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Melissa Burroughs-Peña, MD

GHP Graduate

Cardiovascular Diseases

Department of Medicine

Summary

Bazo-Alvarez JC, Quispe R, Peralta F, Poterico JA, Valle GA, Burroughs M, Pillay T, Gilman RH, Checkley W, Malaga G, et al. Agreement between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Scores in Resource-Limited Settings: Evidence from 5 Peruvian Sites.Critical Pathways in Cardiology: A Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine. 2015;14(2):74-80.Dr. Burroughs-Peña is currently a Global Health-Cardiology Fellow also enrolled in the Master of Science in Global Healthprogram.  She was awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship for her research entitled The cardiovascular impact of household air pollution in semi-urban and rural communities in Puno, Peru. 

Dr. Burroughs-Peña studied at Emory University and Harvard Medical School. Her primary research interest is cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her career influences include Partners in Health and the Cuban health system. Dr. Burroughs-Peña has experience working in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Pan American Health Organization. Her past awards include the Emory University Robert C. Woodruff Scholarship and the Harvard University Presidential Scholar Public Service Initiative Award. Dr. Burroughs-Peña’s ultimate goal is to hold a position of leadership in a health policy organization.

Representative publications:

Quispe R, Bazo‐Alvarez JC, Burroughs Peña MS, Poterico JA, Gilman RH, Checkley W, Bernabé‐Ortiz A, Huffman MD, Miranda JJ, Study PM, et al. Distribution of Short‐Term and Lifetime Predicted Risks of Cardiovascular Diseases in Peruvian Adults. Journal of the American Heart Association. August 25, 2015 2015;4(8).

Kaplinski M, Jois M, Galdos-Cardenas G, Rendell VR, Shah V, Do R, Marcus R, Pena MSB, del Carmen Abastoflor M, LaFuente C. Sustained Domestic Vector Exposure Is Associated with Increased Chagas Cardiomyopathy Risk but Decreased Parasitemia and Congenital Transmission Risk among Young Women in Bolivia. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2015:civ446.

Burroughs Pena MS, Bernabé-Ortiz A, Carrillo-Larco RM, Sánchez JF, Quispe R, Pillay TD, Málaga G, Gilman RH, Smeeth L, Miranda JJ. Migration, Urbanisation and Mortality: 5-Year Longitudinal Analysis of the Peru Migrant Study. J. Epidemiol. Community Health. 2015;69(7):715-718

Burroughs Peña MS, Romero KM, Velazquez EJ, Davila-Roman VG, Gilman RH, Wise RA, Miranda JJ, Checkley W.  Relationship Between Daily Exposure to Biomass Fuel Smoke and Blood Pressure in High-Altitude Peru.  Hypertension.  2015; 65:00-00. 

Burroughs Peña MS, Bloomfield, GS.  Cardiovascular Disease Research and the Development Agenda in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Global Heart.  2015 Mar; 10(1):71-73.​​​​

Bazo-Alvarez JC, Quispe R, Peralta F, Poterico JA, Valle GA, Burroughs M, Pillay T, Gilman RH, Checkley W, Malaga G, et al. Agreement between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Scores in Resource-Limited Settings: Evidence from 5 Peruvian Sites. Critical Pathways in Cardiology: A Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine.2015;14(2):74-80.

Burroughs Peña M. Meeting Disparities Where They Reside: The Geography of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Health. Curr. Cardiovasc. Risk Rep. 2013;7(5):364-367.

Burroughs Peña MS, Mendes Abdala CV, Silva LC, Ordúñez P. Usefulness for surveillance of hypertension prevalence studies in Latin America and the Caribbean: the past 10 years. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2012 Jul;32(1):15-21.

Burroughs Peña MS, Patel D, Rodríguez Leyva D, Khan BV, Sperling L. Lifestyle risk factors and cardiovascular disease in cubans and cuban americans. Cardiol Res Pract. 2012;2012:470705. Epub 2011 Nov 23.

Bibbins-Domingo K, Burroughs Peña M. Caring for the "young invincibles". J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jul;25(7):642-3. 

Burroughs, Melissa (2008) Double Discrimination: Racial Prejudice and HIV Stigma in San Juan, PR.  Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America.  Spring 2008: 10-11.