Elizabeth de Jesús Posada Diago has a degree in Social Anthropology (Universidad del Cauca, Colombia), a Master in Water Resources (Universidad de San Carlos Guatemala, Guatemala) and a Master in International Cooperation (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain).
She has worked as an anthropologist with MSF and Action Against Hunger in Colombia and Guatemala conducting community work and operational research for humanitarian programmes. In Morocco, Elizabeth Posada worked as a research assistant with Fundació Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica participating in epidemiological studies on maternal and child mortality.
During the last fifteen years, she has worked at the International Health Service of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona / ISGlobal (Spain) with migrant populations in Latin America and Spain, supporting programmes aimed at improving access to healthcare, social assistance, and integration processes of Latin American migrants. From 2018 to 2019, Elizabeth Posada coordinated the implementation of the XTRATEGY project in Tarija and Chuquisaca (Bolivia).
She works as a Research assisting supporting epidemiological and social research on Chagas disease and patient-centered care initiatives at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.
Lines of research
- Chagas disease
- M. Roura, F. Bisoffi, E. Posada, J. Muñoz, R. Pool. Engaging migrant’s communities in policy-making processes: insights from the COHEMI program.
- E. Aldasoro, E. Posada, A. Requena-Méndez, A. Calvo-Cano, N. Serret, A. Casellas, S. Sanz, D. Soy, M. J. Pinazo and J. Gascon. What to expect and when: benznidazole toxicity in chronic Chagas’ disease treatment. J Antimicrob Chemother 2018; 73: 1060–1067
- Pinazo MJ, Posada E de J, Izquierdo L, Tassies D, Marques AF, de Lazzari E, Aldasoro E, Muñoz J, Abras A, Tebar S, Gallego M, de Almeida IC, Reverter JC, Gascon J. Altered Hypercoagulability Factors in Patients with Chronic Chagas Disease: Potential Biomarkers of Therapeutic Response. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Jan 4;10(1):e0004269.
- Posada E., Pell C, Angulo N, Pinazo MJ, Gimeno F, Elizalde I, Gysels M, Muñoz J, Pool R, Gascón J. Bolivian migrants with Chagas disease in Barcelona, Spain: a qualitative study of dietary changes and digestive problems. International Health, 2011; 3:289– 294
- L. Ventura García; M. Roura; C. Pell; E. Posada; J. Gascon; E. Aldasoro; J. Muñoz; R. Pool. Socio-cultural aspects of Chagas Disease. PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 7 - 9, pp. e2410. 09/2013. ISSN 1935-2735