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Our Global Health Peru faculty has expertise in a wide variety of research interests. If you are interested in collaborating with one of our professors, please include the full name of the professor and a brief summary as to why you have chosen him/her on your online application. Projects and mentoring will depend on each professor’s availability; we do not guarantee that a chosen professor will be available. If you would like to contact professors directly, you can find their contact info on their respective bio pages linked below. Please refer to one of the following topics to find a research project suited towards your interests.

 

PROFESSORS LISTED BY RESEARCH AREA:

Emergency/Disaster Response

Epidemiology, Infection Diseases, and Health Informatics

Health Policy and Systems

Human and Patient Rights

Maternal and Child Health

Mental Health

Reproductive Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

 

 

Emergency/Disaster Response:

Dr. Celso Bambaren

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Interests: Disaster and emergency response

Investigations: Health economics, disaster response

Collaborations: UPCH, Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud (OPS)

Possible Projects: Orienting to theme of ongoing investigations, help make contacts with organizations, support in developing projects.

Number of Students: 1 – 2

Time during Year: Jan – June

Minimum time in Peru: Project dependent

 

Epidemiology, Infection Diseases, and Health Informatics:

Dr. Cesar Carcamo

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Interests: Epidemiology, biomedical informatics

Investigations: Maternal and infant health, sexually transmitted infections, malaria, HIV, nutrition

Collaborations: Ministerio salud, NAMRU, UWashington, UPenn, London Imperial College, Pharmaceuticals (Roche, Bristol, Merck)

Possible Projects: A selection of research themes, project development, implementation, and publishing

Number of Students: 1 – 2

Time during Year: March - Jan

Minimum time in Peru:  1 month

Lead-time planning: 1 month

Student Prerequisites: Students ideal for the position will have interests in Epidemiology and Health Informatics topics and research.

 

Dr. Ernesto Gozzer

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Interests: Telemedicine

Investigations: Telemedicine in the Amazonia, defining the state of health in Peru

Collaborations: University of Pennsylvania, UCSF, National Center for Strategic Planning, Ministry of Health Peru

Possible Projects: Preparing proposals for telemedicine interventions, collecting data for “Health of Peru” project, systematizing rollout of telemedicine in Amazonia

Number of Students: 2 – 3

Time during Year: Jan – July 15

Minimum time in Peru: 1 month

Lead-time planning: 1 month

Student Prerequisites: Interest in telemedicine and willingness to learn and participate.

 

Dr. Mario Chuy

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Interests: Public health, administration, and epidemiology

Investigations: Implementation and organization of integrated health services, disaster response, field epidemiology training program, and MPH structure.

Collaborations: CDC (Atlanta), Ministerio de Salud, OPS, FETP, Collaborated with other public health ministries in Latin America for disaster response, UConn, McGill

Possible Projects: Community work, home visits, studies in family, social structure, socioeconomics of community, etc.

Number of Students: N/A

Time during Year: Project dependent

Minimum time in Peru: 1 month

Lead-time planning: 3 – 6 months

Student Prerequisites: Students ideal for this position should have an interest in public health, administration, and epidemiology.

Dr. Andrés (Willy) Lescano

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Interests: Parasitology (Malaria, Leishmaniasis), Capacity-building

Investigations: Head of Parasitology

Collaborations: Employed at Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU), teaching at UPCH in Public Health

Possible Projects: Field or Lab research in Parasitology

Number of Students: 1 – 2

Time during Year: Any

Minimum time in Peru: 10 weeks, 1 year preferred to publish

Lead-time planning: 3 months if working on an existing project, 6 – 8 months to develop a new project (must be committed).

Student Prerequisites: The ideal candidate should flexibility, adaptability, research experience is desired (not required), and excellent writing skills.

 

Health Policy and Systems:

Dr. Alberto Bringas

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Interests: Economics, quality management, operations and logistics, supply chain, quantitative methods.

Investigations: Efficiency of health systems and production economics

Collaborations: Instituto de Calidad de la Universidad Catolica

Possible Projects: Quality evaluations of clinics and health systems (Defining and measuring efficiency).

Number of Students: 1 – 3

Time during Year: Feb – March, August

Minimum time in Peru: Longer commitments will be preferred

Lead-time planning: 1 – 2 months

Student Prerequisites: The ideal student will have basic research experiences, and an interest in economics or administration.

 

Dr. César Lip

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Interests: Planning and Health Systems

Investigations: Social determinants of health

Collaborations: consulting for the Ministerio de Salud, Dept Seguridad Social

Possible Projects: Research on how the health systems in Peru work, how the ministry of health works in different regions of the country, analyzing community programs, and system/capacity planning.

Number of Students: 1 – 3

Time during Year: Any, except during Christmas

Minimum time in Peru: Project dependent, 1 month minimum if project is preplanned, longer if development is requirement.

Lead-time planning: 2 months is the project is established, longer if development is required

Student Prerequisites: An ideal student will be Spanish speaking and interest in planning and health systems.

 

Dr. Luis Llanos

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Interests: Health systems management, public policy, evaluation and monitoring

Investigations: Health services demand, user satisfaction, ethic, diseases (malaria, TB, HIV, dengue, cystercirosis)

Collaborations: UPCH, Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud (OPS)

Possible Projects: Epidemiology and health surveillance research on dengue, ARV treatment, malaria OR rotation at OPS as intern to learn about the organizations

Number of Students: 3 – 4 researchers, 1 – 2 interns

Time during Year: Dependent on travel schedule

Minimum time in Peru: Project dependent

Lead-time planning: Project dependent

Student Prerequisites: An ideal student will be interested in health management, surveillance, epidemiology, and public health. 

 

Dr. Oswaldo Lazo

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Interests: Policy and health systems

Investigations: Policy related

Collaborations: Peruvian Ministry of Health, Instituto de Salud Publica Mexico

Possible Projects: Support for development of project in health policy

Number of Students: N/A

Time during Year: N/A

Minimum time in Peru: Longer commitments will be preferred

Lead-time planning: 1 month minimum

Student Prerequisites: Students should have a general interest in health policy and systems.

 

Dr. Ruben Espinoza

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Interests: Public Policy and Public Health

Investigations: Comprehensive work on health systems in Ayacucho, Peru

Collaborations: Various consultants

Possible Projects: Work on international cooperation for global health

Number of Students: 1 – 2

Time during Year: Any

Minimum time in Peru: 2 -3 months preferred

Lead-time planning: 2 months

Student Prerequisites: Ideal candidates should interest in my field of study, have willingness to learn, and an excellent attitude.

 

Human and Patient Rights:

Dr. Mario Rios

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Interests: Health and human rights, patient rights and patient safety

Investigations: N/A, Starting stages of research career

Collaborations: ForoSalud, SUNASA

Possible Projects: Orientation to human rights work or the themes of current investigations, contact with nation/international organizations

Number of Students: Project dependent

Time during Year: March – Dec

Minimum time in Peru: 1 month

Lead-time planning: 2 months

Student Prerequisites: Ideal students should be interested in health, and patient and human rights.

 

Maternal and Child Health:

Dr. Ines Bustamante

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Interests: Adolescent health, interventions to prevent drug use, teen pregnancy, HIV

Investigations: On going projects on adolescent health, interventions to prevent drug use, teen pregnancy, HIV

Collaborations: Ministerio Salud, Mjer y Poblaciones Vulnerables, Ministerio Educacion, Debida contra drogas

Possible Projects: Help with development, data collection or analysis of ongoing studies, help with secondary analysis of completed studies

Number of Students: 1 – 2

Time during Year: Any

Minimum time in Peru: 1 month

Lead-time planning: 1 month, 3 month ideal

Student Prerequisites: A general interest in adolescent health, drug use prevention, and Teen pregnancy is desired.

 

Mental Health:

Dr. Marina Piazza

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Interests: Mental health and addiction

Investigations: Epidemiologic study of use of alcohol and drugs, coordinating mental health and substance abuse treatment

Collaborations: Institucion Nacional de Salud, Institucion Nacioinal de Salud Mental, NIH, Fogarty

Possible Projects: Orientation to context of mental health in Peru, making contact with National institutions, including students in grant submissions, creating international collaborations.

Number of Students: 1 – 2

Time during Year: April - Nov

Minimum time in Peru: Project dependent, 6 – 9 months

Lead-time planning: 6 months

Student Prerequisites: Student should be excited to learn about epidemiology, statistics, independence, grant/publication writing experience preferred, and can speak Spanish to be the ideal candidate.

 

Reproductive Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections:

Dr. Jesus Chirinos

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Interests: Sexual and reproductive health, adolescent health

Investigations: Active in sexual and reproductive health, Chronic disease, recent gastric cancer.

Collaborations: World AIDS Foundation, National Public Health Department of Mexico, Asociacion Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Reproduccion Humana.

Possible Projects: Adolescent health services and family planning, stigma/discrimination in mental health, TB, HIV

Number of Students: 2 – 3

Time during Year: Jan – April, May – Dec

Minimum time in Peru: 2 – 3 months

Lead-time planning: 3 – 6 months

Student Prerequisites: Students with any research experience and a basic understanding of epidemiology are desired.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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