Ana Patricia Ortiz, Ph.D., MPH

Investigator, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC) &
Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR.


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Dr. Ana Patricia Ortiz completed an MPH in Epidemiology with a focus on International Health and a PhD in Epidemiology, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Here she was also a scholar at the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health, sponsored by the NIH. In 2007, she completed the Cancer Prevention and Control course (Public Health and Molecular Epidemiology) from the National Cancer Institute (NCI); and in 2010 completed a post-doctoral fellowship in “Computational Genomic Epidemiology of Cancer” at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Ortiz has 19 years of experience in cancer prevention and control research, as well as mentoring undergraduate, graduate and professional students within this field. Her research interests include human papilloma virus (HPV), HPV-related malignancies, HIV, women’s health and climate change. Among active research projects, she is the contact PI of an R01 grant focused on the effectiveness, cost -effectiveness, and budget impact of interventions to improve the delivery of cervical cancer screening in Puerto Rico (1R01CA282424-01). She is also multiple PI of the CAMPO clinical trials consortium, focused on the prevention of HPV-related cancers in persons living with HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean (1U54CA242646-01) and contact PI of a study focused on oral HPV infection among persons living with HIV in Puerto Rico, Mexico and San Francisco (1R56DE032668-01). She is also multiple-PI of The University of Puerto Rico/the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research Grant (2U54CA096297-18), a researcher in the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (2UM1CA121947-09), and of the ANCHOR Study: Anal Cancer/ HSIL Outcomes Research Study (U01CA121947). She also led a study elucidating the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria on gynecologic oncology care in Puerto Rico (1R21CA239457-01).

(Updated Sept 29, 2023)