Cochrane US Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program


Cochrane US warmly welcomes the nine mentees who were chosen to participate in our pilot program.  We received a plethora of interesting and exciting applicants, and as such expanded our preliminary pilot protocol to include seven mentees instead of two.  The mentees are divided into two cohorts who will experience similar but distinct opportunities such that when the program is scaled-up next year we can best serve individuals excited about evidence synthesis and health science!

Cohort 1 - United States
Cochrane US Mentors
Shayesteh Jahanfar - Tufts University
Brian Leas / Emilia Flores / Nikhil Mull - University of Pennsylvania
Patricia Heyn - University of Colorado

Selected Mentees

Zain Asad
Resident - University of Oklahoma Medical Center
Now a Year 2 Mentor

Cyrena Gawuga
Preparedness & Treatment Equity Coalition

Sarah Tanveer 
Graduate Student - University of Maryland

Cohort 2 - South America
Tiffany Duque - Cochrane Senior Officer
Rotating Visiting Cochrane Mentors & Invited Speakers (WHO, CDC, PAHO, MoH Colombia, Cornell University, Cochrane Board)
Ana Beatriz Pizarro - Cochrane Early Career Professionals & Cochrane Editorial Board

Selected Mentees

Christopher Alarcon (Peru)

Paola Andrenacci (Argentina)
Now a Year 2 Mentor and Program Coordinator

    Alejandra Barrios
Maria Alejandra Barrios-Mercado (Colombia)

Clinical epidemiologist at Sapyens SAS BIC
Cochrane US mentor year 2

Juan Camilo Bercerra (Colombia)

Libertad EspĂ­ritu Martinez (Peru)

Recently graduated, I am in my year as a rural doctor in a rice-producing coastal town in my country. I treat chronic and infectious diseases, so I always look for the best evidence and application of medicine in scarce resources.

In my spare time, I continue to work on systematic reviews and visual summaries of the evidence

Milton A. Romero-Robles (Peru)
Recently graduated physician, with experience in the elaboration of clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews. Current Cochrane member and translation coordinator in Estudiantes X La Mejor Evidencia (ExME), an initiative supported by Cochrane Iberoamerica.


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