It can vary according to the preference of the students. We could cover content from basic to advanced topics.
I tend to start by having a conversation with the students and see what ideas they have about the topic we will be discussing. Then we start building it up from there. I find it really useful to merge real life stories with the theory and systematic evidence available to date. In my experience, this facilitates the understanding of public health science and epidemiology.
I am a medical doctor from Peru, with a MSc in Epidemiology (which studies how disease happens and who is at risk of getting sick) and a MSc in Social Epidemiology from University College London (which studies how societal factors -like our wealth or ethnicity- play a role in our health).
I worked for almost four years as an Undergraduate lecturer in my University in Peru, teaching medical and other health sciences students.
At the moment, I am undertaking a doctoral program at the University of Oxford.
● University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 2019-present
DPhil in Population Health
● University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom 2018-2019
Master of Science in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology (Distinction)
● Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), Lima, Peru 2016-2017
Master of Science in Epidemiological Research (Overall grade: 18.49/20)
● Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), Lima, Peru 2008-2014
School of Medicine (Overall grade: 17.46/20)
Awards and achievements
• Awarded a full scholarship (tuition fees + stipend) to study a doctoral program at the Nuffield Department of Population Health (University of Oxford, 2019).
• Awarded the Michael Marmot Scholarship in Social Epidemiology (UCL, 2018)
• Academic Excellence in Medical School (UPC, 2014)
• Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Peru 2015-2018
Position: Assistant lecturer in research modules. Dissertation supervisor (Medical school).
• Independent consultant 2016-2018
(EsSalud - Peruvian Ministry of Labour, Universities, private and non-profit organisations)
• Health Centre at the Police College, Policía Nacional del Perú, Lima, Peru 2015-2016
General practitioner (primary care physician).
Relevant research experience
• Reviewer: Pan American Journal of Public Health, Rural & Remote Health, PeerJ, Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública, Oxford Medical Case Reports, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, Acta Médica Peruana, Revista de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Archivos de Medicina.
• Internal research funding winner, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas: 2016, 2017 & 2018 calls
• Technical Secretary, Research Ethics Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (2016-2018).
• Recognised as a “Qualified Researcher” by the Peruvian Government: Council of Science, Technology and Innovation
• Posters and Oral presentations at Meetings: WHO Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health (Dublin, 2017), Congreso Científico Internacional del Instituto Nacional de Salud del Perú (Lima, 2017, 2014, 2013 & 2010), among others.
• Research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health (Baltimore, United States, July-September 2013).
• Research coordinator of the Red-LIRHUS project (research study in 11 Latin American countries): Collaborative Working Group for the Research of Human Resources for Health (since 2012).
Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Google Scholar H-index: 13 ((concealed information)
Scopus H-index: 8 (Scopus ID: (concealed information)0)
(All listed publications are already available online. Article titles in square brackets are publications in Spanish).
29. Alarcón-Guevara S, Peñafiel-Sam J, Chang-Cabanillas S, Pereyra-Elías R. Maternal depressive symptoms are not associated with child anaemia: A cross-sectional population study in Peru, 2015. Child Care Health Dev. 2020 [ePub ahead of print]
28. Carrera JP, Cucunubá ZM, Neira K, Lambert B, Pittí Y, Liscano J, Garzón JL, Beltran D, Collado-Mariscal L, Saenz L, Sosa N, Rodriguez-Guzman LD, González P, Lezcano AG, Pereyra-Elías R, Valderrama A, Weaver SC, Vittor AY, Armién B, Pascale JM, Donnelly CA. Endemic and Epidemic Human Alphavirus Infections in Eastern Panama: An Analysis of Population-Based Cross-Sectional Surveys. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103(6):2429-2437.
27. Carrera JP, Pittí Y, Molares-Martínez JC, Casal E, Pereyra-Elias R, Saenz L, et al. Clinical and Serological Findings of Madariaga and Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Viral Infections: A Follow-up Study 5 Years After an Outbreak in Panama. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020;7(9):ofaa359.
26. Chang-Cabanillas S, Peñafiel-Sam J, Alarcón-Guevara S, Pereyra-Elías R. Social determinants of mammography screening among women aged 50 to 59, Peru 2015. Health Care Women Int. 2020. Jul:1-15.
25. Chambergo-Michilot D, Muñoz-Medina CE, Lizarzaburu-Castagnino D, León-Jiménez F, Odar-Sampé M, Pereyra-Elías R, Mayta-Tristán P; Red LIRHUS, Grupo Colaborativo Latinoamericano para la Investigación en Recursos Humanos en Salud (Red-LIRHUS). [Migration to study in medical schools of Peru]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2020;37(1):81-6.
24. García-Aguilar D, Heredia-Mimbela I, Pereyra-Elías R. [Female authorship in the Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica: analysis for the period 1997-2017]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2019;36(4):601-9.
23. Mota-Anaya E, Almeida-Chafloque K, Castro-Arechaga S, Flores-Anaya L, León-Lozada C, Pereyra-Elías R, Mayta-Tristán P. Breaking a Vital Trust: Posting Photos of Patients on Facebook Among a Sample of Peruvian Medical Students. AJOB Empir Bioeth. 2019;10(4):241-9.
22. Robles-Pino A, Pairazamán-Guevara R, Pereyra-Elías R. [Anthropometric characteristics and aerobic capacity among players of the U-22 Peruvian Football Team, 2015]. Nutr Clín Diet Hosp. 2019; 39(3):104-8.
21. Beas R, Anduaga-Beramendi A, Rojas-Ortega A, Cisneros-Montoya A, Pereyra-Elías R, Mayta-Tristán P. Publication of Abstracts with Peruvian Affiliation Presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2006-2010. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019;100(4):1029-32.
20. Santivañez-Romani A, Carbajal-Vega V, Pereyra-Elías R. Association between a vegetarian diet and emotional symptoms: a cross-sectional study among adolescents in four developing countries. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2018 (Epub ahead of print).
19. Rojas-Adrianzén C, Pereyra-Elías R, Mayta-Tristán P. [Prevalence and factors associated with antimicrobial purchases without medical prescription, Peru 2016]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2018;35(3):400-8.
18. Calizaya-Gallegos C, Mayta-Tristán P, Pereyra-Elías R, José Montenegro-Idrogo J, Avila-Figueroa J, Benítez-Ortega I, Cabrera-Enriquez J, Calixto OJ, Pablo Cardozo-López J, Grandez-Urbina JA, Moreno-Loaiza O, Rodriguez MA, Sepúlveda-Morales R, Sierra-Avendaño JA, Carreño F, Vásquez-García GR, Vasquez-Sullca RR, Yescas G, Red-LIRHUS. Religious affiliation and the intention to choose psychiatry as a specialty among physicians in training from 11 Latin American countries. Transcult Psychiatry. 2018. (Epub ahead of print).
17. Montesinos-Segura MR, Maticorena-Quevedo J, Chung-Delgado K, Pereyra-Elías R, Taype-Rondán A, Mayta-Tristán P. Place of origin associated with depressive symptoms in health professionals performing Social Health Service in Ancash, Peru, 2015. Rural Remote Health. 2018;18(2):4331.
16. Mayta-Tristán P, Pereyra-Elías R, Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Mejia CR, Inga-Berrospi F, Mezones-Holguin E; Red-LIRHUS. Profile and professional expectations of medical students from 11 Latin American countries: the Red-LIRHUS project. BMC Res Notes. 2017; 10(1):159.
15. Ng-Sueng LF, Vargas-Matos I, Mayta-Tristán P, Pereyra-Elías R, Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Inga-Berrospi F, Ancalli F, Bonilla-Escobar F, Diaz-Velez C, Gutierrez-Quezada E, Gomez-Alhach J, Muñoz-Medina CE, Sanchez-Pozo A, Vidal M; Red LIRHUS. Gender Associated with the Intention to Choose a Medical Specialty in Medical Students: A Cross-Sectional Study in 11 Countries in Latin America. PLoS One. 2016;11(8):e0161000.
14. Pereyra-Elías R, Mayta-Tristán P, Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Mejia CR, Abudinén AG, Azucas-Peralta R, Barrezueta-Fernandez J, Cerna-Urrutia L, DaSilva-DeAbreu A, Mondragón-Cardona A, Moya G, Valverde-Solano CD, Theodorus-Villar R, Vizárraga-León M; Red-LIRHUS. Differences on Primary Care Labor Perceptions in Medical Students from 11 Latin American Countries. PLoS One. 2016;11(7):e0159147.
13. Zambrano LI, Pereyra-Elías R, Reyes-García SZ, Fuentes I, Mayta-Tristán P. Influence of parental education on Honduran medical students’ labour perspectives: rural work and emigration. Can J Rural Med. 2015;20(4):121-8.
12. Cáceres-Mejía B, Mayta-Tristán P, Pereyra-Elías R, Collantes H, Cáceres-Leturia W. [Development of pneumoconiosis and outsourcing work in Peruvian miners]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2015;32(4):673-9.
11. Laghi-Rey A, Yaipen-Ayca A, Risco-Denegri RV, Pereyra-Elías R. [Factors associated with exclusive breastfeeding cessation in a sample of mothers from Lima, Peru, 2013]. Arch Med. 2015;11(4):e2.
10. Mayta-Tristán P, Mezones-Holguín E, Carbajal-Gonzalez D, Pereyra-Elías R, Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Mejía CR, Muñoz SR. [Validation of a Latin American scale regarding Motivations for studying Medicine (MEM-12)]. Arch Med. 2015;11(3):e7.
9. Taype-Rondán A, Huaccho-Rojas J, Pereyra-Elías R, Mejía CR, Mayta-Tristán P. [Research courses’ characteristics in Peruvian medical schools]. Arch. Med. 2015;11(2):e1.
8. Pereyra-Elías R, Huaccho-Rojas JJ, Taype-Rondan A, Mejia CR, Mayta-Tristán P. [Publishing and its associated factors in teachers of scientific research in schools of medicine in Peru]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2014;31(3):424-30.
7. Mayta-Tristán P, Mezones-Holguín E, Pereyra-Elías R, Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Mejia CR, Dulanto-Pizzorni A, Muñoz SR, Red-LIRHUS. [Design and validation of a scale to assess Latin American medical students’ perception on primary care labour]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2013;30(2):190-6.
6. Pereyra-Elías R, Cassana A, Mezones-Holguín E, Mayta-Tristán P. [Gender differences in the intention to emigrate among recent Peruvian medical graduates]. An Fac Med (Lima). 2013;74(3):211-6.
5. Mayta-Tristán P, Cartagena-Klein R, Pereyra-Elías R, Portillo A, Rodríguez-Morales AJ. [Latin American medical students' appraisal on university scientific research training]. Rev Med Chil. 2013;141(6):716-22.
4. Toro-Polo LM, Pereyra-Elías R, Nizama-Vía A, Ng-Sueng LF, Vélez-Segovia E, Galán-Rodas E, Mayta-Tristán P. [Publication of abstracts presented at the scientific congresses of medical students, Peru 2002-2009: characteristics and associated factors]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2012;29(4):461-8.
3. Pereyra-Elías R, Ng-Sueng LF, Toro-Polo LM, Nizama-Vía A, Piscoya A, Mayta-Tristán P. [Low publication of the papers presented at the Congresses of Gastroenterology Society of Peru 1998-2008]. Rev Gastroenterol Perú. 2011;31(2):124-32.
2. Pereyra-Elías R, Ocampo-Mascaró J, Silva-Salazar V, Vélez-Segovia E, Costa-Bullón AD, Toro-Polo LM, Vicuña-Ortega J. [Prevalence and associated factors with depressive symptoms in Health Sciences students from a private university in Lima, Peru 2010]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2010;27(4):520-6.
1. Mayta-Tristán P, Carbajal-Gonzalez D, Mezones-Holguín E, Mejia CR, Pereyra-Elías R, Villafuerte-Gálvez J, Llactamaray C, Arroyo-Hernández CH, Barrezueta JA, Codas G, Deras B, Escalante-Romero L, Farfan R, Maquera-Afaray, J, Hernandez G, Losanto J, Lopez-Castillo CA, Nogueira F, Peña-Oscuvilca A, Rodriguez MA, Sanhueza D, Zambrano L, Dulanto-Pizzorni A. [Current situation and professional perspectives of medical students from nine Latin American countries, 2008: preliminary study]. CIMEL. 2010;15(1):3-8.
Research letters, case reports and commentaries
20. Cruz-Retamozo X, Prado-Ghezzi D, Pereyra-Elías R. Forest Plots: Linear or Logarithmic Scale? J Adolesc Health. 2017;61(5):664-665.
19. Carbajal-Vega V, Santivañez-Romani A, Pereyra-Elías R. Critical appraisal of Salari et al. case-control study. Hipertens Riesgo Vasc. 2017;17:300521.
18. Maccha L, Montenegro H, Caballero-García S, Pereyra-Elías R. Comment on "Referral of young children to dental personnel by primary care nurses". Int J Dent Hyg. 2017; 15(3):256.
17. Aguilar-Huaman DM, Caballero-García S, Pereyra-Elías R, Segura ER. Overall assessment of responsiveness to change is just the very first step: a technical commentary on Abanto et al.'s study. Int J Paediatr Dent. 2017;27(3):228-9.
16. Quispe-Pineda D, Rebolledo-Ponietsky K, Ganoza-Calero AM, Miranda-Medina J, Elejalde-Farfán N, Arévalo-Revelo D, Pereyra-Elías R. [Increased use of oral emergency contraception in Peru: reconsidering its free access]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2016;33(4):839-40.
15. Poletti-Jabbour J, Wiegering-Rospigliosi A, Pereyra-Elías R, Elías-Barrera CC. Carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine: reflections after an oxcarbazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis overlap. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2016;72(8):1031-2.
14. Wiegering-Rospigliosi A, Poletti-Jabbour J, Pereyra-Elías R. Body image dissatisfaction vs muscle dysmorphia. Iran J Public Health. 2016;45(9):1227-8.
13. Aedo KP, Conde LF, Pereyra-Elías R. Colorectal cancer screening in Latin America: are we still in the Stone Age? Acta Gastroenterol Latinoam. 2016;46:104-5.
12. Cazorla-Saravia P, Pereyra-Elías R. Is it the creatine or the anabolic androgenic steroids? Need for assessing the steroids role in testicular cancer. Br J Cancer. 2015;113(11):1638.
11. Pereyra-Elías R, Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Mayta-Tristán P. Are medical students able to perform multicenter studies? Medwave. 2015;15(8):e6268.
10. Mayta-Tristán P, Pereyra-Elías R, Mejía CR. [Scientific production of life members of the Peruvian National Academy of Medical Researchers]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2013;30(4):720-2.
9. Cáceres-Mejía B, Pereyra-Elías R, Suárez-Ognio L. The Cocoon Strategy: Does it work for Latin American countries? Am J Infect Control. 2013;41(11):1144-5.
8. Carrilo-Larco R, Taype-Rondán A, Pereyra-Elías R. Does physicians’ right to strike outweigh students’ right to an education? The on-going ethical dilemma in Peru. Med Educ Online. 2012,17:19870.
7. Pereyra-Elías R, Mayta-Tristán P. Recruiting researchers through Facebook. Epidemiology. 2012;23(3):500.
6. Pereyra-Elías R, Nizama-Vía A, Mayta-Tristán P. Facebook use by Peruvian physicians: exposing private life to patients. Med Princ Pract. 2012;21(2):193.
5. Pereyra-Elías R, Delgado DF. [Traditional Medicine vs Scientific-based Medicine ¿Are we so different in the essentials?] Acta Med Per. 2012;29(2):62-3.
4. Pereyra-Elías R, Rodríguez-Morales AJ, Mayta-Tristan P. Undergraduate publication in Latin America: role of Medical Students' Scientific Societies. Med Teach. 2011;33(7):594.
3. Pereyra-Elías R, Elías-Barrera CC, Morales-Soto N. [Hospital earthquake vulnerability: experiences from the Hospital Regional de Ica within four years from the disaster]. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2011;28(2):395-6.
2. Pereyra-Elías R, Estela-Ayamamani D. [Undergraduate strategies proposal in order to fight Latin American medical emigration]. CIMEL. 2011;16(1):38-9.
1. Pereyra-Elías R, Vélez-Segovia E, Mayta-Tristán P. [Integral admission processes for a new physician generation]. CIMEL. 2010;15(1):52.
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