinx populations in medical research and overcoming the systemic barriers to healthcare access for these communities.