Matthew Romo, PharmD, MPH

Research Scientist

Matthew is a Research Scientist at the ISPH. Trained as both a pharmacist and epidemiologist, his expertise includes study design, study monitoring, and data analysis. Methodologically, he has a special interest in missing data analysis and Mendelian randomization. His prior research experience includes managing a randomized controlled trial of oral HIV testing in Kenya and a multi-country validation study of new diagnostic criteria for neurocysticercosis. His subject matter expertise is in primary health care and chronic diseases, particularly among migrant populations.  He is fluent in English and Spanish, and has basic working proficiency in Portuguese.  ​

Recent publications:

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Kelvin EA, George G, Mwai E, Nyaga EN, Mantell JE, Romo ML, Odhiambo JO, Govender K. Offering Self-administered Oral HIV Testing as a Choice to Truck Drivers in Kenya: Predictors of Uptake and Need for Guidance While Self-testing. AIDS Behav. 2017 May 24. doi: 10.1007/s10461-017-1783-9.

Romo ML, Abril-Ulloa V, Kelvin EA. The relationship between hunger and mental health outcomes among school-going Ecuadorian adolescents. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2016 Jun;51(6):827-37.

Carpio A, Romo ML. State of the art in neurocysticercosis: Imaging and epidemiology. Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2016 Aug;9(8):821-2.

Carpio A, Romo ML, Parkhouse RM, Short B, Dua T. Parasitic diseases of the central nervous system: lessons for clinicians and policy makers. Expert Rev Neurother. 2016;16(4):401-14.

Romo ML. Hunger and Behavioral Risk Factors for Noncommunicable Diseases in School-Going Adolescents in Bolivia, 2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Apr 21;13:E54.

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