Mrs. Rivera is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Evaluator of the Center of Evaluation and Sociomedical Research at UPR Graduate School of Public Health. She has experience in evaluating, managing and supervising research projects from conception to completion. She has conducted several evaluation studies for government, educational institutions, and community-based organization in Puerto Rico. Currently, Mrs. Rivera is leading all the evaluation efforts in the Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs and its coalitions. Also, she is co-leading the evaluation team of the UPR/MD Anderson Cancer Center Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research (Award Grant Number# CA096297/CA096300 from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health). Her research interests and expertise are in qualitative and quantitative research methods, program development and evaluation, capacity building, technical assistance, prevention and public health preparedness programs, tobacco and cancer control interventions, among others. In summary, she has a demonstrated a record of successful and productive research projects in an area of high relevance for prevention and early detection program with cancer control. Mrs Rivera has a Master of Science in Research Evaluation for Health Systems, University of Puerto Rico, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR (2003).
1. Calo WA, Rivera M, Diaz E, Correa-Fernandez V, Mazas C, Pattatucci A, Wetter DW, Fernandez ME. Assessing Awareness and Use of Evidence-based Programs for Cancer Control in Puerto Rico. J Cancer Educ 2012 April; DOI 10.1007/s13187-012-0348-x.
3.Rivera-Lugo M, Parrilla-Rodríguez AM, Dávila-Torres RR, Albizu-García C, Ríos-Motta E. Full Breastfeeding during the Postpartum Hospitalization and Mothers' Report Regarding Baby Friendly Practices. Breastfeeding Medicine 2007;2:19-26.