Elaine C Flores

Elaine C Flores
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & Stanford University · Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

Doctor of Philosophy
Ph.D. Epidemiology and Population Health; M.Sc. Epidemiology Research; M.D. Medical Doctor

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Introduction
Currently working as a Research Fellow in Planetary Health (1st cohort) in a joint venture of the Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health at LSHTM and the Stanford Centre for Innovation for Global Health.

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Publications (26)
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Purpose: Mental disorders are a major contributor to the global burden of disease and disability, and can be extremely costly at both individual and community level. Social capital, (SC) defined as an individual's social relationships and participation in community networks, may lower the risk of mental disorders while increasing resilience capaci...
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Mental health is a key issue for populations affected by conflict. The evidence base on the mental health of internally displaced Colombians is undefined, as well as protective strategies utilised by this group. This systematic literature review aims to identify and assess the evidence base on the mental health of Colombian internally displaced per...
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The evidence base connecting planetary and human health is growing, but thus far the research community has primarily focused on the physical health implications. This Voices asks: how does environmental degradation affect mental health, and what are the emerging needs and research priorities?
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Background: Both pulmonary and mental health are affected following hospitalization for COVID-19 pneumonia. Pulmonary rehabilitation therapy has demonstrated benefits in improving mental health, but no validated combined programs that include mental health have been proposed. Objective: This article presents the design of a trial that aimed to a...
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Objective Describe the occupational characteristics of farmer and non-farmer workers and investigate critical occupational risk factors for mental disorders in sugarcane farmers in Peru. Method We conducted a cross-sectional study with occupational health and safety focus among farmers and non-farmers. Mental disorder symptoms were evaluated throu...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the fractures of healthcare systems around the world, particularly in relation to the healthcare workforce. Frontline staff have been exposed to unprecedented strain and delivering care during the pandemic has impacted their safety, mental health and wellbeing. Rapid Research methods and big qualit...
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Paridad de género en las ciencias de la salud en el Perú: Una deuda urgente - Editorial Elaine C. Flores 6 Gender equity in Peruvian health sciences: An urgent debt En un país tan complejo y con un contexto tan convulsionado como el peruano múltiples eventos, y más recientemente la pandemia de COVID-19, han resaltado la (1,2) (3) precariedad de su...
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Background We compare the prevalence rates of common mental disorders symptoms between farmers and non-farmers workers of the sugarcane industry and explore the role of relevant occupational factors. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study with an occupational health & safety focus, describing the demographic and work characteristics of farme...
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Preventing infantile anaemia and ensuring optimal growth and development during early childhood, particularly in resource-constrained settings, represent an ongoing public health challenge. Current responses are aligned to treatment-based solutions, instead of determining the roles of its inter-related causes. This project aims to assess and unders...
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Background Women living in low-income and-middle-income countries experience increased exposure and worse effects of environmental threats and climate change. Peru is especially susceptible to a range of environmental exposures, including high levels of pollutants, contamination associated with extractive industries, and flooding exacerbated by the...
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Systematic and persistent discrimination against Indigenous Peoples translates into differential health outcomes when analyzed through ethnicity and/or mother tongue In Peru, morbidity and mortality rates among Indigenous Peoples for COVID-19 appear to confirm this The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the historical structural violence against Ind...
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Background Despite the well-known widespread effects on health of the El Niño phenomenon, there is little evidence of its psychosocial impact on historically affected communities and the ways that they respond to this cyclic environmental event. We aimed to describe the perceived effects on residents’ mental health, and the barriers to achieving ps...
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Flores E, Fuhr D, Simms V, et alP22 ‘You cannot build a giant umbrella over Tumbes when El Niño comes’: a qualitative study of the perceptions of El Niño ’s impact on mental health, barriers to resilience and access to support in Tumbes, Peru’ J Epidemiol Community Health 2020;74:A55.
Thesis
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Flores Ramos, EC; (2020) Mental health and resilience-promoting strategies associated with El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the north coast of Peru. PhD (research paper style) thesis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. https://doi.org/10.17037/PUBS.04657742 https://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/4657742
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Ponencia online dirigida al personal de salud y salud mental. Organizado por la Dirección General de Intervenciones Estratégicas - Ministerio de Salud del Perú
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This article describes the creation of a collaborative initiative started by PhD students interested in mental health issues in Latin America. It reports on its first workshop “Mapping new voices. Towards a Latin American perspective in Global Mental Health” held at the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme in Paris on the 26-27 of June 2017. The article i...
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Figure presents a ow chart of the eligibility process for this review. Seven studies were included in the review: 3 randomized trials (sample sizes: n=405, n=3986, n=63), 1 pilot study (n=158) and 3 quasi-experimental studies (n=409, n=235, n=200). They were from Australia, Japan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, the UK and the USA. All th...
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From January-April 2017 intense precipitations associated with a local coastal “El Niño” event led to flash-floods, landslides and intense socioeconomic losses in Peru. Carapongo, a poor shantytown located in the east of Lima was heavily affected. We aimed to provide the means and tools for personal expression and resilience-promoting non-verbal co...
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This is a Review Report on the project - “Development of specific training modules for health professionals, law enforcement officers and trainers, on migrants' and refugees' health, addressing communicable diseases and mental health problems”
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In Peru, a significant proportion of people tested for HIV and syphilis do not receive timely results. Our objective was to assess the institutional feasibility of implementing simultaneous HIV/syphilis point-of-care tests and client perceptions regarding these point-of-care tests. Point-of-care tests were implemented in a hospital consultation roo...
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This study aimed to evaluate the association between chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and both structural and cognitive social capital in adult survivors of the 2007 earthquake in Pisco, Peru. Cognitive social capital measures trust, sense of belonging and interpersonal relationships in the community and structural social capital measu...

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A group of PhD students created a Platform for Social Research on Mental Health in Latin America (PLASMA). PLASMA aims to provide an interdisciplinary space for reflection and collaboration between young researchers and scholars with an interest in mental health issues and policies in Latin America from a social science approach.
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-Explore the relationships between social capital and mental health, and the impact and association with a natural or man-made disaster
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We conducted a systematic review of SC interventions with MHDs outcomes from controlled, quasi-experimental or pilot trials, conducted in adults, in any setting.