Research Evaluator & Adjunct Professor
Center for Evaluation and Sociomedical Research, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR.
Complete list of publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1ZattAryxoqAe2/bibliography/54636150/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending
Ms. Mirza Rivera-Lugo is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Evaluator of the Center of Evaluation and Sociomedical Research at UPR Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), Medical Sciences Campus (MSC), University of Puerto Rico (UPR). She has a Master of Science in Research Evaluation for Health Systems from the Graduate School of Public Health, MSC-UPR. Since 2005, she has been responsible for managing and supervising research projects and evaluation studies that are part of the center portfolio, supervising master degree students (Science in Research Evaluation for Health Systems Program) and teaching evaluation classes. (Coded 6614: Principles of the Evaluation). She has conducted several evaluation studies for government, educational institutions, and community-based organization in Puerto Rico. Currently, Prof. Rivera is leading all the evaluation efforts in the Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs and its coalitions. Also, she is co-leading the planning and evaluation team of a NIH-U54 funded project: UPR/MD Anderson Cancer Center Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research. Her research interests and expertise are in qualitative and quantitative research methods, program development and evaluation, capacity building, technical assistance, prevention and public health preparedness programs and cancer control interventions, among others. In summary, she has a demonstrated a record of successful and productive research projects in an area of high relevance for prevention and early detection program with cancer control.