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Sheila Fernández-Luis

Sheila Fernández-Luis

Medical Research Fellow HIV / AIDS & TB, Viral and Bacterial Infections

Sheila Fernández-Luis is a researcher on HIV/AIDS at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and at the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) since 2017.

She graduated as a physician at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and completed her residence in Paediatrician at Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Salamanca.

She is currently based at Manhiça, Moçambique, completing research activities for her PhD in Medicine and Translational Research: International Health of the Universitat de Barcelona.

Lines of Research

  • HIV care cascade in children.
  • Early treatment in children who lives with HIV and HIV cure.
  • Health related quality of live in children living with HIV.
  • New therapeutic approaches for the treatment of severe pneumonia in HIV-infected infants (EMPIRICAL Project).

Main Publications

  • Sheila Fernández-Luis, Laura Fuente-Soro, Orvalho Augusto, Edson Bernardo, Tacilta Nhampossa, Sonia Maculuve, Terence Manning Hernandez, Denise Naniche, Elisa Lopez-Varela. Reengagement of HIV-infected children lost to follow-up after active mobile phone tracing in a rural area of Mozambique. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. J Trop Pediatr. 2018.
  • Sheila Fernández-Luis, Tacilta Nhampossa, Laura Fuente-Soro, Orvalho Joaquim Augusto, Aina Casellas, Edson Bernardo, Maria Ruperez, Raquel Gonzalez, Sonia Maculuve, Anna Saura, Clara Menendez, Denise Naniche, Elisa Lopez-Varela. Pediatric HIV Care Cascade in Southern Mozambique: missed opportunities for early ART and re-engagement in care. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Under review.