Patricia J. Garcia, MD, MPH (Faculty Mentor; Peru Site Director) is Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and Director of the UPCH HIV/STD Epidemiology Research Group. Dr. Garcia’s research employs a multidisciplinary approach to HIV and STI control that incorporates epidemiology, behavioral prevention, biomedical prevention, and public health systems management to address issues of HIV and STI transmission in Peru.
Epidemiology of HIV/STIs in Peru
Point of Care Testing for STI Diagnosis in Resource-Limited Settings
Bioinformatics and Mobile Health Technologies
Selected Recent Publications:
Point-of-care diagnostic tests for low-resource settings.Garcia PJ, You P, Fridley G, Mabey D, Peeling R. The Lancet Global health. 2015; 3(5):e257-8.
Garcia P, Armstrong R, Zaman M. Models of education in medicine, public health, and engineering. Science 12 September 2014: Vol. 345 no. 6202 pp. 1281-1283.
García PJ, Holmes KK, Cárcamo CP, Garnett GP, Hughes JP, Campos PE, Whittington WL; Peru PREVEN Study Team.Prevention of sexually transmitted infections in urban communities (Peru PREVEN): a multicomponent community-randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;12(10):765-773.
STI management and control in Latin America: where do we stand and where do we go from here? Garcia PJ, Benzaken AS, Galban E; ALAC-ITS members. Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Dec;87 Suppl 2:ii7-9.
Applications for the 2020-21 class are now being accepted on a rolling basis.