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MARIA PAULINA CORREA BURROWS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Universidad de Chile

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


1) Biopsychosocial determinants of obesity/cardiometabolic risk; 2) Stochastic models in the epidemiology of chronic diseases; 3) Role of nutrition/exercise on cognitive and educational outcomes; 4) Decision-Science Approach to Health-Behavior Change

Educación

  •  INFORMATION SCIENCES, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID. España, 2003
  •  SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID. España, 2005
  •  APPLIED ECONOMICS, UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS. España, 2011
  •  SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID. España, 2008

Experiencia Académica

  •   PREDOCTORAL FELLOW Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

    INFORMATION SCIENCES

    MADRID, España

    2004 - 2008

  •   POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

    SOCIAL SCIENCES AND LAW

    MADRID, España

    2009 - 2012

  •   POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION & FOOD TECHNOLOGY

    SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

    2013 - 2014

  •   ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION & FOOD TECHNOLOGY

    SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

    2014 - 2017

  •   ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION & FOOD TECHNOLOGY

    SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

    2018 - 2020

  •   ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION & FOOD TECHNOLOGY

    SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   PREDOCTORAL FELLOW Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

    MADRID, España

    2004 - 2008

  •   POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

    MADRID, España

    2009 - 2012

  •   POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

    2013 - 2014

  •   ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

    2014 - 2020

  •   ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Supervision of MSc dissertations

2019. Title: Validity Assessment of Abdominal Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Young Adults from a Birth Cohort. Student: Carmen Gloria Güichapani Oyarzún. Program: MSc in Nutrition & Food Sciences (Clinical Nutrition: Adults). Institution: Universidad de Chile. Dissertation: March 2019. Cum Laude

2018. Title: Status of iron and calcium and their association with nutritional status in adolescents of mid-to-low socioeconomic level. Student: Carmen Gloria Güichapani Oyarzún. Program: MSc in Nutrition & Food Sciences (Pediatric Clinical Nutrition). Institution: Universidad de Chile. Dissertation: May 2018. Cum Laude

2018. Title: An economic evaluation of supplementation with calcium, vitamin D, zinc, and iron on bone mineral density and vitamin D status in adolescents from Santiago: a cost-effectiveness study. Student: Verónica Román Egúsquiza. Program: MSc in Nutrition & Food Sciences (Health Promotion). Institution: Universidad de Chile. Dissertation: March 2018. Cum Laude

2018. Title: Lifestyles in Chilean adolescents of medium-low socioeconomic level and their relationship with academic behavior. Students: Angélica Torres Sepúlveda. Program: MSc in Nutrition & Food Sciences (Health Promotion). Institution: Universidad de Chile. Dissertation: March 2018.

2017. Title: Academic performance in obese children and adolescents: Association with the magnitude of obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome. Estudiante: Yanina Rodríguez Letelier. Program: MSc in Nutrition & Food Sciences (Pediatric Clinical Nutrition). Institution: Universidad de Chile. Dissertation: July 2017.

2017. Title: Can overnutrition modify the expression of the insulin resistance phenotype in adolescents with a family history of T2DM? Student: Valeria de Toro Navarrete. Program: MSc in Nutrition & Food Sciences (Pediatric Clinical Nutrition). Institution: Universidad de Chile. Dissertation: June 2017. Cum Laude

2016. Title: Metabolic and cardiovascular profile of children under 10 years of age attending an obesity clinic. Student: Trigal Mora Rodríguez. Program: MSc in Nutrition & Food Sciences (Pediatric Clinical Nutrition). Institution: Universidad de Chile. Dissertation: December 2016. Cum Laude

Supervision of research stays (postgraduate level)

2018. Brianna Reid. PhD student of Developmental Psychology from the University of Minnesota's Institute of Child Development. During her 6-months-stay in my lab, she conducted research on the Santiago Longitudinal Study as part of her training to obtain a doctoral minor in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She completed her PhD in 2020 and she is currently a STAR T32-funded postdoctoral fellow at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

2017. Evaline Cheng. MD student at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. At the time of her stay in my lab, Dr. Cheng was a 2nd year MD student. During her 9-months-stay in my lab, she conducted epidemiological research in the Santiago Longitudinal Study resulting in two research papers, one of them as lead author. Now she is a 2nd year resident at the UCLA Internal Medicine Program.

2016. Elissa Kim. MD student at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. At the time of her stay in my lab, Dr. Kim was a 3rd year MD student. During her 9-months-stay in my lab, she conducted epidemiological research in the Santiago Longitudinal Study resulting in one research paper. She then joined the Pediatrics Program of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in Denver, as a resident fellow.

Supervision of research stays (pregraduate level)

Since 2015 I have served as a mentor for the University of Michigan Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT). This is a collaborative program involving US universities and the NIH Fogarty International Center. The program provides funds for international summer research experiences to qualified students from institutions across the United States. Fellowships aim to provide research training in social sciences, behavioral sciences, and public health.

2015. Kamaria Washington, 3 months stay, University of Michigan School of Kinesiology
2017. Kristal del Valle, 3 months stay, University of Michigan School of Public Health
2018. Isabella Rios, 3 months stay, University of Michigan School of Public Health
2019. Kimberly Fitzgerald, 3 months stay, University of Michigan School of Public Health.


Difusión y Transferencia


Throughout my academic career, I have made a special effort to transfer my work at the university to non-academic audiences through participation in seminars, congresses, symposia, and courses organized by INTA. Since mid-2020, I served as Assistant Director for Community Outreach & Science Communication at INTA-Universidad de Chile. The following is a selection of the community outreach and knowledge transfer activities I have developed since moving back to Chile :

• 2014 to date. Professional Development Course on Childhood Obesity: epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapeutic approach. Organized by INTA's Directorate of Community Outreach & Science Communication, University of Chile. The course is given three times a year.
• Speaker at conferences, seminars and simposia organized by the following Chilean universities: Universidad de la Frontera (Temuco) (2019), Universidad del Desarrollo (Santiago) (2018), Universidad de Atacama (Copiapó) (2015) and Universidad de Talca (2013, 2014).
• Speaker at conferences organized by the following Chilean scientific societies: Chilean Society of Cardiology (2017) and Chilean Society of Pediatrics (Adolescence Branch) (2016).
. Involvement in outreach activities organized by the Chilean Society of Endocrinology and Diabetes (SOCHED) and the Chilean Nutrition Society (SOCHINUT).
• Consultant to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education (JUNAEB) on integrating the relationship between academic performance and healthy lifestyles in public policy design. The Ministry of Education has recognized my leadership on this issue by incorporating changes in the basic education curricula, including this relationship in the Natural Sciences books.
• In 2020, Editorial Santillana chose me to be part of the 'Protagonistas de la Ciencia' section in the 3rd-grade Natural Sciences book within the Healthy Food Unit. The section highlights Chilean scientists' work and gave special attention to my work on the impact of diet quality on school performance. I consider this recognition of particular relevance as it denotes an actual contribution of my work to support policymaking.
• Since 2017, I collaborate with Cinco al Día Chile by giving workshops on healthy lifestyles and school performance to public schools in rural areas, including the districts of Melipilla, María Pinto, and Curacaví, as part of the activities of the Colación BKN program. These workshops are aimed to teachers, parents, and students.
• Since 2019, I have been a technical consultant of Cinco a Día Chile to support the assessment of school health intervention in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. Cinco al Día Chile is an advocacy organization that was instrumental for the WHO to declare 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV2021). Very much of my work as a consultant served to raise awareness of and directing policy attention to the nutritional and health benefits of fruit and vegetable consumption.
• Since 2017, I have worked with several municipal corporations, through the health and education departments, to encourage parents and teachers to promote healthy lifestyles through their impact on school performance. Particularly, I'd like to mention the collaboration with the municipal corporations of María Pinto, Curacaví, Melipilla, and Estación Central. In 2019, I was invited by the Municipal Corporation of Melipilla to give a conference on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity in academic performance in the celebration of World Food Day.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Extraordinary Doctoral Award to the best PhD Dissertation

    UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

    España, 2010

    The extraordinary doctoral awards distinguish outstanding Ph.D. dissertations. Each academic year at least one extraordinary award is granted per knowledge area. The following merits are considered in evaluating the candidates: the doctoral thesis and the particular circumstances that may have occurred during its completion (20%); publications in which the results of the doctoral dissertation appear (70%); other merits directly related to the dissertation (10%).

  •   Novo Nordisk Pediatric Endocrinology Research Award

    Chilean Society of Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Chile, 2013

    Award for the best research work presented by a member of SOCHED at the IX World Pediatric Endocrinology Conference (Milan, Italy, 2013). Title: Insulin Resistance and cardiovascular risk in Chilean adolescents of mid-low SES. Authors: Burrows R, Correa P, Reyes M, Blanco E, Albala C, Gahagan S. Published in Hormone Research in Paediatrics 2013, Vol. 80, Suppl. 1: 278. DOI: 10.1159 / 000354130. Date: April 2013.

  •   Novo Nordisk Pediatric Endocrinology Research Award

    Chilean Society of Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Chile, 2014

    Award for the best research work presented by a member of SOCHED at the 40th Conference of the Intl. Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (Toronto, Canada, 2014). Title: Insulin Resistance and family history of type-2 diabetes in adolescents with and without obesity. Authors: Burrows R, Correa P, Reyes M, Albala C, Gahagan S. Published in Paediatrics Diabetes 2014, Vol. 15, Suppl. 19: 106.

  •   Hormone Research Award

    Latin-American Society of Pediatric Endocrinology

    México, 2014

    Granted to the best basic, clinical or translational work presented at the SLEP Annual Meeting. Title: Leptin resistance is associated with low academic performance in Chilean adolescents. By: Burrows R, Correa P, Reyes M, Blanco E, Gahagan S. Published in Hormone Res Ped, 2014, 82(s.2): 1.

  •   Hormone Research Award

    Latin-American Society of Pediatric Endocrinology

    Argentina, 2016

    Granted to the best basic, clinical or translational work presented at the SLEP Annual Meeting. Title: Cardiometabolic health is associated with the chances of high school completion in a Chilean Birth Cohort. By: Correa P, Rodriguez Y, Blanco E, Gahagan S, Burrows R. Published in Hormone Res Ped, 2016, 84(s.2): 1.

  •   Recognition for contribution to research

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 2016

    This distinction recognizes the academics who made outstanding contributions to research, innovation, and artistic creation during the year. I received the honor for being granted a FONDECYT Regular Research in the 2016 call for grants, with my proposal assessed in the top 10.

  •   Malaspina International Young Scholars Award

    International Life Science Institute

    Estados Unidos, 2017

    The award aims to distinguish early-career investigators working on Nutrition, Toxicology, Food Safety and Environmental Sciences. Only one investigator is selected per continent. As part of this honor, I was invited to present results to the ILSI Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, USA.

  •   Endocrinology Research Award

    Chilean Society of Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Chile, 2019

    Honor granted to the best oral communication on endocrinology and diabetes presented at an international conference. Title: BMI trajectory from birth to adulthood and its association with pancreatic beta-cell function in early adulthood. By: Burrows R, Correa P, Rogan J, Bunout D, Barrera G, Blanco E, Gahagan S.


 

Article (36)

Adjusting ferritin concentrations for non-clinical inflammation in adolescents with overweight or obesity
Dynamic relationships between body fat and circulating adipokine levels from adolescence to young adulthood: The Santiago Longitudinal Study
Early life adversity is associated with poor iron status in infancy
Multiple events case–control study in a prospective cohort to identify systemic, cellular, and molecular biomarkers of obesity-induced accelerated aging in 30-years-olds: the ObAGE study protocol
Nontrivial and Anomalous Transport on Weighted Complex Networks
Eating behavior and body composition in Chilean young adults
Obesity relates to the impairment of pancreatic beta-cell function in early adulthood, independent of age at obesity onset: findings from the Santiago Longitudinal Study
Pedestrian flow in two dimensions: Optimal psychological stress leads to less evacuation time and decongestion
Resolving early obesity leads to a cardiometabolic profile within normal ranges at 23 years old in a two-decade prospective follow-up study
Accuracy of a semiquantitative ultrasound method to determine liver fat infiltration: Association with Cardiometabolic Health Profile in Early Adulthood
BMI Trajectories from Birth to 23 Years by Cardiometabolic Risks in Young Adulthood
Childhood socioeconomic hardship, family conflict, and young adult hypertension: The Santiago Longitudinal Study
Sensitive periods for psychosocial risk in childhood and adolescence and cardiometabolic outcomes in young adulthood
Stability and robustness of asymptotic autocatalytic systems
Validity assessment of the single-point insulin sensitivity estimator (spise) for diagnosis of cardiometabolic risk in post-pubertal hispanic adolescents
A waist-to-height ratio of 0.54 is a good predictor of metabolic syndrome in 16-year-old male and female adolescents
Cardiometabolic health in adolescence and its association with educational outcomes
Light smoking is associated with metabolic syndrome risk factors in Chilean young adults
Long-term vs. recent-onset obesity: their contribution to cardiometabolic risk in adolescence
Pathways to inflammation in adolescence through early adversity, childhood depressive symptoms, and body mass index: A prospective longitudinal study of Chilean infants
Unpredictability in pedestrian flow: The impact of stochasticity and anxiety in the event of an emergency
Increased adiposity as a potential risk factor for lower academic performance: A cross-sectional study in chilean adolescents from low-to-middle socioeconomic background
Patients With Fragile X Syndrome Attending a Specialized Centre in Chile: Parent Satisfaction, Costs and Adherence
Low muscle mass is associated with cardiometabolic risk regardless of nutritional status in adolescents: A cross-sectional study in a Chilean birth cohort
Physically active Chilean school kids perform better in language and mathematics
Snacking Quality Is Associated with Secondary School Academic Achievement and the Intention to Enroll in Higher Education: A Cross-Sectional Study in Adolescents from Santiago, Chile
High cardiometabolic risk in healthy Chilean adolescents: associations with anthropometric, biological and lifestyle factors
Leptin status in adolescence is associated with academic performance in high school: a cross-sectional study in a Chilean birth cohort
Nutritional quality of diet and academic performance in Chilean students [Qualité nutritionnelle de l’alimentation et résultats scolaires des lycéens chiliens] [Calidad nutricional de la dieta y rendimiento académico de los estudiantes chilenos]
Healthy Chilean Adolescents with HOMA-IR >= 2.6 Have Increased Cardiometabolic Risk: Association with Genetic, Biological, and Environmental Factors
Achievement in mathematics and language is linked to regular physical activity: a population study in Chilean youth
Brain development and scholastic achievement in the Education Quality Measurement System tests in Chilean school-aged children
Inactive lifestyles and obesity in Chilean youth: Individual costs in health-related choices
Scheduled Physical Activity is Associated With Better Academic Performance in Chilean School-Age Children
The relationship between unhealthy snacking at school and academic outcomes: A population study in Chilean schoolchildren
EFFECTS OF MILITARY SPENDING ON THE PROFITABILITY OF SPANISH DEFENCE CONTRACTORS

Proyecto (18)

Emotional and motivated responses of health communication: Approaching persuasion through behavioral biometrics and artificial intelligence
Exposure to early psychosocial adversity leads to impaired response to stress, increasing the risk of developing cardiometabolic and behavioral disorders in early adulthood
RESEARCH RING ON OBESITY-INDUCED ACCELERATED AGING
Estimación de puntos de corte óptimos del ‘Single-Point Insulin Sensitivity Estimator’ (SPISE) para tamizaje de insulino resistencia en niños y adolescentes con malnutrición por exce
El etiquetado de alimentos y su impacto en la respuesta emocional y la conducta motivada: Evaluación de su potencial persuasivo mediante técnicas biométricas
El etiquetado de alimentos y su impacto en la respuesta emocional y la conducta motivada=> Evaluación de su potencial persuasivo mediante técnicas biométricas.
Neuromorphic Inspired Science
Intergenerational effects of iron deficiency in infancy, obesity and drug consumption
Persuasión no argumentativa aplicada a promoción de salud: Análisis de la dimensión ética y evaluación de su eficacia
Persuasión no argumentativa aplicada a promoción de salud=> Análisis de la dimensión ética y evaluación de su eficacia.
Follow-up on Cardiovascular and metabolic risk in young adults of mid-low to low socioeconomic level.
Prevalencia y mortalidad de las enfermedades cardiovasculares en Chile=> Proyecciones para el periodo 2010-2045.
Comparative Effectiveness of Policies to Reduce Dietary Salt Intake in the Pacific Rim
EFFECT OF COMBINED IRON, ZINC AND CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTATION ON IRON, ZINC AND CALCIUM STATUS IN ADOLESCENTS
Follow-up Iron Deficiency Anemia and Infant Behavior.
Cardiovascular and metabolic risk in adolescent of mid-low to low socioeconomic level.
Análisis comparado del gasto de defensa en la Unión Europea.
Nuevos enfoques para el análisis de la pobreza.
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MARIA PAULINA CORREA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION & FOOD TECHNOLOGY

Universidad de Chile

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile

12
Estela Blanco

Estudiante de Doctorado

Medicina

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

6
Raquel Burrows

PROFESOR TITULAR

Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos

universidad de

Santiago, Chile

4
Marcela Reyes

Profesor Asistente

INSTITUTO DE NUTRICIÓN Y TECNOLOGÍA DE LOS ALIMENTOS (INTA)

Santiago, Chile

4
YASNA ORELLANA

Académica ( Profesora Asistente)

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Pablo Lizana

Profesor Adjunto - Jornada Completa

Instituto de Biología

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

2
Cecilia Albala

Director, full professor

INTA/U CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
José Rogan

PROFESOR TITULAR

FISICA

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Lorena Santa Maria

Directora Laboratorio de Citogenetica Molecular

INTA

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Valdivia

Full Professor

Fisica

DEPARTAMENTO DE FISICA, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Cecilia Algarin

PROFESOR ADJUNTO

LABORATORIO DE SUEÑO Y NEUROBIOLOGIA

INTA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Victor Faundes

Assistant Profesor

Laboratorio de Genetica y Enfermedades Metabolicas

Universidad de Chile, INTA

Santiago, Chile

1
Gladys Morales

Profesor Asociado

Salud Pública

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

1
Max Ramirez

Full time professor (Instructor)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Chile

1
Atilio Almagia

jefe de laboratorio

laboratorio de anatomia y antropologia fisica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGÍA. LABORATORIO DE ANTROPOLOGÍA FÍSICA Y ANATOMÍA HUMANA

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Benjamín Toledo

Profesor Asistente

Física

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS

Santiago, Chile

1
Felipe Torres

Assistant Professor

Física

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Patricio Peirano

Profesor Titular, Jefe de Laboratorio

INTA

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile