eduardo undurraga

Eduardo Undurraga



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Salud global, economía de la salud, modelación, pobreza y desigualdad, enfermedades infecciosas, resistencia antimicrobiana.

Eduardo A. Undurraga, ingeniero civil UC, obtuvo un doctorado en políticas sociales en Brandeis University (Massachusetts), con una beca Fulbright, y un magíster en estudios sociales y políticos latinoamericanos en la Universidad Alberto Hurtado. 

Trabajó como investigador en economía de la salud y modelación de enfermedades infecciosas en el US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) y en el Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Brandeis University donde actualmente es Visiting Research Scholar. Fue finalista del premio Kaafee Billah Early Career Award (2017) de CDC. 

Su investigación está enfocada en la interacción de la salud humana con las ciencias sociales. Usa diversos métodos cuantitativos para analizar los factores locales, nacionales, y globales que afectan la salud y el bienestar de la población y evaluar el impacto de programas e intervenciones para informar la toma de decisiones en políticas públicas. Ha trabajado extensivamente en la dinámica y la economía de las enfermedades infecciosas, incluyendo estrategias de vigilancia y control de enfermedades, métricas de salud y carga de enfermedad, y los efectos de factores sociales, ambientales y económicos en la salud de la población.

Eduardo es actualmente un CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar en el programa Humans and the Microbiome (2021-2023) y recibió una beca Luksic Visiting Scholar deDavid Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard University (2022-2023).Es investigador del Núcleo para la Investigación Colaborativa en Resistencia Antimicrobiana (MICROB-Ry en el Centro de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada del Riesgo de Desastres (CIGIDEN).


Artículos recientes


Jara A., Undurraga E.A., Zubizarreta J.R., González C., Acevedo J. et al. (2022). Effectiveness of CoronaVac in children 3 to 5 years during the omicron SARS-CoV-2 outbreak. Nature Medicine, in press.

Crossley N.A., Alliende L.M., Czepielewski L., Aceituno D., Castañeda C.P. et al. (2022) The enduring gap in educational attainment in schizophrenia according to the last 50 years of published research: a meta-analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry, in press.

Li Y., Undurraga E.A., Zubizarreta J.R. (2022) Effectiveness of localized lockdowns in the Covid-19 Pandemic American Journal of Epidemiology, in press. *Yige Li, Winner of the Best Student Paper Award, American Statistical Association’s Health Policy Statistics Section, and Winner of the Best Student Paper Award, WesternNorth American Region of the International Biometric Society*

Jara A., Undurraga E.A., Zubizarreta J.R., González C., Paredes F., et al. (2022). Effectiveness of homologous and heterologous booster shots for an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine: A large-scale observational study. The Lancet Global Health, in press.

Knaul F., Touchton M., Arreola H., Otero S., Hummel C., et al. (2022). Strengthening Health Systems to Face Pandemics: Subnational Policy Response to Covid-19 in Latin America. Health Affairs, 41,3:454-462.

Errázuriz A., Schmidt K., Undurraga E.A., Medeiros S., Baudrand R. et al. (2022) Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on psychological distress in health workers: A three-arm parallel randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric Research145, 284-293.



Eyheramendy S., Saa P.A., Undurraga E.A., Valencia C., Barceló P. et al. (2021) Screening of Covid-19 cases through a Bayesian network symptoms model and psychophysical olfactory test. iScience24, 103419. 

Gil D., Dominguez P., Undurraga E.A., Valenzuela E. (2021). Employment loss in informal settlements during the Covid-19 pandemic: evidence from Chile. Journal of Urban Health98, 622-634.

Micah A.E., Cogswell I.E., Cunningham B., Ezoe S., Harle A.C., et al. (2021) Tracking development assistance for health and for Covid-19: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 204 countries and territories, 1990–2050. The Lancet398, 10308, 1317-1343.

Asahi K., Undurraga E.A., Wagner R. (2021) Benchmarking the Covid-19 pandemic across countries and states in the U.S.A. under heterogeneous testing. Scientific Reports, 11, 15199.

Jara A., Undurraga E.A., González C., Paredes F., Fontecilla T., Jara G., et al. (2021) Effectiveness of an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. New England Journal of Medicine385, 10, 875-884. *Altmetric’s Top 100 most-mentioned scholarly publications of 2021. Top 100- The 'Old School Remix'. DOI:10.6084/m9.figshare.16974022.v1*

Touchton M., Knaul F.M., Arreola-Ornelas H., Porteny T., Sanchez-Talanquer M. et al. (2021). A partisan pandemic: state public health policies to combat Covid-19 in Brazil. BMJ Global Health6, e005223.

Jara A., Undurraga E.A., Araos R. (2021). Tool for estimating the probability of having Covid-19 with one or more negative RT-PCR results. Open Forum Infectious Diseases8, 8, ofab382.

Bauchet J., Undurraga E.A., Zycherman A., Behrman J.R., Leonard W.R., & Godoy R.A. (2021). The effect of gender targeting of food transfers on child nutritional status: Experimental evidence from the Bolivian Amazon. Journal of Development Effectiveness13, 3, 276-291.

Letelier A., Madero-Cabib I., Undurraga E.A, Pérez-Cruz, P.E. (2021). Lifetime socioeconomic determinants of health trajectories among older adults. Advances in Life Course Research49, 100415.

De Campos T., Undurraga E.A. (2021). Public health decisions in the Covid-19 pandemic require more than ‘follow the science’. Journal of Medical Ethics47, 296-299.

González-Roldán J.F., Undurraga E.A., Meltzer M.I., Atkins C.Y., Vargas-Pino F., & Hernández-Pérez J.R. (2021) Cost-effectiveness evaluation of the National Rabies Vaccination Program in Mexico 1990-2015. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 15 (3), e0009130.

Asahi K., Undurraga E.A., Valdés R., Wagner R. (2021). The effect of Covid-19 on the economy: evidence from an early adopter of localized lockdowns. Journal of Global Health, 11, 05002.

Tariq A., Undurraga E.A., Castillo C., Vogt K., Luo R., et al. (2021) Transmission dynamics and control of Covid-19 in Chile, March-October, 2020.PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases15 (1), e0009070.

Undurraga E.A., Chowell G., Mizumoto K. (2021) Covid-19 case fatality risk by age and gender in a high testing setting in Latin America: Chile, March–August 2020. Infectious Diseases of Poverty10 (11). 



Vos T., Lim S.S., Abbafati C., Abbas K.M., et al. (2020) Global burden of 369 diseases and injuries in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet, 396 (10258), 1204-1222.

Gil M., Undurraga E.A. (2020). Covid-19 has exposed how ‘the other half’ (still) lives. Bulletin of Latin American Research39 (S1): 28-34.

Munayco C., Chowell G, Tariq A, Undurraga EA, Muzimoto K. (2020) Risk of death by age and gender from Covid-19 in Peru, March-May, 2020. Aging, 12 (14), 13869-13881.

Micah A.E., Su Y., Bachmeier S.D., Chapin A., Cogswell I.E., et al. (2020) Health sector spending and spending on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and development assistance for health: progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 3. The Lancet396 (10252), 693-724. 

Da Silva E.R., Goncalves A.C., Verro A.T., Undurraga E.A., Nogueira M.L., et al. (2020) Evaluating the validity of dengue clinical-epidemiological criteria for diagnosis in patients residing in a Brazilian endemic area. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 114 (8), 603-611.

Allel K., Narea M., Undurraga E.A. (2020). The role of center-based programs as predictors of body mass index variations in early childhood. Journal of Global Health10 (1), 010419.

Tschampl C.A., Undurraga, E.A., Ledogar, R.J., Coloma, J., Legorreta J., et al. (2020). Cost-effectiveness of community mobilization (Camino Verde) for dengue prevention in Nicaragua and Mexico: cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Infectious Diseases94, 59-67.

Bauchet J., Undurraga E.A., Zhang R., & Godoy RA. (2020). Market engagement and indigenous people: Testing hypotheses from the western intellectual tradition. Journal of Anthropological Research76 (2) 185-208.

Allel K., García P., Labarca J., Munita J.M., Rendic M., Undurraga E.A. (2020). Socioeconomic factors associated with antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosaStaphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli in Chilean hospitals (2008-2017). Pan American Journal of Public Health44: e30.

Undurraga, E.A. (2020). Challenges to achieve conceptual clarity in the definition of pandemics. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics29 (2), 218-222. 

Schulte A., Weber I., Ramos-Castañeda J., Tiga M.C., Larios I.Y.A., Shepard, D.S., Tschampl C.A., Undurraga E.A., et al. (2020). Health-related quality of life after dengue fever, Morelos, Mexico, 2016–2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases26 (4), 751-755. 

Tiga-Loza D.C., Martínez-Vega R.A., Undurraga E.A., Tschampl C.A., et al. (2020). Persistence of symptoms in dengue patients: a clinical cohort study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene114, 355-364.

Rainisch G., Undurraga E.A., Chowell G. (2020) A dynamic modeling tool for public health officials to anticipate healthcare demand from the Covid-19 epidemic and evaluate population-wide interventions. International Journal of Infectious Diseases96, 376-383.

Undurraga E.A., Millien M.F., Allel K., Etheart M.D., Cleaton J., et al. (2020). Costs and effectiveness of alternative dog vaccination strategies to improve dog population coverage in rural and urban settings during a rabies outbreak. Vaccine38, 6162-6173.

McPherson M.J., Dolan S.E., Durango A., Ossandón T., Valdés J., Undurraga E.A., et al. (2020). Perceptual fusion of musical notes by native Amazonians suggests universal representations of musical intervals. Nature Communications, 11 (1), 2786.

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