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Dr Elaine Flores

MD MSc PhD

Research Fellow
in Human and Planetary health

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Elaine C. Flores is a Research fellow in Planetary Health at the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, LSHTM and the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health.

Elaine C. Flores is a Peruvian Medical Doctor and mixed-methods researcher. She has an MSc in Epidemiology Research from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Peru and a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

[PhD Thesis: Mental health and resilience-promoting strategies associated with El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the north coast of Peru]

Elaine is a co-Principal Investigator in the Environment x Women's Health project - ExWH. She is a co-founder of PLASMA - The Social Research Platform on Mental Health in Latin America. She is a member of the Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH), a joint collaboration between LSHTM and King's Health Partners. She is also affiliated with Emerge - the Research Unit on Emerging Diseases and Climate Change and Clima - Centro Latinoamericano de Excelencia en Cambio Climático y Salud at the Faculty of Public Health in UPCH.

Additionally, Elaine has several years of professional experience in Clinical Research Operations, Clinical trials management and medical writing. She has also worked in Quality Assurance, Clinical Trials monitoring, regulatory affairs and auditing.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

Postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching experience at the Faculty of Human Medicine of USMP (Lima, 2013-2015). Supervised, co-Supervised and guest-lectured in the Master in Global Mental Health at LSHTM & KCL (London, 2017-present)

Research

Her main work is on the mental health impact of environmental factors and disasters, resilience-promoting factors, social determinants of health and other global health topics, especially with an LMIC and interdisciplinary perspective. She is interested in further exploring the links between mental health, climate change and social inequalities across vulnerable groups, especially with a gender lens and community-based solutions.

Research Area
Climate change
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Environment
Health inequalities
Systematic reviews
Environmental Health
Global Health
Mixed methods
Natural disasters
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Statistics
Social Sciences
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Paridad de género en las ciencias de la salud en el Perú: Una deuda urgente
Flores EC
2022
Revista del Cuerpo Médico Hospital Nacional Almanzor Aguinaga Asenjo
A healthy planet for a healthy mind
Flores EC; Kelman I; Joye Y; Bolderdijk JW; Ayeb-Karlsson S; Wutich A; Ayalon L; Hickman C
2022
One Earth
Frontline healthcare workers' mental health and wellbeing during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of interviews and social media data
San Juan NV; Martin S; Badley A; Maio L; Gronholm P; Buck C; Flores E; Vanderslott S; Syversen A; Symmons SM
2022
medRxiv
Effects of Home-Based Respiratory Physiotherapy and Telephone-Based Psychological Support on Pulmonary and Mental Health Outcomes in Peru: A Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial
Soriano AN; Coico-Lama AH; Flores EC; Galvez-Buccollini J; Gianella G; Hartinger S; Lescano AG; Checkley W; WAYRA working group
2022
A16. PULMONARY REHABILITATION: TRANSFORMING OUR PRACTICE IN 2022
Home-Based Respiratory Physiotherapy and Telephone-Based Psychological Support for COVID-19 Survivors in Peru: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Soriano-Moreno AN; Flores EC; Hartinger SM; Mallma CY; Diaz AA; Gianella GE; Galvez-Buccollini JA; Coico-Lama AH; Malaga G; Fajardo E
2022
JMIR Research Protocols
1269Mental health among farmers and non-farmers at sugar cane industry: occupational health study in Peru
Bazalar-Palacios J; Bazo-Alvarez JC; Flores E
2021
International Journal of Epidemiology
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