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Victor Puac-Polanco, Ph.D., M.D.

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Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala CityMD08/2009
University of Pennsylvania, Philaldelphia, PAMSCE08/2012Clinical Epidemiology
Columbia University, New York, NYDrPH05/2020Epidemiology
Lancet Outstanding Research Project of the Year
Priority scholarship
Allan Rosenfield Scholars Fund
Presidential Road Safety Scholarship
2017 - 2018
Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar
2018 - 2020
IMSD Fellow
The William Haddon Jr. Award in Injury Epidemiology


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  1. Ziobrowski HN, Leung LB, Bossarte RM, Bryant C, Keusch JN, Liu H, Puac-Polanco V, Pigeon WR, Oslin DW, Post EP, Zaslavsky AM, Zubizarreta JR, Kessler RC. Comorbid mental disorders, depression symptom severity, and role impairment among Veterans initiating depression treatment through the Veterans Health Administration. J Affect Disord. 2021 Apr 27; 290:227-236. PMID: 34004405.
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  2. Puac-Polanco V, Leung LB, Bossarte RM, Bryant C, Keusch JN, Liu H, Ziobrowski HN, Pigeon WR, Oslin DW, Post EP, Kessler RC. Treatment Differences in Primary and Specialty Settings in Veterans with Major Depression. J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Mar-Apr; 34(2):268-290. PMID: 33832996.
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  3. Nierenberg AA, Harris MG, Kazdin AE, Puac-Polanco V, Sampson N, Vigo DV, Chiu WT, Ziobrowski HN, Alonso J, Altwaijri Y, Borges G, Bunting B, Caldas-de-Almeida JM, Haro JM, Hu CY, Kiejna A, Lee S, McGrath JJ, Navarro-Mateu F, Posada-Villa J, Scott KM, Stagnaro JC, Viana MC, Kessler RC. Perceived helpfulness of bipolar disorder treatment: Findings from the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys. Bipolar Disord. 2021 Feb 26. PMID: 33638300.
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  4. Puac-Polanco V, Keyes KM, Mauro PM, Branas CC. A Systematic Review of Drink Specials, Drink Special Laws, and Alcohol-Related Outcomes. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2020 Dec; 7(4):300-314. PMID: 33364145.
  5. Puac-Polanco V, Morabia A. A Diverse and Inclusive Academic Membership for All. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01; 189(10):1047-1048. PMID: 32602536.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Puac-Polanco V, Chihuri S, Fink DS, Cerdá M, Keyes KM, Li G. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Prescription Opioid-Related Outcomes in the United States. Epidemiol Rev. 2020 01 31; 42(1):134-153. PMID: 32242239.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  7. Kohn R, Ali AA, Puac-Polanco V, Figueroa C, López-Soto V, Morgan K, Saldivia S, Vicente B. Mental health in the Americas: an overview of the treatment gap. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018; 42:e165. PMID: 31093193.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    
  8. Paniagua-Avila MA, Messenger E, Nelson CA, Calgua E, Barg FK, Bream KW, Compher C, Dean AJ, Martinez-Siekavizza S, Puac-Polanco V, Richmond TS, Roth RR, Branas CC. The Guatemala-Penn Partners: An Innovative Inter-Institutional Model for Scientific Capacity-Building, Healthcare Education, and Public Health. Front Public Health. 2017; 5:70. PMID: 28443274.
    Citations: 2     
  9. Puac-Polanco V, Keyes KM, Li G. Mortality from motorcycle crashes: the baby-boomer cohort effect. Inj Epidemiol. 2016 Dec; 3:19. PMID: 27547704.
    Citations: 3     
  10. González MC, Santaella J, Puac-Polanco V. "In Spanish": advancing public health. Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct; 105 Suppl 4:S558, S557. PMID: 26313042.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Puac-Polanco VD, Lopez-Soto VA, Kohn R, Xie D, Richmond TS, Branas CC. Previous violent events and mental health outcomes in Guatemala. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):764-71. PMID: 25713973.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Branas CC, Dinardo AR, Puac Polanco VD, Harvey MJ, Vassy JL, Bream K. An exploration of violence, mental health and substance abuse in post-conflict Guatemala. Health (Irvine Calif). 2013 May; 5(5):825-833. PMID: 27818726.
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.