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- Senior Research Associate
- Clinical Epidemiology
- Institute of Health Informatics
- Faculty of Pop 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, cardiovascular and 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 the study of chronic diseases including cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases, HIV, dementia and cancer. Her main research interest is generating good quality evidence to improve health care, reduce health inequalities and inform public health policy and clinical practice. She is interested in conducting real-world research and trials through the exploitation of linked electronic health records and the development of innovative epidemiological designs to evaluate patient care and complex health care interventions. She contributes to methodology development for transnational research, including development and validation of disease phenotypes using existing and emerging data linkages. Mar also supports research conducted in resource-limited countries aiming at evaluating and improving health care.
Mar teaches epidemiology and medical statistics for undergraduates and MSc students, has co-organised and taught in the short course of Phenotyping Linked Primary and Secondary Care Electronic Health Records Data at the Farr Institute of Health Informatics and supervises research students.
|2008||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology||Nottingham Trent University|
|2000||MSc||Master of Science (by research) – Epidemiology||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|1993||MBBS||Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine||Universidad de Valladolid|