Investigator, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC) & Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR.
Complete list of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1Fkyy_RDTMQQ3/bibliography/49428858/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
Dr. Ortiz-Ortiz is an Investigator at the University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UPRCCC). She is an adjunct professor at the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Public Health at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus. Dr. Ortiz-Ortiz holds an MA in Economics, an MPH in Biostatistics and a DrPH with a concentration in Health Systems Analysis and Management from the University of Puerto Rico. She is leading the efforts to develop the Research Program on Cancer Care Delivery at the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. Her research interests include cancer-related health disparities, health services research and health system analysis. Dr. Ortiz-Ortiz’s current research is aimed at understanding how the interplay of different components of the health system, as well as the individual and socioeconomic factors, influences cancer patient’s outcomes. Her ultimate objective is to translate research findings into the development of new evidence-based interventions to reduced health disparities through the entire continuum of cancer care. Dr. Ortiz-Ortiz is the Principal Investigator (Multiple PI) of the 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,