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Clinical Researcher, expert in research methodology and design with fifteen years of experience developing clinical studies, being director and principal investigator in numerous national and international competitive studies. Among those that stand out the coordination of Phase III trials of the SinoVac anti-COVID-19 vaccine and validation of rapid antigen tests for SARS-CoV-2. Main study area: interaction between psychogenic stress and organic functioning, conducting research in pathologies of the immune system (Allergies, HIV, Lupus) and in states such as pregnancy. Also highlight collaboration in studies of adolescent suicide and clinical orthopaedics. Psychologist from the Universidad de Chile; Doctor (Ph.D.) of Applied Psychology Psychoneuroimmunology) from the University of Nottingham, England; Research Fellow at the Royal Infirmary University Hospital in Leicester - Aston University, Birmingham, England.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Psychoneuroimmunology: Perceived Social Support, socio-cultural characteristics and health status in HIV/AIDS, University of Nottingham

18 Dec 200615 Mar 2010

Award Date: 3 May 2010

Bachelor, Psychologist, Universidad de Chile

8 Mar 199919 Dec 2003

Award Date: 19 Dec 2003


  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • BF Psychology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Q Science (General)
  • Research


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