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Research Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences

  • I am physician interested in public health and population health research including translational, social determinants of health, and infectious disease epidemiology. I teach courses in infectious disease epidemiology and global maternal and child health

    • Bachelor's degree, Instituto Thomas Jefferson, Estado de Mexico
    • MD, Anáhuac University
    • Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residency Program, Universidad La Salle, A.C. 
    • Fellowship in Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, American British Cowdray Hospital, Mexico City
    • MPH in Epidemiology and Statistics, Loyola University Chicago

    What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

    Teaching at Parkinson allows me to provide students with the intellectual tools to understand the array of social issues that intersect with health and well-being. As a diversity scholar, I want my students to understand and appreciate that individuals are part of social and cultural environments, and thus I stress the importance of understanding individual behaviors in a cultural and social context. My goal is for students to gain diverse perspectives and expand their worldviews in these arenas, to help them become critical thinkers.

    Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

    Bringing evidence-based medicine to practice in real world and adapting it to specific local and cultural settings will help make a difference and achieve equity in health care.


    • Family-based lifestyle interventions: What makes them successful? A systematic literature review. Arnason, A; Langarica, N; Dugas, LR; Mora, N; Luke, A; Markossian, T Preventive medicine reports 2020 ;21
    • A Synthesis of Hepatitis C prevalence estimates in Sub-Saharan Africa: 2000-2013 Mora,N.; Adams,W. H.; Kliethermes,S.; Dugas,L.; Balasubramanian,N.; Sandhu,J.; Nde,H.; Small,C.; Jose,J.; Scaglione,S.; Layden,J. E. BMC Infectious Diseases 2016 ;16(1):283-016-1584-1
    • High Frequency of Active HCV Infection Among Seropositive Cases in West Africa and Evidence for Multiple Transmission Pathways Layden,J. E.; Phillips,R. O.; Owusu-Ofori,S.; Sarfo,F. S.; Kliethermes,S.; Mora,N.; Owusu,D.; Nelson,K.; Opare-Sem,O.; Dugas,L.; Luke,A.; Shoham,D.; Forbi,J. C.; Khudyakov,Y. E.; Cooper,R. S. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2015 ;60(7):1033-1041
    • Next-Generation Sequencing Reveals Frequent Opportunities for Exposure to Hepatitis C Virus in Ghana Forbi,J. C.; Layden,J. E.; Phillips,R. O.; Mora,N.; Xia,G. L.; Campo,D. S.; Purdy,M. A.; Dimitrova,Z. E.; Owusu,D. O.; Punkova,L. T.; Skums,P.; Owusu-Ofori,S.; Sarfo,F. S.; Vaughan,G.; Roh,H.; Opare-Sem,O. K.; Cooper,R. S.; Khudyakov,Y. E. PLoS ONE 2015 ;10(12):e0145530
    • Bisphenol A (BPA) Found in Humans and Water in Three Geographic Regions with Distinctly Different Levels of Economic Development Karalius,V. P.; Harbison,J. E.; Plange-Rhule,J.; van Breemen,R. B.; Li,G.; Huang,K.; Durazo-Arvizu,R. A.; Mora,N.; Dugas,L. R.; Vail,L.; Tuchman,N. C.; Forrester,T.; Luke,A. Environmental health insights 2014 ;8:1-3 11.
    • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Supplementation and BMI change: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Nallely Mora JOURNAL OF OBESITY WEIGHT LOSS THER 2013 ;3(4):181 10.
    • Curvature inversion technique: a novel Tuboplastic technique for Patulous Eustachian tube--a preliminary report Nallely Mora OTOLARYNGOLOGY HEAD AND NECK SURGERY 2011 ;145(3):446-51 Classification System for Results in Eustachian Tube Surgery Nallely Mora Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2008 ;139(2S1):P74
    • Inferior Turbinate debriding technique: ten year results. Nallely Mora Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2008 ;138:170-175