Oriana Ramirez Rubio, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
PhD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health

Oriana Ramirez Rubio, MD is an Epidemiologist and Global Public Health expert. Oriana 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 & development (UCM, 2004). She combines experience in field epidemiology and the translation of scientific evidence into global health policies. In the last 10 years she has collaborated with institutions such as AECID, PAHO/WHO, ECDC, EC, several universities and NGOs, in Latin America, Africa and Europe, and in diverse topics such as health & development issues, epidemiology research of HIV/Aids, drugs and Mesoamerican Nephropathy (MeN). She holds a PhD thesis (UAM, 2013) for investigating with researchers of Boston University this mysterious Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown causes in sugar cane workers and rural communities of Central America.

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  1. Kupferman J, Ramírez-Rubio O, Amador JJ, López-Pilarte D, Wilker EH, Laws RL, Sennett C, Robles NV, Lau JL, Salinas AJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Brooks DR, Friedman DJ. Acute Kidney Injury in Sugarcane Workers at Risk for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 10; 72(4):475-482.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30042041
  2. Riefkohl A, Ramírez-Rubio O, Laws RL, McClean MD, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Galloway RL, Shadomy SV, Guerra M, Amador JJ, Sánchez JM, López-Pilarte D, Parikh CR, Leibler JH, Brooks DR. Leptospira seropositivity as a risk factor for Mesoamerican Nephropathy. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2017 01; 23(1):1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28209095; PMCID: PMC6060841; DOI: 10.1080/10773525.2016.1275462;
  3. Kupferman J, Amador JJ, Lynch KE, Laws RL, López-Pilarte D, Ramírez-Rubio O, Kaufman JS, Lau JL, Weiner DE, Robles NV, Verma KP, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Brooks DR, Friedman DJ. Characterization of Mesoamerican Nephropathy in a Kidney Failure Hotspot in Nicaragua. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Nov; 68(5):716-725.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27575010; DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.06.012;
  4. Laws RL, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Ramírez-Rubio O, Riefkohl A, Scammell MK, López-Pilarte D, Sánchez JM, Parikh CR, McClean MD. Biomarkers of Kidney Injury Among Nicaraguan Sugarcane Workers. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Feb; 67(2):209-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26454687; PMCID: PMC4801230; DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.08.022;
  5. Ramírez-Rubio O, Amador JJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Parikh CR, Khan U, McClean MD, Laws RL, López-Pilarte D, Friedman DJ, Kupferman J, Brooks DR. Urine biomarkers of kidney injury among adolescents in Nicaragua, a region affected by an epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown aetiology. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Mar; 31(3):424-32.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26311057; PMCID: PMC4762398; DOI: 10.1093/ndt/gfv292;
  6. Terán Calderón C, Gorena Urizar D, González Blázquez C, Alejos Ferreras B, Ramírez Rubio O, Bolumar Montrull F, Ortiz Rivera M, del Amo Valero J. Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV/AIDS and prevalence of HIV in the general population of Sucre, Bolivia. Braz J Infect Dis. 2015 Jul-Aug; 19(4):369-75. PMID: 26001978; DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2015.04.002;
  7. Laws RL, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Weiner DE, Kaufman JS, Ramírez-Rubio O, Riefkohl A, Scammell MK, López-Pilarte D, Sánchez JM, Parikh CR, McClean MD. Changes in kidney function among Nicaraguan sugarcane workers. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2015 Jul-Sep; 21(3):241-50.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25631575; PMCID: PMC4597013; DOI: 10.1179/2049396714Y.0000000102;
  8. Alvarez-Del Arco D, Monge S, Caro-Murillo AM, Ramírez-Rubio O, Azcoaga-Lorenzo A, Belza MJ, Rivero-Montesdeoca Y, Noori T, Del Amo J. HIV testing policies for migrants and ethnic minorities in EU/EFTA Member States. Eur J Public Health. 2014 Feb; 24(1):139-44. PMID: 23921295; PMCID: PMC3901314; DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckt108;
  9. Ramirez-Rubio O, Brooks DR, Amador JJ, Kaufman JS, Weiner DE, Scammell MK. Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:350.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23590528; PMCID: PMC3637184; DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-350;
  10. Ramirez-Rubio O, McClean MD, Amador JJ, Brooks DR. An epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Central America: an overview. Postgrad Med J. 2013 Mar; 89(1049):123-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23417684; DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-201141rep;
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