Mar Pujades

Job Title: University Academic Fellowship in Health Informatics

Mar is a medical epidemiologist working in chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases, HIV/AIDS and multimorbidity. Her research interests are conducting population-based pharmacoepidemiological studies, applied risk prediction research and optimising the use of big data to inform policy, improve healthcare and reduce health inequalities. She contributes to methodology development for translational research, including development and validation of disease phenotypes using existing and emerging data linkages of electronic health records, bespoke investigator-led cohort studies and clinical trials. Mar also continues actively supporting research conducted in resource-limited countries and aiming at evaluating and improving patient care.

Mar joint the University of Leeds in 2015 after being awarded a University Academic Fellowship in Health Informatics. Her prior appointments were:

• Senior Research Associate, University College London, 2012-2015
• HIV Operational Research Coordinator, Epicentre, France, 2009-2012
• Scientific Collaborator, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2008-2009
• HIV Coordinator, Epicentre, France, 2006-2008
• PhD Studentship and part-time Senior Research Fellow, School of Community Health Services, University of Nottingham, 2004-2006
• Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2001-2004
• Locum Epidemiologist, Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia, 2001
• Public Health, medical and epidemiology positions with the charity Médecins Sans Frontières in several countries in Africa, Asia and Central America, 1994-2000

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