Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Senior Adviser and Director of Scale-up project , PATH
EducationMD Medicine & Surgery, University of Barcelona, 1980
MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), 1986
PhD Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), 1989
Reproductive Health Global Program
2201 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
As medical epidemiologist, I have been involved in multiple research projects that relate to HPV and cancer, including the first studies showing the causal association of the virus with cancer, such as the IARC multi-centric case-control study on invasive cervical cancer, the IARC multi-centric prevalence study, the ICO/HPV information center, and several other projects related to HPV in various areas around the world. Among these projects, I have coordinated the ICO International genotype studies (RIS HPV TT, VVAP) on HPV-related cancers including cervical cancer, vulva, vagina, anal and penile cancers that involve the collaboration of more than 50 countries.
I have been involved in research projects exploring the relationship between HIV and HPV and have been external advisor in the HPV in Africa Research Partnership (HARP) study carried out in Burkina Faso and South Africa, and have explores the association of antiretroviral therapy with high-risk human papillomavirus, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, and invasive cervical cancer in women living with HIV.
I have mentored 16 PhD, at the London University, McGill University, University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. I am actually supervising one PhD student and one Marie Curie grantee.
I am the Director of the Scale-Up project aiming to introduce and scale-up efficient and high-quality cervical cancer screening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); this project is mostly based in Central American region. I am also the currently coordinating a srtudy in Honduras that explores thermal ablation as an accessible and highly-effective treatment approach for pre-neoplasic lesions in LMICs. I am co-chairing the forthcoming IPVC 2020 conference in Barcelona.
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