Dr Elaine Flores


Research Degree Student
of Epidemiology in mental health


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Elaine C. Flores is a PhD Candidate at the Centre of Global Mental Health, in the Epidemiology and Population Health department from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She also has a M.D. degree (upper 10th), from San Martin de Porres University (USMP) and an MSc in Epidemiology Research, from Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). 

She is a former research & Biostatistics Lecturer of the Postgraduate section of the Faculty of Human Medicine, San Martin de Porres University (USMP) at Lima, Peru. Since 2007 she has collaborated as a primary care volunteer in the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) and Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) medical missions for deprived communities in the province of Ica, Peru.

She also has several years of professional experience in clinical research operations & management, study designs methodology and medical writing. She counts with expertise in quality assurance, clinical trials monitoring, including regulatory requirements and subject’s protection, as well as knowledge of LatAm procedures. 


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Global Mental Health
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


  • Approximately 3 years of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching experience:

- Lecturer in the following courses organized by the Postgraduate Section of the Faculty of Human Medicine, Universidad de San Martin de Porres (USMP)
Course "Introduction to Clinical Research" in the Master of Medicine program for medical specialists.
Course "Basic Biostatistics" of the Master of Medicine program for medical specialists.
Course of Research Methodology for the 2nd year residents from all specialties.
Course of Applied Biostatistics for the 3rd year residents from all specialties.

  • Administrative coordinator of the Residency general courses for all specialties.
  • Methodology reviewer of the research projects for the 2nd Year residents of different medical specialties and Master programs.
  • During undergraduate studies, she was member, faculty delegate and national director of the committee of academic events of the scientific society of peruvian medical students (SOCIPEM), and collaborates until present time also with the USMP medical student society as a consultant and reviewer of academic events.


Her main research interests are focused on Mental Health, social inequalities & poverty, disasters & environmental-related health issues. Her dissertation project involves the creation of a social capital intervention as a preventive tool for El Niño Southern Oscillation affected communities in the northern coast of Peru.

Her thesis dissertation “Social capital and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder among survivors of the 2007 earthquake in Pisco, Peru” was published in Social Science and Medicine, won the 1st prize “Hugo Lumbreras Cruz” of the national research contest organized at the Peruvian medical college of physicians and also won an IEA bursary award for presentation at the XX World Congress in Epidemiology 2014 (Alaska, Usa)

Research Area
Climate change
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Behaviour change
Environmental Health
Global Health
Mixed methods
Natural disasters
Social Sciences
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)