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The Hispanic Alliance for Clinical &
 Translational Research in Puerto Rico

The Alliance brings together the intellectual and physical resources of 3 academic medical and health sciences centers in Puerto Rico to support an island-wide program dedicated to conduct clinical and translational research.

The Hispanic Alliance for Clinical & Translational Research in Puerto Rico (Alliance) is built upon the previously funded infrastructure known as the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC). The Alliance expands the scope of our successful 10-year partnership, by leveraging intellectual and physical resources of the three major academic health sciences centers on the Island: University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, Universidad Central del Caribe, Ponce Health Sciences University

The Alliance has founded on our hypothesis that research-driven improvements in health outcomes require an integrated network of key stakeholders representing academia, government, community-based organizations and health care delivery systems working together in an interdisciplinary, multi-sectorial clinical-translational research model.


Our objective is to develop and support an integrated, island-wide program focused on conducting clinical and translational research across Puerto Rico that addresses prevalent diseases and those that affect the medically underserved population.


Image of Dr. Pedro Santiago Cardona
Pedro Santiago Cardona, PhD
Program Director
Image of Dr. Mayra Roubert
Mayra Roubert, DrPH, MSc
Co-leader, Community Engagement and Outreach Core
Image of Martin Hill
Martin Hill, PhD
Co-Leader, Pilot Projects Program
Image of Dr. Louisa Morales Torres
Luisa Morales Torres, DrPH
Co-leader, Tracking and Evaluation Core
Image of Dr. Harold Saavedra
Harold I. Saavedra, PhD
Co-Leader, Professional Development Core
Image of Dr. James Porter
James Porter, PhD
Main Leader, Technologies and Resources for Research Laboratories Core
Image of Dr. Iris Martinez Torres
Iris S. Martinez Torres, DrPH, MPH, BHE
Co-leader, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Core
Image of Dr. Yashira Sanchez Colon
Yashira M. Sánchez Colón, PhD, MS
Community Coordinator
Image of Dr. Laura Domenech
Laura Domenech, MD
Co-leader, Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics and Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core
Diana Velázquez, M.S.
TRRCL Lab Technician
Wanda Vega
Admninistrative Core Coordinator
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