Esperanza Romero Rodriguez, MD, MSc
Dr. Romero is a clinical investigator from Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Spain and a NIDA INVEST/CTN Research Fellow at Boston University School of Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Saitz. Previously, she collaborated on the European research project ODHIN (Optimizing delivery of health care interventions) during her stay in the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield (UK), under the mentorship of Dr. Petra Meier. She also addressed alcohol trends in pregnancy at the National Centre of Epidemiology, Institute of Health Carlos III, Spain. Dr. Romero has experience conducting quantitative and qualitative studies among people with alcohol use disorder. She is also pursuing her PhD with a thesis related to unhealthy alcohol use among Spanish primary care providers. Her current research focuses on the associations between drug use, heavy drinking, alcohol consequences, and health-related quality of life.
MD, University of Granada, Spain
Additional Pre-Fellowship Training and Experience:
Residency in Family Medicine: Family Medicine Teaching Unit/ Reina Sofia University Hospital, Cordoba, Spain
Master’s Degree in Research Methodology in Health Sciences. University of Cordoba, Spain
Master’s Degree in Translational Biomedical Research. University of Cordoba, Spain
Master’s Degree in Emergency Medicine. Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES)/ University of Barcelona, Spain
Master’s Degree in Primary Care. Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians/University of Barcelona, Spain
Clinical Investigator, Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC)/ Reina Sofia Hospital/ University of Cordoba, Spain
Emergency doctor/Primary care physician, Critical Care Unit and Primary Care Clinic, National Health System, Spain
Pre-Fellowship Related Publications:
Romero-Rodríguez E, Pérula de Torres LA, Leiva-Cepas F, et al. Knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices of primary health care professionals towards alcohol use: A national, cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE. 2019; 14(5):e0216199. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216199.
Angus C, Li J, Romero-Rodriguez E, Anderson P, Parrot S, Brennan A. Cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve delivery of brief interventions for heavy drinking in primary care: results from the ODHIN trial. Eur J Public Health. 2019; 29(2):219-225.
Romero-Rodríguez E, de Torres LP, Fernández García J, Roldán Villalobos A, Ruiz Moral R, Parras Rejano JM. Impact of a primary care training program on the prevention and management of unhealthy alcohol use: A quasi-experimental study. Patient Educ Couns. 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.05.019 (In press)
Romero-Rodríguez E, Pérula de Torres LÁ, Fernández García JÁ, Parras Rejano JM, Roldán Villalobos A, Camarelles Guillén F. Alcohol consumption in Spanish primary health care providers: a national, cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2019; 9:e024211. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024211
Romero Rodríguez E, Pérula de Torres LÁ, Linares Ruiz A, Fernández García JÁ, Parras Rejano JM, Roldán Villalobos A. Effectiveness of training programs on alcohol consumption in the Primary Care setting: Systematic review. Aten Primaria. 2018; S0212-6567(18)30134-3. doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2018.07.004
Campiñez Navarro M, Pérula de Torres LÁ, Bosch Fontcuberta JM, Barragán Brun N, Arbonies Ortiz JC, Novo Rodríguez JM… Romero Rodríguez E. Measuring the quality of motivational interviewing in primary health care encounters: The development and validation of the motivational interviewing assessment scale (MIAS). Eur J Gen Pract. 2016; 22(3):182-8.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) INVEST/Clinical Trial Network (CTN) Research Fellowship, US
Best Research Project Award in Primary Care, Spanish Society of Primary Care Physicians (SEMERGEN), Spain
Francesc Borrell Scholarship, Spanish Society of Family Medicine (semFYC), Spain
Best Research Project Award, Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Spain
PhD grant to get the International Mention in the doctoral degree, University of Cordoba, Spain
Isabel Fernandez Thesis Award, Andalusian Society of Family Medicine (samFYC), Spain
World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/ Family Physicians (WONCA) Europe Conference Travelling Scholarship
Fellowship Research Project: The association between drug use (marijuana, cocaine) and alcohol use disorder outcomes in general hospital inpatients.
Mentor: Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM