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Luisa Fernández Chirino


DPhil student

Luisa a DPhil student funded by both St Cross College and Oxford Population Health. Her DPhil project is focused on finding and mapping the genetic architecture of chronic kidney disease specifically in the Mexican population using data from the Mexico City Prospective Study. Her supervisors are Diego Aguilar-Ramírez, Jason Torres, Natalie Staplin, and Will Herrington. 

Luisa graduated from my Master’s degree in Applied Statistics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2023. Her dissertation covered a comprehensive methodology on statistically correct approaches when carrying out causal inference on transversal data, using the relationship between adipose tissue distribution and the endocrine activity of visceral adipose tissue to predict cardiovascular aging.

She obtained her undergraduate Pharmaceutical Biological Chemistry degree from UNAM in 2021, with a publication in Clinical Infectious Diseases entitled 'Comprehensive evaluation of the impact of sociodemographic inequalities on adverse outcomes and excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico City'.