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Skills

Data management:

  • RedCap

  • R

Statistical Analysis:

  • R

  • STATA

  • SPSS

  • SAS

Reproducibility tools:

  • Git and Github

  • RMarkdown

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L. Paloma Rojas-Saunero

I am a PhD student at the Epidemiology Department of Erasmus MC, and I am a part of the Causal Inference Group and the Neuro-Epidemiology Group. My research is focused on applying causal inference methods in cohort studies, specifically to emulate target trials for long-term exposures related to dementia and to understand the role of competing events in this setting. I am also an R enthusiast (R-Ladies organizer), Rstudio certified trainer and advocate of open science.

Education

PhD. Candidate, Epidemiology

Erasmus MC

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Currently - 2018

  • Working on time-varying exposures and the risk of dementia implementing causal inference methods.

Graduate Degree. Specialization in Statistics for Health Sciences.

Instituto de Calculo. Universidad de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017 - 2016

Master Degree in Clinical Research

Instituto del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015 - 2014

  • Thesis: Clinical evolution of acute on chronic liver failure

Doctor of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Mayor de San Andres

La Paz, Bolivia

2013 - 2007

Research Experience

Visiting Graduate Student

Department of Epidemiology. Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Boston, United States of America

Sept - October, 2018

  • Audited EPI 207.
  • Collaborated on a specific project for my PhD dissertation.

Research Associate

Liver Transplant Unit. Hospital El Cruce

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017 - 2016

  • Designed and developed the Institutional Registry of Liver Transplant for the longitudinal evolution of patients with liver disease using REDCAP (NCT02839616).

Research Assistant

Center for Nutrition and Health Research, National Institute of Public Health

Cuernavaca, Mexico

2017 - 2016

  • Remote work.
  • Performed a systematic review of PM2.5 in clinical outcomes and collaborated on the analysis and writing of a scientific paper and scientific report.
  • Visited the department for two weeks to write the final report.

Research Assistant

Internal Medicine Research Area. Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2015 - 2014

  • Collaborated on multiple research projects, from the study design, data collection and writing.

Undergraduate Researcher

Infant Growth and Development Unit, Research Institute in Health and Development

La Paz, Bolivia

2011 - 2010

Teaching Experience

Languages

  • Spanish: Native language

  • English: Fully fluent (speaking, reading and writing)

  • French: Strong proficiency (DELF B2)

  • Portuguese: Intermediate proficiency. Brasilian-Bolivian Cultural Center.

  • Italian: Basic proficiency (PLIDA A2)

Confounding control: a component of causal inference (EPI524)

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

N/A

Spring 2020 - Spring 2019

  • TA
  • Online course. Covered methods for confounding control such as outcome regression, propensity score methods, the parametric g-formula, inverse probability weighting of marginal structural models, and instrumental variable methods.
  • Held office hours, graded exams and problem sets, managed course logistics

Biostatistical Methods I: basic principles (CC02)

Erasmus MC, National Institute foor Health Sciences (NIHES)

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2019

  • TA
  • Guided the computer labs
  • Participated on transcription of labs from SPSS to R

Advanced Bioestatics Methods

Master in Clinical Research, Instituto del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2018 - 2017

  • TA and lectured all STATA labs
  • Created STATA labs for the entire course
  • Graduate level class


Selected Talks and Presentations

Application of G-methods in neurological outcomes: The Rotterdam Study experience, challenges and opportunities.

Leibniz Institutefor Prevention Researchand Epidemiology - BIPS

Bremen, Germany

2019

Hypothetical interventions on modifiable risk factors to reduce risk of stroke and dementia

Erasmus MC Health Sciences Day

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2019

Metodos de inferencia causal en el campo de enfermedades neurodegenerativas

Data Science Days, La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia

2019

Tidyverse special edition. Workshop.

R-Ladies Rotterdam

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2019

Effect of Acute-on-chronic liver failure in prolongued hospital stay and readmission rates

Latin American Congress of Liver Diseases (ALEH)

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2018

  • Poster presentation

Manipulating data with dplyr

R-Ladies Rotterdam

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2018

Risk factors associated to prolonged hospital stay in patients withacute decompensation of cirrhosis

Argentinian Congress of Hepatology

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017

  • Oral Presentation

Selected Publications

1. MM Téllez-Rojo, SJ Rothenberg, JL Texcalac-Sangrador, AC Just, I Kloog, …. Children’s acute respiratory symptoms associated with PM2. 5 estimates in two sequential representative surveys from the Mexico City Metropolitan Area. Environmental research. 2020. 180, 108868.

2. M Mendizabal, V Tagliafichi, F Rubinstein, P Rojas, S Marciano, …. Liver transplantation in adults with acute liver failure: Outcomes from the Argentinean Transplant Registry. Annals of hepatology. 2019. 18 (2), 338-344.

3. KD van der Willik, LP Rojas-Saunero, JA Labrecque, MA Ikram, …. Pathology-confirmed versus non pathology-confirmed cancer diagnoses: incidence, participant characteristics, and survival. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2019. 1-9.

4. S Marciano, E Mauro, D Giunta, MC Torres, JM Diaz, C Bermudez, …. Impact of acute-on-chronic liver failure on post-transplant survival and on kidney outcomes. European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology. 2019. 31 (9), 1157-1164.

5. L Acion, J Zwick, LP Rojas Saunero, S Arndt. Distinctions between seeking-and non-seeking-treatment research participants: implications for clinical trials effectiveness. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse. 2017. 43 (6), 628-630.

6. S Marciano, E Mauro, M Dirchwolf, ME Debernardi, D Giunta, V Pagotto, …. A Dynamic Definition of Acute Kidney Injury Does not Improve Prognosis Assessment in Acutely Decompensated Patients with Cirrhosis. Journal of clinical and experimental hepatology. 2017. 7 (2), 135-143.

7. S Gutt, MJ Argüero, LP Rojas, HS Aragona, J Tamaroff, VH Abecia, …. Resultados a mediano plazo en el tratamiento de la obesidad con balón intragástrico: estudio de cohorte. Acta Gastroenterológica Latinoamericana. 2017. 47 (1), 58-63.

8. ML Posadas-Martinez, LP Rojas, FJ Vazquez, FBQ De, GD Waisman, …. Statistical Process Control: A Quality Tool for a Venous Thromboembolic Disease Registry.. Journal of registry management. 2016. 43 (2), 82-86.

9. MNG Acevedo, V Peuchot, V Ardiles, D Giunta, S Marciano, LPR Saunero, …. Incidencia de enfermedad tromboembólica venosa en pacientes con cirrosis. Acta Gastroenterológica Latinoamericana. 2016. 46 (3), 201-204.

10. LP Rojas Saunero, N Claros Beltrán. Análisis de aspectos familiares, socioeconómicos y ginecológicos como factores de riesgo para el embarazo en la adolescencia. Revista Médica La Paz. 2014. 20 (1), 18-27.


Awards and scholarships

Travel Award to ALEH Congress 2018

Latin American Congress of Liver Diseases (ALEH)

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2018

  • Provided by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - Latin American Association of Liver Diseases

Excellence Award in Clinical Research

Argentinian Congress of Hepatology

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017

  • Provided by the Argentinian Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Fellowship in Genetic Epidemiology

Erasmus Summer Program

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016

  • Provided by the National Institue of Health Sciences

Scholarship for Clinical Research Symposium: From Protocol Development to Manuscript Writing

International Academic Program Harvard University

N/A

2015






Community projects

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Last updated on 2020-02-13.

R-Ladies organizer and cofounder

N/A

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Currently - 2018

  • Organize events, developed workshops, maintain the github repository

Reprohack organizer

Leiden University Library

Leiden, The Netherlands

2019

Member

Open Science Community Rotterdam

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2019

R-Ladies organizer and cofounder

N/A

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017

  • Organized events