Rolando Herrero Acosta Section Head
Prevention and Implementation Group

Speciality: Epidemiology
Year Degree Major Institution Country/Town
1996 PhD Epidemiology Karolinska Institute Sweden / Stockholm
1987 Medical Oncology Specialist Medical Oncology Universidad de Costa Rica Costa Rica / San José
1981 MD Medicine Universidad de Costa Rica Costa Rica / San José
Current Research Projects

Multicentric human papillomavirus screening and triage study (the ESTAMPA study)
Rolando Herrero, Maribel Almonte, Catterina Ferreccio, Jose Jerónimo, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Raúl Murillo, Gloria Sánchez

HPV Vaccine Trial in Costa Rica (CVT)
Rolando Herrero, Allan Hildesheim, Paula González, Ana Cecilia Rodriguez, Aimee Kreimer,

Gastrointestinal cancer prevention study by predicting atrophic gastritis and colorectal lesions (GISTAR study)
Marcis Leja, Jin Young Park, Inga Upmace, Victor Pasechnikov, Olof Nyren, Rustam Abdulhakov, Anna Belkovets, Vladislav Tsukanov, Sergey Pimanov

Selected Publications

Kreimer AR, González P, Katki HA, Porras C, Schiffman M, Rodriguez AC, Solomon D, Jiménez S, Schiller JT, Lowy DR, van Doorn LJ, Struijk L, Quint W, Chen S, Wacholder S, Hildesheim A, Herrero R; CVT Vaccine Group (2011) Efficacy of a bivalent HPV 16/18 vaccine against anal HPV 16/18 infection among young women: a nested analysis within the Costa Rica Vaccine Trial. Lancet Oncology Vol. 12 : 862-70

Herrero R, Wacholder S, Rodríguez AC, Solomon D, González P, Kreimer AR, Porras C, Schussler J, Jiménez S, Sherman ME, Quint W, Schiller JT, Lowy DR, Schiffman M, Hildesheim A, Costa Rica Vaccine Trial (CVT) Group (2011) Prevention of persistent Human Papillomavirus infection by an HPV16/18 vaccine: a community-based randomized clinical trial in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Cancer Discovery Vol. 1 : 408-19

Greenberg ER, Anderson GL, Morgan DR, Torres J, Chey WD, Bravo LE, Dominguez RL, Ferreccio C, Herrero R, Lazcano-Ponce EC, Meza-Montenegro MM, Peña R, Peña EM, Salazar-Martínez E, Correa P, Martínez ME, Valdivieso M, Goodman GE, Crowley JJ, Baker LH (2011) 14-day triple, 5-day concomitant, and 10-day sequential therapies for Helicobacter pylori infection in seven Latin American sites: a randomised trial. The Lancet Vol.378 : 507-14

Herrero R, Hildesheim A, Rodríguez AC, Wacholder S, Bratti C, Solomon D, González P, Porras C, Jiménez S, Guillen D, Morales J, Alfaro M, Cyr J, Morrisey K, Estrada Y, Cortés B, Morera LA, Freer E, Schussler J, Schiller J, Lowy D, Schiffman M; Costa Rica Vaccine Trial (CVT) Group (2008) Rationale and design of a community-based double-blind randomized clinical trial of an HPV 16 and 18 vaccine in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Vaccine Vol. 26 : 4795-808

Herrero R, Castle PE, Schiffman M, Bratti MC, Hildesheim A, Morales J, Alfaro M, Sherman ME, Wacholder S, Chen S, Rodriguez AC, Burk RD (2005) Epidemiologic profile of type-specific human papillomavirus infection and cervical neoplasia in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol. 191 : 1796-807

Scientific Societies Membership

Colegio de Medicos y Cirujuanos, Costa Rica

International Papillomavirus Society

HPV International Conference Scientific Committee

Prizes, Honours

Honor Roll, Universidad de Costa Rica, 1975 to 1982
Alumno de Honor, Medical School, Second average, Universidad de Costa Rica, 1982
Premio Institucional en Investigacion Cientifica 1990, Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social
Fred L. Soper Award, 1991@, for significant contributions to the literature on Health in Latin America, Pan American Health Foundation
Member of the Costa Rican National Academy of Sciences, 2002