Adriana Angarita-Fonseca

Senior Researcher
Universidad de Santander, Colombia
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Background

Adriana Angarita Fonseca is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), Colombia. She also obtained a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Universidad de Santander (UIS) and a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile.

In Colombia, she has been a senior researcher since 2015 according to the Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation ranking. She also has been a member of two research groups at the Universidad de Santander; Clinical Management Research Group since 2010 and Comprehensive Physiotherapy Research Group since 2013. Currently, her main research interest is musculoskeletal epidemiology, particularly low back pain.

Research Interests

  1. Musculoskeletal Health
  2. Disability and Rehabilitation
  3. Physical Activity and Nutrition
  4. Epidemiology and Global Health
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Positions

2012-Present

Researcher

Physiotherapy Program
Universidad de Santander, Colombia

2016-20

Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

2015

Assistant Professor

Physical Culture, Sports, and Recreation Program [Kinesiology]
Universidad Santo Tomas, Colombia

2010-12

Associate Professor

Physiotherapy Program
Universidad de Santander, Colombia

Education

2020

Doctor of Philosophy (In progress)

in Community and Population Health Sciences
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

2014

Master of Science

in Statistics
Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile

2010

Master of Science

in Epidemiology
Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

2001

Bachelor of Science

in Physiotherapy
Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Recent Publications

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The Effects of Maintenance Cardiac Rehabilitation: A systematic review

Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 40(4): 224-244, 2020
Sánchez-Delgado, Juan Carlos and Camargo Sepulveda, Diana Carolina and Cardona Zapata, Adalgiza and Franco Pico, Mayra Yulieth and Santos Blanco, Lina Marcela and Jácome Hortúa, Adriana Marcela MSc, and Dutra de Souza, Hugo Celso and Angarita-Fonseca, Adriana
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Analysis of the running pattern on artificial and natural surface in adolescent football players

Retos, 38(38):109-113, 2020
López-Gómez, B. and Pérez-Mendoza, D. and Guzmán-Revelo, J. and Rangel-Caballero, L. and Corzo-Vargas, Y. and Facioli, T. d. P. and Angarita-Fonseca, A. and Sanchez Delgado, J.
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Stable prevalence of chronic back disorders across gender, age, residence, and physical activity in Canadian adults from 2007 to 2014

BMC Public Health, 19(1), 2019
Angarita-Fonseca, A. and Trask, C. and Shah, T. and Bath, B.
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Acute effect of moderate-intensity exercise on spirometric variables in broncodilated asthmatic subjects. A pilot study

Iatreia, 32(1): 7-15, 2019
Sánchez-Delgado, J.C. and Jácome-Hortua, A. and Aguirre-Aguirre, C.L. and Angarita-Fonseca, A.
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Honors & Awards

2019

Second place of the Physiotherapy and Kinesiology Latin American Faculty Research Award

[Capacity building in rehabilitation in Honduras through workshops: an international collaboration strategy]. International conference: IX Encuentro Latinoamericano de Academicos en Fisioterapia y kinesiologia. Barranquilla, Colombia. A paper competition among Latin-American senior researchers with a double-blind peer reviewed policy.

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2018

Universidad de Santander Achievement Award

This award recognizes researchers for having obtained the Senior Researcher Category in the Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCIAS). Bucaramanga, Colombia

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2017

Second prize of the best paper competition

[The Effects of Phase III and IV Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review]. International conference: VI Congreso de Solacur, V congreso internacional de rehabilitación cardiorespiratoria y II concurso de investigadores cardiorespiratorios. Cusco, Peru

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2015

Winner of the Best Paper Presentation Competition

[Family influences on body mass index in low-income pre-kindergarten students of Floridablanca, Colombia]. National conference: XII Congreso Peruano de Nutrición. Sociedad Peruana de Nutricion. Lima, Peru.

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