Arrossi Silvina

Sociologist (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Msc. in Public Health in Developing Countries (London School of Hygiene and Tropical  Medicine, Great Britain), Docteur en Demographie (Université de Lyon, Francia).
She began as researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED-AL, Buenos Aires and London), and was consultant at SIEMPRO (System of Information, Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Programs-Ministerio de Desarrollo Social) between 1994 and 1998. During 1999-2007 she was a staff member of the Screening Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO, France), with particular emphasis on social determinants of women participation in cancer screening programs. She also participated in the Alliance for Cervical Cancer Prevention (ACCP), integrated by IARC, PAHO, PATH, EngenderHealth and JHPIEGO. In 2007 she returned to Buenos Aires with a Fellowship for repatriation of scientists working abroad, awarded by the National Council for Scientific Research, CONICET, Argentina.
At present she is an independent researcher at CONICET and at the Health, Economy and Society Department at the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES). She is consultant of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Scientific Coordinator of the National Program on Cervical Cancer Prevention, Ministry of Health and National Cancer Institute. She is also Coordinator of the Working Group for cervical cancer prevention from RINC-UNASUR.
She has been Fellow of the World Bank and British Council. She has carried out several consultancies for different United Nations organizations (World Bank, WHO, IARC, Habitat, PAHO).
Her main areas of research are about organization of cancer prevention and control programs, the analysis of social inequalities in the access of health services, and the social and economic cost of cancer. At present she is the Head of the Jujuy Demostration Project to introduce HPV-testing as primary screening, and the implementation of HPV-self collection as a strategy to increase coverage among women with low access to health services.She has published numerous papers on organization of cancer control programs and the social situation of the cancer patient. Her publications include papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and other materials for scientific dissemination.

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