Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health
University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR.
Dr. Suárez obtained his doctoral degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has published more than 80 scientific articles and has co-authored 4 books on Biostatistics. He has collaborated in different research projects funded by the National Research Institutes (NIH) mainly related to cancer, HIV / AIDS, HCV and HPV. He recently participated with the University of Washington to estimate excess deaths after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Last year he was appointed elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). He is currently collaborating as a researcher in multiple R21, R01 and U54 NIH-funded research projects: (1) grant # R21CA239456 aimed to examine the effect of hurricanes Irma and Maria on cancer care disruption among patients with breast and colorectal cancer in Puerto Rico, (2) grant # U54CA242646-01 focused on the prevention of HPV-related cancers in HIV+ populations in Latin America and the Caribbean, (3) grant # 1R01CA232743-01A1 focused on implementation of school-entry policies for HPV vaccination in Puerto Rico; and (4) grant #R01HL149119-01 focused on investigate psychosocial and sociodemographic determinants of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and overall cardiovascular health (CVH) among young adults (18-29 y) in PR, a markedly vulnerable but understudied population.