Dr. Jose F. Parodi is Geriatrician and Professor of Geriatrics and Public Health in undergraduate and graduate, in the Faculty of Human Medicine at the Universidad de San Martin de Porres of Peru (FMH-USMP). He is also Director of Center for Ageing Research – CIEN of the FMH-USMP. Through CIEN, he collaborates with the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) and participated in drafting the “Action Plan on the Health of Older Adults Including Active and Healthy Aging (2010-2018) .“ He has advised on issues of public health and aging to health and social ministries in Latin America. He has served in various national and global committees for Health and Ageing and also has participated as expert and adviser for international institutions on the issue of aging and health. He is author or coauthor of numerous articles in clinical journals and books.
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Universidad de San Martín de Porres: Medico Cirujano, Medicine 1996
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos: Geriatrician, Geriatric Medicine 2000
Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal: Master in Public Health, Public Heath and Epidemiology 2002
- Board of the Latin American Academy of Medicine for the Elderly
- Board of the Panamerican Health and Education Foundation
- Spanish Society of Geriatric Medicine
- Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology
- International Committee of the Board - Colombian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
- Peruvian Society of Geriatric
- Cochrane Group FMH USMP Peru
Media Appearances (2)
Peru braces for a wave of new dementia cases
Toronto Star Newspapers online
Eight years ago, an earthquake flattened the home where Carmen Arias La Madrid lived with her 81-year-old mother, Maria Terencia La Madrid. In the aftermath, as the family took refuge in a shelter, Maria Terencia would not get out of bed.
“She became depressed,” the daughter recalls. “She started talking nonsense.” She befriended a tattered stuffed animal that she seemed to think was her baby. Precioso, she called him.
Peru: Health System Unresponsive to Aging Population
Pulitzer Center On Crisis Reporting online
It’s 3:45 in the morning. Luz Elena Avanto Urvina, 76, puts on layers of thick wool as she she prepares for her journey to the hospital—one of the few reasons she has left to leave her house, where she lives alone in a poor district on the outskirts of Lima.
Slowly and carefully, Luz Elena navigates her frail body through the dark, unpaved back alleys. Her eyesight has deteriorated steadily over the years and now, with each step, the world seems to undulate about her.