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 un CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar en el programa Humans and the Microbiome. Es investigador en el Núcleo Milenio para la Investigación Colaborativa en Resistencia Antimicrobiana (MICROB-R), el Núcleo Milenio para el Estudio del Curso de Vida y la Vulnerabilidad (MLIV), y en el Centro de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada del Riesgo de Desastres (CIGIDEN).


Artículos recientes

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. iScience, in press.

Li Y., Undurraga E.A., Zubizarreta J.R. (2021) Effectiveness of localized lockdowns in the COVID-19 Pandemic American Journal of Epidemiology, in press. *Y. Li, Winner of the Best Student Paper Award, American Statistical Association’s Health Policy Statistics Section and Winner of the Best Student Paper Award, Western North American Region of The International Biometric Society*

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 Health, in press.

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 Lancet, 398, 10308, 1317-1343.

Jara A., Undurraga E.A., González C., Paredes F., Fontecilla T., et al. (2021) Effectiveness of an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine. New England Journal of Medicine, 385, 10, 875-884.

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., Araos R. (2021). Tool for estimating the probability of having COVID-19 with one or more negative RT-PCR results. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 8, 8, ofab382.

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 Health, 6, e005223.

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 Effectiveness, 13, 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 Research, 49, 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 Ethics, 47, 296-299.

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 Poverty, 10 (11).

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 Diseases, 15 (1), e0009070.

Errázuriz A., Schmidt K., Undurraga E.A., Medeiros S., Baudrand R. et al. (2021) Effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on psychological distress in health workers: A three-arm parallel randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychiatric Research, online first.

Undurraga E.A., Millien M.F., Allel K., Etheart M.D., 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. Vaccine, 38, 6162-6173.

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.

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.

Rainisch G., Undurraga E.A., Chowell G. (2020) A dynamic modeling tool for public health officials to anticipate healthcare demand from the COVID19 epidemic and evaluate population-wide interventions. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 96, 376-383.

Gil M., Undurraga E.A. (2020). COVID-19 has exposed how ‘the other half’ (still) lives. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 39 (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.

Allel K., García P., Labarca J., Munita J.M., Rendic M., Undurraga E.A. (2020). Socioeconomic factors associated with antimicrobial resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli in Chilean hospitals (2008-2017). Pan American Journal of Public Health, 44, e30.

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 Lancet, 396 (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.

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 Diseases, 94, 59-67.

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 Health, 10 (1), 010419.

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 Hygiene, 114, 355-364.

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 Diseases, 26 (4), 751-755.

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 Research, 76 (2) 185-208.

Undurraga, E.A. (2020). Challenges to achieve conceptual clarity in the definition of pandemics. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 29 (2), 218-222.

Jacoby N., Undurraga E.A., McPherson M.J., Valdes J., Ossandon T., & McDermott J.H. (2019). Universal and non-universal features of musical pitch perception revealed by singing. Current Biology, 29 (19), 3229-3243.

Chang A.Y., Cowling K., Micah A.E., Chapin A., Chen C.S., et al. (2019). Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995-2050. The Lancet, 393 (10187), 2233-2260.

Carias C.S., Undurraga E.A., Hurd J., Kahn E.B., Meltzer M.I., et al. (2019). Evaluation of the impact of shigellosis exclusion policies in childcare settings upon detection of a shigellosis outbreak. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19:172.

Wallace R.M, Undurraga E.A., Gibson A., Boone J., Pieracci E.G., Gamble L., & Blanton J.D. (2019). Estimating the effectiveness of vaccine programs in dog populations. Epidemiology and Infection, 147 (e247):1-12.

Luppe M.J., Verro A.T., Barbosa A.S., Nogueira M.L, Undurraga E.A., & da Silva N.S. (2019). Yellow fever (YF) vaccination does not increase dengue severity: a retrospective study based on 11,448 dengue notifications in a YF and dengue endemic region. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 30: 25-31.

James S.L., Abate D., Abate K.H., Abay S.M., Abbafati C., et al. (2018) Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392 (10159): 1789-1858.

Borse R.H., Atkins C.Y., Gambhir M., Undurraga, E.A., Blanton J., et al. (2018). Cost-effectiveness of dog rabies vaccination programs in East Africa. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12 (5): e6490.

da Silva N.S., Undurraga, E.A., Verro A.T., & Nogueira M.L. (2018). Comparison between the traditional (1997) and revised (2009) WHO classifications of dengue disease: a retrospective study of 30,670 patients. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 23 (12): 1282-1293.

Kyu H.H., Abate D., Abate K.H., Abay S.M., Abbafati C., et al. (2018) Global, regional, and national disability‐adjusted life‐years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392 (10159): 1859-1922.

Roth G.A., Abate D., Abate K.H., Abay S.M., Abbafati C., et al. (2018) Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980-2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392 (10159): 1736-1788.

Brabec M., Behrman J.R., Emmett S.D., Gibson E., Kidd C. et al. (2018). Birth seasons and heights among girls and boys below 12 years of age: Lasting effects and catch-up growth among native Amazonians in Bolivia. Annals of Human Biology, 45 (4): 299-313.

Undurraga E.A., Behrman J.R., Emmett S.D., Kidd C., Leonard W.R., et al. (2018). Child stunting is associated with weaker human capital among native Amazonians in Bolivia. American Journal of Human Biology, 30 (1): e23059.

Dieleman J.L., Haakenstad A., Micah A., Moses M., Abbafati C., et al. (2018). Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015. The Lancet, 391 (10132): 1799-1829.

Bauchet J.J., Undurraga E.A., Behrman J.R., Reyes-García V., & Godoy R.A. (2018). Conditional cash transfers for primary education. Which children are left out? World Development, 105:1-12.

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