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Inés María Iglesias Rodriguez

Inés María Iglesias Rodriguez

Medical Research Fellow

Inés María Iglesias Rodríguez is a medical doctor, specialized in Family Medicine and the Community in Spain, with clinical experience in travel medicine and imported diseases. She obtained her master's degree in Tropical Medicine in 2018 and her Ph.D. in Global Health in 2021, both from the University of Nagasaki (Japan), where she carried out research projects about the situation of Chagas disease in Japan. Currently, she has projects in both countries, Spain and Japan.

In Spain, she is a Medical Research fellow in the International Health group, working on community interventions in migrant population living in Spain and empowerment of the primary health care level for the control of imported diseases.

In Japan, she is a visiting researcher at Nagasaki University, collaborative staff and lecturer at the DTM&H-Nagasaki course, founder and coordinator of the Japanese Association of Chagas Affected (ANACHA) and the digital platform "Chagas en Japón". In addition, she is a member of the WHO Information, Communication, and Education technical group for Chagas disease as a representative of the Western Pacific territory and a WHO collaborator in Chagas disease research projects in Japan.

Lines of research

  • Chagas disease
  • Imported diseases

Main publications

  • Iglesias Rodriguez, IM, Miura, S, Maeda, T, Imai, K, Smith, C, Vasquez Velasquez, C, Honda, S, Hirayama, K. 2022, Analysis of the Chagas disease situation in Japan: Across sectional study and cost- effectiveness analysis of a Chagas disease screening program, published online in The Lancet Regional Health -Western Pacific 
  • Iglesias Rodriguez, IM, Mizukami, S, Manh, DH, Thuan, TM, Justiniano, HA, Miura, S, Ito, G, Huy, NT, Smith, C & Hirayama, K 2020, Knowledge, behaviour and attitudes towards Chagas disease among the Bolivian migrant population living in Japan: a cross-sectional study, BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 9, p. e032546. 
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