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Maribel Campos-Rivera
Title Investigator
Faculty Rank Professor
Degree MD MSc MBA
Institution University of Puerto Rico
Department Endowed Health Services Research Center, Dental and Craniofacial Genomics Center, Center for Community Outreach for Health Across the Lifespan
Clusters Cardiovascular and Related Diseases
Community Engagement
Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
PMB 65
PO BOX 70344
State PR
Postal Code 00936
Telephone 787-758-2525 Ext 1136
Fax 787-763-4868
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Title Medical Director
Institution Auxilio Mutuo Hospital
Department Pediactrics
Division Critical Care

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2005 University of Puerto Rico Post Doctoral Masters Scholar
2007 University of Puerto Rico Phase 2 Research Scholar
2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

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  Area of Expertise: Diabetes. Zika. Developmental Origins of Disease.

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Dr. Maribel Campos Rivera is a triple Board Certified Pediatrician with Subspecialty in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine and Diplomate in Obesity Medicine. She holds degrees in Health Care Administration and Clinical Research. Dr. Campos is a Robert Wood Johnson Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Alumni with over 10 years of experience in research ranging form patient outcomes studies to clinical trials. As a Professor of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus she has mentored students at different stages of training in their development as researchers. Her more recent work focuses on the effects of perinatal and early childhood exposures on an individual’s health across the lifespan, and community action projects fostering a culture of health through science education and mindfulness strategies.

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  Research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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2019Dental and Craniofacial Effects of Intrauterine Zika Virus Infection3R21DE027235-02S2
2019Dental and Craniofacial Effects of Intrauterine Zika Virus Infection3R21DE027235-02S3
2018Dental and Craniofacial Effects of Intrauterine Zika Virus Infection5R21DE027235-02
2018Dental and Craniofacial Effects of Intrauterine Zika Virus Infection3R21DE027235-02S1
2017Dental and Craniofacial Effects of Intrauterine Zika Virus Infection1R21DE027235-01

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1. Gibby CLK, Palacios C, Campos M, Graulau RE, Banna J. Acceptability of a text message-based intervention for obesity prevention in infants from Hawai''i and Puerto Rico WIC. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Aug 13; 19(1):291.
2. Graulau RE, Banna J, Campos M, Gibby CLK, Palacios C. Amount, Preparation and Type of Formula Consumed and Its Association with Weight Gain in Infants Participating in the WIC Program in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Nutrients. 2019 Mar 24; 11(3).
3. Trak-Fellermeier MA, Campos M, Meléndez M, Pomeroy J, Palacios C, Rivera-Viñas J, Méndez K, Febo I, Willett W, Gillman MW, Franks PW, Joshipura K. PEARLS randomized lifestyle trial in pregnant Hispanic women with overweight/obesity: gestational weight gain and offspring birthweight. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2019; 12:225-238.
4. Gibby CLK, Palacios C, Campos M, Lim E, Banna J. Breastfeeding Discontinuation Not Associated with Maternal Pregravid BMI But Associated with Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Race in Hawaii and Puerto Rico WIC Participants. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Jan; 23(1):19-29.
5. Gibby CLK, Palacios C, Campos M, Lim E, Banna J. Associations between gestational weight gain and rate of infancy weight gain in Hawai''i and Puerto Rico WIC participants. BMC Obes. 2018; 5:41.
6. Andriankaja OM, Muñoz-Torres FJ, Vivaldi-Oliver J, Leroux BG, Campos M, Joshipura K, Pérez CM. Insulin resistance predicts the risk of gingival/periodontal inflammation. J Periodontol. 2018 05; 89(5):549-557.
7. Palacios C, Campos M, Gibby C, Meléndez M, Lee JE, Banna J. Effect of a Multi-Site Trial using Short Message Service (SMS) on Infant Feeding Practices and Weight Gain in Low-Income Minorities. J Am Coll Nutr. 2018 Sep-Oct; 37(7):605-613.
8. Diaz C, Lin L, Martinez LJ, Eckels KH, Campos M, Jarman RG, De La Barrera R, Lepine E, Toussaint JF, Febo I, Innis BL, Thomas SJ, Schmidt AC. Phase I Randomized Study of a Tetravalent Dengue Purified Inactivated Vaccine in Healthy Adults from Puerto Rico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 05; 98(5):1435-1443.
9. Joshipura KJ, Muñoz-Torres FJ, Campos M, Rivera-Díaz AD, Zevallos JC. Association between within-visit systolic blood pressure variability and development of pre-diabetes and diabetes among overweight/obese individuals. J Hum Hypertens. 2017 12; 32(1):26-33.
10. Banna J, Campos M, Gibby C, Graulau RE, Meléndez M, Reyes A, Lee JE, Palacios C. Multi-site trial using short mobile messages (SMS) to improve infant weight in low-income minorities: Development, implementation, lessons learned and future applications. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 11; 62:56-60.
11. Pérez CM, Muñoz F, Andriankaja OM, Ritchie CS, Martínez S, Vergara J, Vivaldi J, López L, Campos M, Joshipura KJ. Cross-sectional associations of impaired glucose metabolism measures with bleeding on probing and periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol. 2017 02; 44(2):142-149.
12. Ríos EM, Sinigaglia O, Diaz B, Campos M, Palacios C. Development of a Diet Quality Score for Infants and Toddlers and its association with weight. J Nutrit Health Food Sci. 2016; 4(4).
13. Sinigaglia OE, Ríos EM, Campos M, Díaz B, Palacios C. Breastfeeding practices, timing of introduction of complementary beverages and foods and weight status in infants and toddlers participants of a WIC clinic in Puerto Rico. Springerplus. 2016; 5(1):1437.
14. Torres R, Soltero S, Trak MA, Tucker CM, Mendez K, Campos M, Willett W, Melendez M, Gillman MW, Franks PW, Joshipura K, Pomeroy J, Palacios C. Lifestyle modification intervention for overweight and obese Hispanic pregnant women: development, implementation, lessons learned and future applications. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2016 Aug 15; 3:111-116.
15. Rivas-Tumanyan S, Campos M, Zevallos JC, Joshipura KJ. Periodontal disease, hypertension, and blood pressure among older adults in Puerto Rico. J Periodontol. 2013 Feb; 84(2):203-11.
16. Rosa M, Mohammadi A, Campos M, García-García I, Correa-Rivas MS. Congenital EWS/pPNET presenting as a neck mass. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Oct; 53(4):678-9.
17. Campos M, García L, García IE, Rivera C, Valcárcel MI. Rate of weight gain in very-low birth weight Puerto Rican neonates. P R Health Sci J. 2008 Jun; 27(2):141-5.
18. Campos M, Ortiz V, Correa MS, Santiago Borrero PJ, Garcia I, Garcia L, Valcárcel M. Evidenced based management of neonatal hemangiolymphangioma: a case report. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2008 Apr-Jun; 100(2):57-9.
19. Campos M, Reyes G, García L. Comparison of postdischarge growth in adequate for gestational age and small for gestational age very low birthweight infants. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-118-22.

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