Yasmin Barrios, MPH

Former research program coordinator (PrOMIS and PAGE) studies,YASMIN
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health


Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave., Room 502B,
Boston, MA 02115

Telephone 617-432-1108

Email ybarrios@hsph.harvard.edu

Fax 617-566-7805

Research Interests

My interests are in chronic non-communicable diseases and maternal and child health. As the research coordinator for two Peru-based projects, I am afforded the opportunity to work with our Peruvian collaborators to carry out maternal health research in Lima’s large hospitals. I began my work in Peru in 2006 as a MIRT fellow assisting with the implementation of a large study focused on chronic disease risk factors in Lima. This piqued my interest in working towards conducting quality research in resource limited settings where the people are the strongest assets. I went on to receive my MPH from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 2008. Our work in Peru is aimed at understanding the risk factors for poor perinatal outcomes. In the PrOMIS study, we aim to understand how partner abuse, mood and anxiety disorders are related to preterm delivery. In the PAGE study, we are collaborating with six large hospitals in Lima to study placental abruption in order to gain further insight into this rare, but serious outcome affecting 1-2% of pregnancies.


  1. Barrios Y, Sanchez SE, Qui C, Gelaye B, Williams MA. Int J Womens Health PubMed