Main interest is secondhand smoke and smoke-free environments. In particular, Dr. Barnoya's work has documented the benefits of smoke-free environments and the effects of secondhand smoke on the cardiovascular system. He works in the United States and Latin America.
Dr. Joaquin Barnoya obtained his medical degree from San Carlos University Medical School in Guatemala in 1998. He then obtained a Masters in Public Health (emphasis in Family and Community Health) from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. While at Harvard, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Nutrition under the supervision of Dr. Graham Colditz, Dr.Ph. He then moved to the University of California, San Francisco, where he was a Legacy Foundation Tobacco Control research fellow under the supervision of Stanton Glantz, Ph.D. After three years in San Francisco, he moved back to his native Guatemala where he serves as part-time Director of Research at the Cardiovascular Unit of Guatemala and practices preventive medicine. He is also a part-time Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Barnoya is also editor of the BMJ journal “Tobacco Control.” His research and publications focus on tobacco control, with particular emphasis on secondhand smoke effects, tobacco advertising and smoke-free workplaces.
This four year program aims to recruit one-year fellows to conduct policy relevant research in Guatemala. During the program, fellows design, implement and disseminate their tobacco control projects. This program aims to analyze the impact a mentorship program can have in increasing the research capacity in Guatemala.
MD San Carlos University Medical School. Guatemala 1998
MPH Harvard School of Public Health. Department of Nutrition. 2001