Rosalba Rojas, MD, PhD

Chief of the Department of Methods in Public Health, Center for Population Health Research

National Institute of Public Health, Mexico


Rosalba Rojas-Martínez, MD, PhD, is an epidemiologist and Chief of the Department of Methods in Public Health in the Center for Population Health Research at the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  Dr. Rojas-Martínez received her MD from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana plantel Xochimilco in Mexico.  She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States.  Her research work includes chronic disease epidemiology and environmental health epidemiology. In the last ten years she focused her work in the study of risk factors and comorbidities of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. She is author or co-author of thirty-one papers relating those non-communicable diseases. She has been working with some epidemiologist and clinical colleges analyzing non-communicable diseases in the last four Mexican National Health Surveys.

Project Title: Design of a risk score for developing diabetes in the Mexican population