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Eddy Nelson Perez-Then, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.P.H.

General Information

Eddy Nelson  Perez-Then, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.P.H.

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Research Interests

• Pediatrics
• Infectious diseases
• Pregnancy in adolescents
• Reduction of infant-maternal mortality rates'
• Epidemiology
• Global Health
• Clinical investigation

Education

2009 Ph.D.
University of Miami
2005 M.S.P.H.
University of Miami
2003 MPH
Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
1992 M.D.
Pedro Henriquez Urena University, San

Biography

Eddy Perez-Then, MD, MPH, MSPH, PhD, current Director of the O&M School of Medicine (O&Med) and the Global Health and Biotechnology Research Center affiliate to O&Med. He is also the Director of the Knowledge Management Department at CEDIMAT, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has set a standard in clinical research in the Dominican Republic, focusing on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and has dedicated most of his efforts in developing strategies to improve health care practices in the Dominican Republic. As the current Director of O&Med, Dr. Perez-Then is concentrating his efforts in developing teaching strategies and curriculum integration to bring together technological advances and medical knowledge to command a change in the medical educational paradigm of the Dominican Republic. Dr. Perez-Then was Director of the National Research Center for Maternal and Child Health, from 2001 until 2012, where he implemented numerous research projects on infectious diseases, global health and quality of care determinants to reduce infant-maternal mortality rates. He is one of the founders of the Presidential Council on AIDS (CONAVIHSIDA) of the Dominican Republic, and was an honorary Advisor from 2001 through 2011. He has received different awards for his work in HIV vertical transmission and to reduce the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS infection. Dr. Perez-Then acquired his masters in science in public health in 2004, at the University of Miami and his PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2009 at the same university.