• Affiliate Professor, Global Health

Universidad Mayor de San Marcos
Department of Epidemiology
Lima, Peru

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Dr. Jorge Alarcón is a physician who graduated at the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, with MPH at the University of Washington, and Doctor degree at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). His activities are research and teaching in epidemiology, infectious diseases, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, HTLV, and TB. Dr. Alarcón is the Executive Director of the first Center of Excellence of Peru, named "Centro de Investigaciones Tecnológicas, Biomédicas y Medioambientales" (CITBM).

  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • PhD (University of Heidelberg (Germany))
  • MD (Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos)
Country Affiliations 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Biostatistics
  • Burden of Disease
  • Causes of Death
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Distance Learning
  • Education and Training
  • Environmental Health (incl. Climate Change)
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Outcomes
  • HIV Transmission
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Nutrition, Clean Water, and Food Security
  • Research
  • Social Demography
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • STDs (other than HIV)
  • TB
  • Viruses
  • Zoonotic Diseases and Animal Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Kroeger A, Mancheno M, Alarcón J and Pesse K. Insecticide-impregnated bed nets for malaria control: varying experience from Ecuador, Colombia, and Perú concerning acceptability and effectivennes. American Journal Tropical Medicine Hygiene, 1995, Vol 53, pp.313-323.

Alarcón J, Rodriguez C, Johnson K, Courtois B, Sanchez J, Watts D, Holmes K. Determinants and prevalence of HIV and syphilis in pregnant women in Lima, Peru. AIDS 2003; 17(4):613-618

Johnson KM, Alarcón J, Watts D, Velasquez C, Rodriguez C, Holmes K. Sexual Networks of pregnant women with and without HIV infection. AIDS 2003; 17(4):605-612

Alarcon JO, Friedman HB, Montano SM, Zunt JR, Holmes KK, Quinnan GV Jr High endemicity of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 among pregnant women in Peru. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2006 Aug 15;42(5):604-9.

Alarcon J, Freimanis L, Krauss M, Reyes M, Cardoso C, Mussi M, Cardoso E, Hazra R. for NISDI Pediatric Study Group 2008, Opportunistic Illnesses and other Infections (O&OIs) in the NISDI Pediatric Protocol. Poster presented in the 13th International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases, Lisboa March 26-28, 2009.