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Wanda I. Figueroa-Cosme

Faculty RankAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversidad Central Del Caribe
AddressPO Box 60327
Bayamon PR 00960-6032
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    TitleIRB Chair
    InstitutionComprehensive Cancer Center UPR

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    1977 - 1981Cum Laude- BS Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico

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    I am a pediatrician who participated as Principal Investigator of one of Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group (PACTG) research sites from 1999-2002. As part of this effort, I developed skills in therapy administration for pediatric AIDS clinical trials. I was the Co-Principal Investigator of a pilot project from Retrovirus Research Center known as ASUMA project. This in was an HIV prevention program for early adolescents and their parents. Also, I was Principal Investigator of an individual pilot project funded by the Puerto Rico Comprehensive Center for Study of HIV Disparities (PR-CCHD) that studies communication about sexuality between HIV positive mothers and their adolescent’s daughters. This effort leads the development of a dyad communication about sexuality scale culturally sensitive for the Puerto Rican population. Currently, I am the Co-Principal Investigator of the Data Management and Statistical Research Support Unit (DMSRSU). I am the Principal Investigator of a community-based participatory research intervention for the prevention of HIV for Puerto Rican women funded by the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC). I am also an Associate Professor at Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine (UCC). As part of my academic duties, I impart some lectures in the Clinical Research course for medical students. I have been a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) since 2002; this experience had increased my knowledge in investigational techniques and the regulatory requirements for Research in Human Subjects. I am also a research advocate for the key function of the Regulatory and Knowledge Unit of the PRCTRC. Actually, I am a chairperson for the IRB of Comprehensive Cancer Center of the UPR.

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    1. Figueroa-Cosme WI, Miranda-Díaz C, López-Córdova NM, Capriles JA, Velez CN, Santiago LE, Zorrilla C. The birds and the bees: do Puerto Rican mothers and daughters talk about sex? Arch Clin Med Case Rep. 2018; 2(6):190-205. PMID: 30984915.
    2. Figueroa-Cosme WI, Miranda-Díaz C, Lopez-Cordova NM, Capriles JA, Velez CN, E. Santiago LE, Zorrilla C. . Arch Clin Med Case Rep. The Birds and the Bees: Do Puerto Rican Mothers and Daughters Talk about Sex?. 2018; 6(2):190-205.
    3. Noboa-Ortega P, Figueroa-Cosme WI, Feldman-Soler A, Miranda-Díaz C. Implementing a Randomized Controlled Trial through a Community-Academia Partnered Participatory Research: Arte con Salud Research-Informed Intervention. P R Health Sci J. 2017 06; 36(2):86-91. PMID: 28622405.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. Fernandez-Santos DM, Miranda-Diaz C, Figueroa-Cosme WI, Ramon RO, Mayor AM, Rios-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. Impact of ASUMA Intervention on HIV Risk Behaviors among Puerto Rican Adolescents. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Dec 23; 13(1):ijerph13010060. PMID: 26703684.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Fernández-Santos DM, Figueroa-Cosme WI, Miranda C, Maysonet J, Mayor-Becerra AM, Hunter-Mellado RF. HIV-infection Impact, Awareness and Social Implications of living with HIV/AIDS. Barros E editor. Chapter 10, Prevention Strategies for HIV Infection Risk Reduction Among Hispanic/Latino Adolescents. 2011; 183-200.
    6. Figueroa-Cosme WI, Miranda C, Fernandez DM, Maysonet J, Ramon RO. Gender differences in social and developmental factors affecting Puerto Rican adolescents during the early stage. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2010 Jul-Sep; 102(3):35-41. PMID: 23875519.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Figueroa-Cosme WI, López-Córdova NM, Capriles-Quiros JA. Mothers of adolescent girls: comparing HIV positive and HIV negative women. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 1):S1-127-30. PMID: 20521400.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Lopez-Cordova NM, Figueroa-Cosme WI, Capriles JA. Recruitment of HIV positive and negative women in Puerto Rico: the experiences of a research team. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 1):S1-155-7. PMID: 20521406.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Fernández Santos DM, Figueroa-Cosme WI, Gómez Mde L, Maysonet-Cruz J, Miranda-Díaz C, Septúlveda-Santiago M, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. Changes in developmental factors and HIV risk behaviors among early adolescents in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 1):S1-122-6. PMID: 20521399.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Jiménez-González C, Santini V, Figueroa Cosme WI, Parilla Idel C. Do parents know about the adverse effects of passive smoking and the relationship with respiratory illness on their children? Bol Asoc Med P R. 2008 Apr-Jun; 100(2):39-46. PMID: 19227729.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. Nazario Rodriguez IJ, Figueroa WI, Rosado J, Parrilla Idel C. Perception of parents regarding their children's weight. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2008 Apr-Jun; 100(2):33-8. PMID: 19227728.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Fernández DM, Figueroa WI, Gómez Mde L, Maysonet J, Olivares ER, Hunter RF. Changes in HIV/AIDS knowledge among early adolescents in Puerto Rico. Ethn Dis. 2008; 18(2 Suppl 2):S2-146-50. PMID: 18646338.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Fernández DM, Gómez Mde L, Figueroa W, Velázquez M, Báez DV, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter RF. A comparison of the sociodemographic, risk-behavior, and substance-abuse profile of young vs older HIV-infected Puerto Rican patients. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 5):S5-25-9. PMID: 16315378.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Rodríguez, J.W., Figueroa, W.I., Pérez-Casanova, A.E., Machado, M. Pagán, N.O., Ríos, Z., García, O., Cubano, L.A., Alonso, O., Hunter, R., Ríos-Olivares, E. . Immunological Dynomics of CD8+ T-lympocytes During HIV Infection and Its Association with Disease Progression. Immunology. 2004; 215-221.
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