Oriana Ramírez graduated in Medicine (UAM, 2004), holds a Masters in Public Health (Harvard University, 2008), a medical residency in Preventive Medicine and Public Health (2011), and a university expert degree in health and development (UCM, 2004), and a PhD on preventive medicine and public health with international mention (UAM, 2013).
She combines experience in field epidemiology and the translation of scientific evidence on global health policies. For more than 15 years she has collaborated with institutions such as AECID, PAHO/WHO, CDC, ECDC, EC, several universities and NGOs, in Latin America, Africa and Europe, and in diverse topics such as health and development issues, epidemiology research of HIV/Aids, drugs and Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). Oriana Ramírez leads field studies in Nicaragua, investigating with researchers of Boston University this mysterious Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown causes in sugar cane workers and rural communities of Central America.
She works currently as Policy Analysis Coordinator at ISGlobal, where since November 2019 she is also an associated researcher within the NCD's and Environment programme.
Lines of research
- Mesoamerican Nephropathy
- HIV/AIDS, STIs, hepatitis
- SDGs, health in all policies
- A Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. UNDP, 2017.
- Epidemiology of CKD of unknown causes in Mesoamerica. In: Wesseling C, Crowe J, Hogstedt C, et al, eds. Mesoamerican Nephropathy: Report from the First International Research Workshop on MeN. Heredia, CR: SALTRA/IRET-UNA, 2013:37–45. ISBN 978-9968-924-06-1.
- HIV testing and counselling in migrant populations & ethnic minorities in the EU/EEA/EFTA member states. European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control, ECDC, 2010.
- Regional Initiative for the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Congenital Syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean: REGIONAL MONITORING STRATEGY. Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, 2009.
- Health Sector Strategy. Spanish Development Cooperation. AECID, 2008.