Viviana received her bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy at the Universidad Mayor (Chile, 2012) where she was teaching for five years. She then obtained her master’s degree in epidemiology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile, 2017). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. She has several years of quantitative research and teaching experience in research methodology at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and in respiratory physiotherapy. She is from Wolfson College.
Viviana is passionate about the field of chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2017, she was awarded for presenting the best research at the largest national congress on respiratory medicine of the Sociedad Chilena de Enfermedades Respiratoria (SerChile). She is currently interested in qualitatively investigating the factors affecting the participation of COPD patients from minority ethnic and socially disadvantaged groups in pulmonary rehabilitation in order to propose intervention approaches to increase their participation in the future. She is also interested in environmental factors affecting respiratory health.
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Orena Ch, V., Valdivia C, G., & Ferreccio R, C. (2019). Peak expiratory flow and prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in a Chilean adult population: preliminary findings from the Maule Cohort (MAUCO). Revista Chilena De Enfermedades Respiratorias, 35(1), 33–42. https://revchilenfermrespir.cl/index.php/RChER/article/view/803
Orena C., V., Valdivia C., G., & Ferreccio R., C. (2018). Peak expiratory flow rate: characterization study in Chilean adult population; baseline results of the Maule cohort (MAUCO). Revista Chilena De Enfermedades Respiratorias, 34(4), 212–220. https://revchilenfermrespir.cl/index.php/RChER/article/view/782
Viviana’s doctoral studies are funded by Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo de Chile (ANID) in agreement with Cambridge Commonwealth, European & International Trust (ANID-Chile Cambridge Scholarship). Since 2017, Viviana is a member of the Sociedad Chilena de Enfermedades Respiratorias (SerChile), Asociación Latinamericana del Tórax (ALAT) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS).