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Báltica Cabieses, PhD

Directora

Intereses

Dirijo el Programa de Estudios Sociales en Salud. Me interesa investigar sobre procesos sociales que impactan en salud poblacional, en especial desde un enfoque amplio de diversidad sociocultural y con perspectiva global. Trabajo desde 2000 en investigación sobre salud de grupos sociales vulnerables y desde 2008 en salud de migrantes internacionales en Chile e Inglaterra. Realizo docencia de pre y postgrado, extensión, abogacía política y trabajo con la comunidad en estas temáticas. Asesoro a servicios de salud, hospitales y centros de atención primaria en el diseño, implementación y evaluación de prestaciones de salud con pertinencia para grupos sociales vulnerables y diversos culturalmente.

Interests

I direct the Social Studies in Health Research Program. I am interested in investigating social processes that impact on population health, especially from a broad perspective of socio-cultural diversity and globalization. Since 2000, I conduct research on health issues among vulnerable social groups, and since 2008 on health of international migrants in Chile and England. I carry out undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, political advocacy and work with the community on these issues. I advise health services, hospitals and primary health care centers in the design, implementation and evaluation of health technologies that are relevant to vulnerable and culturally diverse social groups.

Líneas de investigación

Salud de migrantes internacionales, desigualdad social en salud, salud pública global y salud de grupos sociales vulnerables.

Docencia

  • Cursos de pregrado en carrera de Enfermería
    • Metodología de la investigación.
    • Investigación cuantitativa.
    • Tesis de pregrado.
  • Clases y talleres de salud
    • Desigualdad social y equidad en salud.
    • Salud en grupos sociales vulnerables.
  • Cursos de extensión y diplomados
    • Salud de migrantes.
    • Investigación traslacional.
    • Equidad en salud.
    • Otros.
  • Tesis de pregrado, magíster y doctorados.

Reconocimientos

  • 2013 Premio a la Excelencia Académica Enfermería UDD.
  • 2011-2018 Honorary visiting scholar, Department of Health Sciences, University of York.
  • 2011-2018 Associate Epidemiologist, Bradford Institute for Health Research, NHS, England.
  • 2011-2012 University of York’s Ambassador for overseas students. Student Recruitment & Admissions, University of York. 2010 Winner of the Health Sciences Departmental Annual Prize 2010, best PhD student, University of York.
  • 2009 Essay shortlisted in The Lancet/Global Forum IV Competition “Young Voices in Research for Health”.
  • 2009 Best Poster Award. First ARRC Conference, July, University of York, UK.
  • 2008 Primer lugar, Magíster en Epidemiología Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Afiliaciones

  • Vicepresidente electa de la Sociedad Chilena de Epidemiología.
  • Evaluadora Fondecyt Iniciación y Regular, CONIVYT, Gobierno de Chile.
  • Miembro Sociedad Chilena de Medicina Conductual y Psicología de la Salud.
  • Evaluador Programa Formación Capital Humano Avanzado de CONICYT, Gobierno de Chile.
  • Miembro Sociedad Internacional ISPOR.

Publicaciones seleccionadas

  • Cabieses B, Bernales M, Van Der Laat C. (2016) Mental health of migrants in low-skilled work in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Lancet Psychiatry. 3(5):402.
  • Vasquez A & Cabieses B (2016) Where are vulnerable immigrants located in Chile? A spatial analysis of Census data using an Index of Multiple Deprivation from the last three decades (1992-2012) Plos One 12;11(1):e0146047.
  • Cabieses B, Cookson R, Espinoza M, Santorelli G, Delgado I (2015). Did socioeconomic inequality in self-reported health in Chile fall after the equity-based healthcare reform of 2005? A concentration index decomposition analysis” Plos One Sep 29;10(9):e0138227.
  • Cabieses B, Tunstall H & Pickett KE. (2015). Understanding the socioeconomic status of international immigrants in Chile through hierarchical cluster analysis: a population-based study. International Migration; 53(2): 303-320.
  • Uphoff E, Cabieses B, Valdes M, Pinart M, Anto JM, Wright J. (2014). A systematic review on socioeconomic position in relation to asthma and allergic diseases. European Respiratory Journal. ERJ-01145.
  • Cabieses B, Bird P. (2014) A glossary of access to healthcare in low and middle income countries. International Journal of Health Services. 44(4): 845–861.
  • Cabieses B, Uphoff E, Pinart M, Wright J, Anto J. (2014). A systematic review on the development of asthma and allergic diseases in relation to international immigration: the leading role of the environment confirmed. Plos One. 9(8): e105347.
  • Cabieses B. (2013) At the edge of individual cognitive-behavioural policies: how to walk the public health path to effectively improve population health? Revista Salud Publica Mexico 55(4):421-6.
  • Cabieses B, Tunstall H, Pickett K, Gideon J. (2013). Changing patterns of migration in Latin America: how can research develop intelligence for public health? Pan American Journal of Public Health 34(1): 68-74.

Libros

  • Cabieses B, Bernales M, McIntyre AMM. (2017). La migración internacional como determinante social de la salud: miradas y propuestas para políticas públicas. Ed. Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, 522 pages. ISBN versión impresa: 978-956-374-000-4. ISBN versión digital : 978-956-374-001-1. Registro online del Departamento de Derechos Intelectuales (DDI) número de inscripción N° A-272429.
  • Cabieses B, Bernales M, Obach A, Pedrero V. (2016). [Social vulnerability and its effects on population health in Chile] Spanish. Ed. Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, 500 pages. ISBN 9789567961801.

 

 

Participación en proyectos

Investigador principal

  • 2013-2017: Developing public health intelligence in primary care for international immigrants in Chile: A multi-methods study Funder: Fondecyt Chile N° 11130042 Collaborators: University of York, Bradford Institute for Health Research Purpose: To assess what are the health status, health needs and healthcare use of this population in the 8 immigrant-densest boroughs in Chile and how are they being addressed at the primary care level.
  • 2016: Effective access to healthcare, multidimensional poverty and self-reported health status in adult population in Chile: a path analysis. Funder: Direction of Research at UDD. Collaborators: University of York, Bradford Institute for Health Research Purpose: To assess the association between effective access to healthcare, multidimensional poverty and self-reported health status in adult population in Chile.

Co-investigator

  • 2016-2018: Developing a questionnaire for measuring cultural competence in health care workers in Chile: a psychometric study. Funder: FONIS Chile. Collaborators: PUC Purpose: To develop a novel and valid questionnaire for measuring cultural competence in health care workers in Chile.
  • 2016-2018: Participation of patient groups/associations in decisional making process in Chile: opportunities and challenges. Funder: FONIS Chile. Collaborators: UDD Purpose: To explore the participation of patient groups/associations in decisional making process in Chile.
  • 2014-2017: Born In Bradford Cohort study Funders: The British government via various grant funders.Collaborators: Multiple research teams all over Europe and in the UK Purpose: The Born in Bradford cohort study will examine how genetic, nutritional, environmental and social factors impact on health and development during childhood, and subsequently in adult life. It will also examine how nutritional, environmental and social factors influence the woman’s subsequent health and wellbeing.
  • 2017: Developing public policy recommendations for non-oncologic pain in Chile Funder: Public Policy Research Centre at PUC. Collaborators: UDD Purpose: To develop public policy recommendations for non-oncologic pain in Chile.
  • 2011-2016: MedALL project: Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy Funders: Collaborative Project (Large-scale integrating research project including 21 different research centres all over Europe). Coordinators in Paris, France: Jean Bousquet and Josep M. Antó. Collaborators: Multiple research teams all over Europe Purpose: Investigation of the mechanisms of initiation of allergic response, genetic predisposition, biomarkers and identification of targets for therapy.
  • 2015-2016: Social vulnerability and its effect in population heath in Chile: a participation-action study. Funder: Direction of Research at UDD & Ministry of Education. Collaborators: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, América Solidaria, PAHO/WHO. Purpose: To develop a novel book on social vulnerability and health effects in Chile through a participatory intersector process in the country.
  • 2016: A manual on translational research for undergraduate students from health sciences at UDD: a participation-action project. Funder: Direction of Research at UDD. Collaborators: University of York Purpose: To develop a novel manual on translational research for undergraduate students from health sciences at UDD.
  • 2013-2015: [Congenital anomalies and developmental disorders: evaluation of cost-effectiveness of new diagnostic tools] Funder: Fonis Chile Purpose: To assess whether Congenital anomalies and developmental disorders are cost-effective as new diagnostic tools in primary care in Santiago.
  • 2014-2015: Knowledge and attitudes towards natural disasters among international immigrants in Chile: the case of the fire in Valparaiso 2015. Funder: Direction of Research at UDD. Collaborators: University of York Purpose: To explore knowledge and attitudes towards natural disasters among international immigrants in Chile. Duration: 2016 (1 year, US$8,000).
  • 2014-2015: Cost-consequence analysis of weight excess in Chile. Funder: Herbalife S.A.. Purpose: to conduct a cost-consequence analysis of weight excess in Chile.
  • 2013-2014: [Information and communication technologies for health equity beyond clinical settings: lessons from selected interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean] Funder: IDRC Purpose: To assess Information and communication technologies for health equity beyond clinical settings: lessons from selected interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • 2013: Mapping eHealth strategies in Chile Funder: Pan American Health Organization Collaborators: OPS Chile, OPS Argentina, MINSAL Purpose: To map eHealth strategies in Chile.
  • 2012: Income distribution and its relationship to various health problems in the adult population in Chile from 2009 National Survey Funder: Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile. Collaborators: University of York, Centre for Health Economics, Hospital Barros Luco Unidad de Estudios Purpose: To assess the relationship between income distribution of the adult Chilean population and various health problems. It will estimate concentration index for multiple chronic conditions in Chile.
  • 2010-2011: First national training programme in health economics in Chile. Funder:FONIS, National Fund for Health Research in Chile. Purpose: to develop and pilot the first national training programme in health economics in Chile.
  • 2008-2009: First national training programme in clinical health research in Chile. Funder: FONIS, National Fund for Health Research in Chile. Purpose: to develop and pilot the first national training programme in clinical health research in Chile.
  • 2004-2007: Mobilizing Health Workers for Community HIV Prevention in Chile. Funder: National Institute of Health, USA (NIH) Grant R03 TW006980-01. Purpose: Adapt and test a training program for health workers in primary health centers in HIVprevention.
  • 2004-2005: Health Professionals: Media communication pathways preferred to seek continuing education programmes.
  • Funder: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Dirección de Extensión Escuela de Enfermería UC. Purpose: To describe preferred mass media among health professionals, in order to receive information about continuing education at School of Nursing, UC.
  • 2004-2005: Nursing Undergraduates 2005- 2006: Preferred media pathways and motivations to apply for the UC Nursing career.  Funder: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Dirección de Extensión Escuela de Enfermería UC. Purpose: To describe motivations and mass media preferred to know about nursing career at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Investigador Asociado

  • 2011-2013: The eSAC project: The Public eHealth Innovation and Equity In Latin America and the Caribbean Funders: University of Toronto Collaborators: Pan-American Health Organization, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada. Purpose: The Public eHealth Innovation and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (eSAC) Project offers young professionals the opportunity to work in Public eHealth in Latin American and the Caribbean. The project aims at improving the health of disadvantaged groups and contributing to the advancement of equity in health in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • 2010-2013: IDRC in Canada: NCDP programme global priority-setting exercise in the field of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries. Funder: International Development Research Centre. Collaborators: Experts all over the world Purpose: to develop a set of priority topics to inform researchers, public health practitioners and stakeholders in the field of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries.
  • 2012: Verification of Average Expected Cost per Individual Beneficiary, Joint Prioritized Health Problems with Explicit Guarantees, Chilean Ministry of Health– 2012. Funder: Chilean Ministry of Health. Collaborators: independent researchers Purpose: to estimate the expected annual cost per average beneficiary individual for the year 2013 (UF) for each of the health problems covered or to be covered by the AUGE plan.
  • 2004-2009: Testing an intervention in HIV prevention for women in Chile. Funder: National Institute of Health, USA (NIH) Grant RO1 TW-03-006 Purpose: To develop and test an HIV prevention intervention in low-income Chilean women.
  • 2005-2006: Future health professionals: Strengthening their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors against HIV/AIDS. Funder: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, DIPUC 2005/27Ce. Purpose: Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an HIV/ AIDS prevention program for nursing and medical students in Chile.

Manuales

  • 3 REPORTES 2017 en desarrollo