Lourdes Cantarero Arevalo
Social and Clinical Pharmacy
Universitetsparken 2, 2100 København Ø, Building: 17-4-418
I am an economist and a public health professional working for the Social and Clinical Pharmacy Research Group.
In 2013 I received my PhD in Health Sciences from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. I also hold a Master in International Cooperation for Development from Complutense University, Madrid and a Post-graduate in International Politics from Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. I have worked for 10 years as a consultant for the European Commission (EuropeAid) and for the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Europe.
With the Socioeconomic and Gender Determinants of Health as theoretical framework, I use registers, surveys and qualitative-based methods to understand how sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors that influence access to and use of complex medicines regimes among children, adolescents and young people.
I am testing and adapting participatory research methods that can enhance young people’s involvement in research while at the same time having a beneficial effect for them. Currently in charge of organizing the Nordic Social Pharmacy and Health Service Research Conference to be held in Denmark in June 2019.
Selected research projects I am currently working on:
- Testing research methods to enhance self-management of chronic conditions among adolescents and young people
- Investigating knowledge, perceptions and attitudes about antiobitics in low and middle income countries
- Designing evidence-based interventions to promote appropriate use of antibiotics among vulnerable groups
Primary fields of research
- Socioeconomic and gender determinants of children's and young people health and healthcare
- Ethnic differences in use of complex medicines regimes among children, adolescents and young adults
- Gender, ethnicity and religion and their links to use of and access to medicines
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