CUNY SPH welcomes visiting scholars from Madrid

October 2, 2018 | Press Releases & Announcements

Luisa Borrell and visiting scholars

From left to right: Bertha Angelica Bonilla, Angel Asunsolo del Barco, Luisa N. Borrell

The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics welcomes two visiting scholars to CUNY SPH this semester.

Bertha Angelica Bonilla is a third-year doctoral student with Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alcala in Madrid. She is in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics as a Visiting Scholar through December 2018. Angelica will work on her dissertation research during her time at CUNY SPH. Her dissertation examines differences in diabetes type 2 between the immigrant and native adult population residing in Madrid. Professor Luisa N. Borrell is a member of Angelica’s dissertation committee and will supervise her work during her time at CUNY SPH. Drs. Manuel Franco and Maria Isabel Del Cura serve as co-chairs of the committee. They are both affiliated with the Social and Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Group at the University of Alcala in Madrid.

Angel Asunsolo del Barco, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the current Deputy Director of the Department of Surgery, Medical and Social Sciences at the University of Alcala in Madrid. His scholarly pursuit with the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at CUNY SPH is part of an agreement with the University of Alcala. His interests include the use of epidemiological methods in translational clinical research and, as part of real-world practice, the use of electronic health records and administrative data to facilitate the investigation and understanding of the health of populations. His most current research is focused in chronic diseases and ongoing projects include studying the effect of 1) chronic venous insufficiency on pregnancy outcomes and 2) different outcomes (especially mental health) on the use of healthcare resources.