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Francisco Javier Bonilla-Escobar, MD, MSc


PhD Student, Clinical Research and Translational Science University of Pittsburgh

Research Associate, CISALVA Institute, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, South America


MD, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia, 2012
MSc, University of Valle, Cali Colombia, 2015

Research Interest  
Regenerative research in ophthalmology
Global health
Epidemiology and public health

Francisco Bonilla-Escobar is a physician with a master’s degree in Epidemiology and is a second year PhD student in Clinical Research and Translational Science at the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE) in the University of Pittsburgh. Francisco is interested in public health and epidemiology research with a special emphasis in low- and middle-income countries in the areas of trauma. Additionally, he is doing research in ophthalmology regarding ocular burns. He wants to pursue a career in translational research and clinical ophthalmology.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Herrera-López ML, Ortega-Lenis D, Medina-Murillo JJ, Fandiño-Losada A, Jaramillo-Molina C, Naranjo-Lujan S, Izquierdo EP, Vanlaar W, Gutiérrez-Martínez MI. Driving under the influence of alcohol in Cali, Colombia: prevalence and consumption patterns, 2013. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. 2015; 23(2): 179-188.
Osorio-Cuéllar GV, Pacichana-Quinayaz SG, Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Fandiño-Losada A, Jaramillo-Molina, C., Gutiérrez-Martínez MI. First motorcycle-exclusive lane (Motovia) in Colombia: perceptions of users in Cali 2012-2013. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion. 2015; Jul 15: 1-7.
Pacichana-Quinayas SG, Osorio-Cuellar G, Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Fandiño-Losada A, Gutiérrez MI. Common Elements Treatment Approach based on a Cognitive Behavioral Intervention: Implementation in the Colombian Pacific. Ciênc. Saúde Coletiva Ciência & Saúde Coletiva. 2016; 21(6): 1947-1956.
Rojas-Mírquez JC, Rodriguez-Zuñiga MJM, Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Garcia-Perdomo HA, Petkov M, Becerra L, Borsook D, Linnman C. Nocebo effect in randomized clinical trials of antidepressants in children and adolescents: systematic review and meta-analysis. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 2014; 8: 375.
Rengifo LM, Herrera M del M, Rincon-Jimenez AL, Bermudez-Pupo AJ, Bonilla-Escobar FJ. Penile Cancer in a Middle-Income Country: 10 Years of Casuistry in a Tertiary Referral Hospital. . 2014; 2(3): 109-14.
Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Gutierrez MI. Injuries are not accidents: Towards a culture of prevention. Colomb Med. 2014; 45(3): 127-30.
Murray LK, Tol W, Jordans M, Sabir G, Amin AM, Bolton P, Bass J, Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Thornicroft G. Dissemination and implementation of evidence based, mental health interventions in post conflict, low resource settings. Intervention. 2014; 12(S1): 94-112.