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Cynthia Perez
Title Dr.
Faculty Rank Professor
Degree Ph.D.
Institution University of Puerto Rico
Department Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Clusters Cardiovascular and Related Diseases
Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
UPR- Medical Sciences Campus
School of Public Health Office A-466B
P.O. Box 365067
City San Juan
State PR
Postal Code 00936-5067
Telephone (787)758-2525 ext. 1470
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  Area of Expertise: epidemiologia de diabetes, sindrome metabolico y hepatitis C.

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1. Diaz-Zabala HJ, Ortiz AP, Garland L, Jones K, Perez CM, Mora E, Arroyo N, Oleksyk TK, Echenique M, Matta JL, Dean M, Dutil J. A Recurrent BRCA2 Mutation Explains the Majority of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Cases in Puerto Rico. Cancers (Basel). 2018 Nov 02; 10(11).
2. Soto-Salgado M, Colón-López V, Perez C, Muñoz-Masso C, Marrero E, Suárez E, Ortiz AP. Same-Sex Behavior and its Relationship with Sexual and Health-Related Practices Among a Population-Based Sample of Women in Puerto Rico: Implications for Cancer Prevention and Control. Int J Sex Health. 2016; 28(4):296-305.
3. Rivera R, Andriankaja OM, Perez CM, Joshipura K. Relationship between periodontal disease and asthma among overweight/obese adults. J Clin Periodontol. 2016 07; 43(7):566-71.
4. Pérez CM, Soto-Salgado M, Suárez E, Guzmán M, Ortiz AP. High Prevalence of Diabetes and Prediabetes and Their Coexistence with Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Hispanic Community. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Aug; 17(4):1002-9.
5. Pérez CM, Ortiz AP, Fuentes-Mattei E, Velázquez-Torres G, Santiago D, Giovannetti K, Bernabe R, Lee MH, Yeung SC. High prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factors in Hispanic adolescents: correlations with adipocytokines and markers of inflammation. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Oct; 16(5):865-73.
6. Pérez CM, Sánchez H, Ortiz AP. Prevalence of overweight and obesity and their cardiometabolic comorbidities in Hispanic adults living in Puerto Rico. J Community Health. 2013 Dec; 38(6):1140-6.
7. Acevedo A, Diaz Y, Perez CM, Garau M, Baron J, Cruz-Correa M. Diabetes Mellitus and Colorectal Neoplasia. J Cancer Ther. 2012 Nov 01; 3(6A):859-865.
8. Pérez CM, Ortiz AP, Guzmán M, Suárez E. Distribution and correlates of the metabolic syndrome in adults living in the San Juan Metropolitan Area of Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2012 Sep; 31(3):114-22.
9. Pérez CM, Marrero E, Meléndez M, Adrovet S, Colón H, Ortiz AP, Soto-Salgado M, Albizu C, Torres EA, Suárez E. Seroepidemiology of viral hepatitis, HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in the household population aged 21-64 years in Puerto Rico. BMC Infect Dis. 2010 Mar 23; 10:76.
10. Pérez CM, Marrero E, Meléndez M, Adrovet S, Colón H, Albizu C, Torres EA, Ortiz AP, Suárez E. Feasibility of collecting biologic specimens in population-based surveys: experiences from the epidemiology of hepatitis C in the household, adult population of Puerto Rico study. P R Health Sci J. 2010 Mar; 29(1):18-25.

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