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Angel Paternina, MD, MSc

Postdoctoral Associate, Health Policy and Management

Postdoctoral Researcher, Public Health Dynamics Lab


A724B Crabtree Hall
R-znvy: nwc609@cvgg.rqh

Personal Statement

Dr. Paternina-Caicedo started his global health work in his native Colombia, by studying the impact of rotavirus vaccination on child disease, reporting the effectiveness, impact and cost-effectiveness of the rotavirus vaccine to prevent rotavirus diarrheal disease and deaths in Colombia, Latin America and low and middle -income countries worldwide. Since then, Dr. Paternina-Caicedo has focused his research on the impact of different interventions in children and special populations, assessing in Colombia the cost-effectiveness of the varicella vaccine in children, HAART in HIV/AIDS population, mass pneumococcal vaccination in elderly population, and burden of H1N1 in pregnant women in Colombia during the pandemic. He is an expert collaborator for the Global Burden of Disease study with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.  He is working to identify the severity profile of some vector-borne diseases in children, including dengue and chikungunya.


2013 |  Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia  |  MSc

2008 |  Universidad de Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia          |  MD

Selected Publications

1. Paternina-Caicedo ÁJ, Alcalá-Cerra G, Paillier-Gonzales J, Romero-Zarante ÁM, Alvis-Guzmán N. Agreement between three definitions of metabolic syndrome in hypertensivepatients. Revista de Salud Pública. 2009;11(6):898-908.

2. Castañeda-Orjuela C, Alvis-Guzmán N, Paternina AJ, De la Hoz-Restrepo F. Cost effectiveness of the introduction of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in elderly Colombian population. Vaccine. 2011.
3. Alvis-Guzman N, Orozco-Africano J, Paternina-Caicedo A, Coronell-Rodríguez W, Alvis-Estrada L, Jervis-Jálabe D, et al. Treatment costs of diarrheal disease and all-cause pneumonia among children under-5 years of age in Colombia. Vaccine. 2013;31:C58-C62.
4. De la Hoz-Restrepo F, Castañeda-Orjuela C, Paternina A, Alvis-Guzman N. Systematic review of incremental non-vaccine cost estimates used in cost-effectiveness analysis on the introduction of rotavirus and pneumococcal vaccines. Vaccine. 2013;31:C80-C7.
5. Paternina-Caicedo A, De la Hoz-Restrepo F, Gamboa-Garay O, Castañeda-Orjuela C, Velandia-González M, Alvis-Guzmán N. How cost effective is universal varicella vaccination in developing countries? A case-study from Colombia. Vaccine. 2013;31(2):402-9.

6. Cotes-Cantillo K, Paternina-Caicedo A, Coronell-Rodríguez W, Alvis-Guzmán N, Parashar UD, Patel M, et al. Effectiveness of the monovalent rotavirus vaccine in Colombia: A case-control study. Vaccine. 2014; 32(25):3035-40.

7. Kassebaum NJ, Bertozzi-Villa A, Coggeshall MS, Shackelford KA, Steiner C, Heuton KR, et al. Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990–2013:a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.The Lancet. 2014.
8. Peláez-Carvajal D, Cotes-Cantillo K, Paternina-Caicedo A, Gentsch J, de la Hoz-Restrepo F, Patel M. Characterization of rotavirusgenotypes before and after the introduction of a monovalent rotavirus vaccine in Colombia. Journal of Medical Virology. 2014;86(6):1083-6.
9. Rojas-Suarez J, Paternina-Caicedo A, Cuevas L, Angulo S, Cifuentes R, Parra E, et al. Maternal mortality due to pandemic influenza A H1N1 2009 virus in Colombia. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 2014;42(1):19-26.
10. Paternina-Caicedo A, De la Hoz-Restrepo F, Alvis-Guzmán N. Epidemiological and economic impact of monovalent and pentavalent rotavirus vaccines in low and middle income countries: A cost- effectiveness modeling analysis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 Jul; 34(7):e176-84.
11. Naghavi M, Wang H, Lozano R, Davis A, Liang X, Zhou M, et al. Global, regional, and national age-sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990-2013. The Lancet. 2015;385(9963):117-71.
12. Paternina-Caidedo A, Parashar UD, Alvis-Guzman N, DeOliveira LH,
Castano-Zuluaga A, Cotes-Cantillo K, et al. Effect of rotavirus vaccine on
childhood diarrhea mortality in five Latin American countries. Vaccine.
13. Pinzón-Redondo H, Paternina-Caicedo A, Barrios-Redondo K, Zarate-Vergara A, Tirado-Pérez I, Fortich R, et al. Risk Factors for Severity of Chikungunya in Children: A Prospective Assessment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Mar 15.

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