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Surgeon, PhD in Public Health and Master in Epidemiology from the University of Chile. With 30 years of experience in public health, regulation and environmental management. She worked for the National Commission of the Environment an the Ministry of Environment elaborating the main environmental standards of the country. Later she worked as a Researcher at the National Environment Center of the University of Chile. Currently professor at the University of Los Andes and performs professional scientific support tasks in the Superintendency of Social Security, in charge of studies in the area of ​​Occupational Health. She was selected by the World Health Organization to participate in the update of the Air Quality Standard of 2005. She has worked as an international consultant in strengthening environmental institutional capacities for the governments of Panama, Costa Rica, and Argentina hired by the Inter-American Development Bank. Also participated as a Peer Evaluator role, for the Doctorate of Epidemiology of the University of Antioquia, Colombia. Her research areas are environmental health, risk assessment, climate change and occupational diseases.

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
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Asesor Científico, CONAMA y Ministerio de Medio Ambiente

3 May 19958 Nov 2011


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  • The association of COVID-19 incidence with temperature, humidity, and UV radiation – A global multi-city analysis

    Nottmeyer, L., Armstrong, B., Lowe, R., Abbott, S., Meakin, S., O'Reilly, K. M., von Borries, R., Schneider, R., Royé, D., Hashizume, M., Pascal, M., Tobias, A., Vicedo-Cabrera, A. M., Lavigne, E., Correa, P. M., Ortega, N. V., Kynčl, J., Urban, A., Orru, H., Ryti, N., & 20 othersJaakkola, J., Dallavalle, M., Schneider, A., Honda, Y., Ng, C. F. S., Alahmad, B., Carrasco-Escobar, G., Holobâc, I. H., Kim, H., Lee, W., Íñiguez, C., Bell, M. L., Zanobetti, A., Schwartz, J., Scovronick, N., Coélho, M. D. S. Z. S., Saldiva, P. H. N., Diaz, M. H., Gasparrini, A. & Sera, F., 1 Jan 2023, In: Science of the Total Environment. 854, p. 1-14 14 p., 158636.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    30 Scopus citations
  • Differential Mortality Risks Associated With PM2.5 Components A Multi-Country, Multi-City Study

    Masselot, P., Sera, F., Schneider, R., Kan, H., Lavigne, É., Stafoggia, M., Tobias, A., Chen, H., Burnett, R. T., Schwartz, J., Zanobetti, A., Bell, M. L., Chen, B. Y., Guo, Y. L. L., Ragettli, M. S., Vicedo-Cabrera, A. M., Åström, C., Forsberg, B., Íñiguez, C., Garland, R. M., & 21 othersScovronick, N., Madureira, J., Nunes, B., De la Cruz Valencia, C., Diaz, M. H., Honda, Y., Hashizume, M., Ng, C. F. C., Samoli, E., Katsouyanni, K., Schneider, A., Breitner, S., Ryti, N. R. I., Jaakkola, J. J. K., Maasikmets, M., Orru, H., Guo, Y., Ortega, N. V., Correa, P. M., Tong, S. & Gasparrini, A., 1 Mar 2022, In: Epidemiology. 33, 2, p. 167-175 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    28 Scopus citations
  • Geographical disparities in obesity prevalence: small-area analysis of the Chilean National Health Surveys

    Sepúlveda-Peñaloza, A., Cumsille, F., Garrido, M., Matus, P., Vera-Concha, G. & Urquidi, C., 29 Jul 2022, In: BMC Public Health. 22, 1, p. 1443 1443.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    2 Scopus citations
  • Ambient carbon monoxide and daily mortality: a global time-series study in 337 cities

    Chen, K., Breitner, S., Wolf, K., Stafoggia, M., Sera, F., Vicedo-Cabrera, A. M., Guo, Y., Tong, S., Lavigne, E., Matus, P., Valdés, N., Kan, H., Jaakkola, J. J. K., Ryti, N. R. I., Huber, V., Scortichini, M., Hashizume, M., Honda, Y., Nunes, B., Madureira, J., & 18 othersHolobâcă, I. H., Fratianni, S., Kim, H., Lee, W., Tobias, A., Íñiguez, C., Forsberg, B., Åström, C., Ragettli, M. S., Guo, Y. L. L., Chen, B. Y., Li, S., Milojevic, A., Zanobetti, A., Schwartz, J., Bell, M. L., Gasparrini, A. & Schneider, A., Apr 2021, In: The Lancet Planetary Health. 5, 4, p. e191-e199

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    40 Scopus citations
  • Contaminacion atmosférica por dioxidos de nitrogeno en Region Metropolitana y su impacto sobre la salud

    Translated title of the contribution: Air pollution with nitrogen dioxide and its impact on healthCorrea, P. M., Aranda, M. D. & Riquelme, F. G., Oct 2021, In: Revista Medica de Chile. 149, 10, p. 1391-1398 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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    1 Scopus citations