Cynthia M. Pérez Cardona, PhD

Cynthia M. Pérez Cardona, PhD

Cynthia M. Pérez Cardona, PhD
Associate Professor
Epidemiology Department
School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus UPR

Dr. Pérez-Cardona have acquired ample research experience in designing and implementing population-based and clinical studies in both infectious and non-infectious diseases, generating several publications and presentations in areas that include diabetes, metabolic syndrome, periodontal disease, HPV infection, hepatitis C and other viral infections. She was the principal investigator of the first population-based seroprevalence study aimed at estimating the prevalence of antibodies to viral hepatitis, HIV, and herpes simplex type 2 in Puerto Rico. Also conducted the first population-based study of the metabolic syndrome and associated factors in the San Juan Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico. Dr. Pérez-Cardona is involved in the design, execution, and data analysis of several research studies.

1. Ortiz AP, Unger ER, Muñoz C, Panicker G, Tortolero-Luna G, Soto-Salgado M, Otero Y, Suárez E, Pérez CM. Cross-sectional study of HPV-16 infection in a population-based subsample of Hispanic adults. BMJ Open. 2014 Feb4;4(2): e004203. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004203. PMID: 24496698??
2. Pérez CM, Muñoz F, López L, Vivaldi J, Joshipura KJ. Cross-sectional association between periodontal disease and insulin resistance. Oral presentation at the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition, March 20-23, 2013.??
3. Muñoz-Torres F, Pérez CM, Joshipura K. Association between Physical Activity and Periodontal Disease in Hispanic Adults. Oral presentation at the 2013 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session and Exhibition, March 20-23, 2013.??
4. Ortiz AP, Romaguera J, Pérez CM, Otero Y, Palefsky J, Suarez E, Da Costa M, Tortolero G. Human papillomavirus infection in women in Puerto Rico: Agreement between physician collected and self-collected anogenital specimens. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2013;17(2):210-7. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e318260e312. ??
5. Ortiz AP, Alejandro N, Pérez CM, Otero Y, Soto-Salgado M, Palefsky J, Tortolero-Luna G, Romaguera J. Acceptability of Cervical and Anal HPV self-sampling in a sample of Hispanic Women in Puerto Rico. PR Health Sci J. 31(4): 205-212.  ?     
6. Méndez K, Romaguera J, Pérez CM, Soto-Salgado M, Tortolero-Luna G, Palefsky JM, Ortiz AP. Cervical human papillomavirus infection in a sample of Hispanic women living in Puerto Rico: comparison with cervical cytology reports. P R Health Sci J. 2013;32(1):3-7.??
7. Ortiz AP, Soto-Salgado M, Suárez E, del Carmen Santos-Ortiz M, Tortolero-Luna G, Pérez CM. Sexual behaviors among adults in Puerto Rico: a population-based study. J Sex Med. 2011 Sep;8(9):2439-49. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02329.x. Epub 2011 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 21676177.??
8. Colón-López V, Rodríguez-Díaz CE, Ortiz AP, Soto-Salgado M, Suárez E, Pérez CM. HIV-related risk behaviors among a sample of men who have sex with men in Puerto Rico: an overview of substance use and sexual practices. P R Health Sci J. 2011;30(2):65-8. PubMed PMID: 21682148; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3119669.??
9. Palacios C, Gil K, Pérez CM, Joshipura K. Determinants of vitamin D status among overweight and obese Puerto Rican adults. Ann Nutr Metab 2012;60:35-43 (DOI: 10.1159/000335282)??
10. Ortiz AP, Romero C, Disdier O, Santana E, Torres M, Torres EA, Pérez CM. Diabetes is associated with chronic liver disease and liver cancer in the adult population of Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2011 Sep;30(3):132-4