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- Senior Research Associate
- Epidemiology & Public Health
- Institute of Epidemiology & Health
- Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Mar is a postdoctoral researcher trained in medicine, tropical medicine and epidemiology. During the past years she has worked in the fields of infectious diseases, specially HIV and tuberculosis, chronic pulmonary diseases and maternal health. Her previous positions were:
2009-2012: HIV Operational Research Coordinator & HIV referent, Epicentre, Paris,France.
2008-2009: Scientific Collaborator and HIV Epicentre consultant, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Bern, Switzerland.
2006-2008: HIV Coordinator, Epicentre, Paris, France.
2004-2006: PhD student and part-time Senior Research Fellow, School of Community Health, Nottingham University, UK.
2001-2004: Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.
2001: Locum Epidemiologist, MRC Laboratories, The Gambia.
1994-2000: Public health, evaluator and physician positions, Médecins Sans Frontières, various countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Mar current research focuses on gaining better understanding of the pathogenesis and progression of cardiovascular diseases and associated risk factors to inform clinical practice and public health policy, using linked electronic records (CALIBER programme). Her areas of research include the study of associations between a wide range of well-defined cardiovascular endpoints (e.g. heart failure, peripheral arterial diseases, subtypes of stroke, or abdominal aortic aneurysm) and autoimmune diseases, blood pressure, social deprivation and tobacco smoking. She also continues supporting research projects in the field of HIV/AIDS conducted in resource limited countries and aiming at improving patient care.
Mar is involved in teaching of epidemiology and medical statistics for undergraduates and MSc students and supervises research students.
|2008||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||Nottingham Trent University|
|2000||MSc||Master of Science (by research)||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|1993||MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery||Universidad de Valladolid|