Who's Who

Maribel Almonte Pacheco

Group Head

Prevention and Implementation Group

Academic Degrees

2003PhD in Cancer EpidemiologyUniversity College London, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
1999MSc in EpidemiologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
1997Statistical EngineerUniversidad Nacional Agraria La MolinaLimaPeru
1992M.P.H. in BiostatisticsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
1990BSc Statisticsclass prize for ranking firstUniversidad Nacional Agraria La MolinaLimaPeru

Current Research Projects

  • Latin American consortium for cervical cancer prevention.
    Maribel Almonte, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Gloria Sanchez, Jose Jeronimo, Caterina Ferreccio, Rolando Herrero.

  • Evaluation of strategies for the optimal clinical management of women with ASCUS co-investigator
    Gloria Sanchez, Armando Baena, Maribel Almonte, Rolando Herrero, Peter Sasieni.

  • ESTAMPA study (Estudio de TAMizaje y triaje con pruebas de Papillomavirus)
    Maribel Almonte, Rolando Herrero and international collaborators.

  • International Prevalence Surveys of Helicobacter pylori in High and Low Risk Areas for Stomach Cancer (Epidemiological Investigation of Gastric Malignancies - ENIGMA)
    Rolando Herrero, Paula Gonzalez, Maribel Almonte and international collaborators.

Selected Publications

Almonte M, Ferreccio C, Luciani S, Gonzales M, Delgado JM, Santos C, Alvarez M, Cuzick J, Sasieni P. Visual inspection after acetic acid (VIA) is highly heterogeneous in primary cervical screening in Amazonian Peru. PlosOne (in press).

Ronco G, Dillner J, Elfstrom KM, Tunesi S, Snidjers PJF, Arbyn M, Kitchener K, Segnan N, Gilham C, Giorgi-Rossi P, Berkhof J, Peto J, Meijer CJLM, the International HPV screening working group. Efificacy of HPV-based screening for prevention of invasive cervical cancer: follow-up of four European randomised controlled trials. Lancet, in press.

Pereira-Scalabrino A, Almonte M, dos-Santos-Silva I. Country-level correlates of cervical cancer mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean. Salud Publica Mex. 55(1):5-15.

Almonte M, Ferreccio C, Gonzales M, Delgado JM, Buckley CH, Luciani S, Robles SC, Winkler JL, Tsu VD, Jeronimo J, Cuzick J, Sasieni P. Risk factors for high-risk human papillomavirus infection and co-factors for high-grade cervical disease in Peru. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 21(9):1654-63.

Almonte M, dos Santos Silva I, Asare A, Gilham C, Sargent A, Bailey A, Turner A, Desai M, Kitchener H, Peto J. Sexual behaviour and HPV infection in British women, by postal questionnaires and telephone interviews. J M Virol. 83(7): 1238-46. Epub 2011 Apr 22.