Adriana Angarita-Fonseca

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chronic Pain Epidemiology
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, Canada
Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Senior Researcher
Universidad de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia


Adriana Angarita Fonseca is a Postdoctoral fellow in Chronic Pain Epidemiology, under the supervision of Dr. Anaïs Lacasse from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Dr. Gabrielle Pagé from the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal. Adriana 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), a Master’s degree in Statistics from the Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile, and completed the requirements of the Ph.D. in Community and Population Health Science at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

In Colombia, Adriana 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.

In Canada, Adriana joined the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture’s Ergonomics Laboratory (2015-2020) and the Musculoskeletal Health and Access to Care Research Group (2020) at the University of Saskatchewan to develop her Ph.D. research under the supervision of Drs. Catherine Trask and Brenna Bath. Currently, her main research interest is chronic pain epidemiology.

Research Interests

  1. Chronic Pain
  2. Musculoskeletal Health
  3. Disability and Rehabilitation
  4. Physical Activity and Nutrition
  5. Epidemiology and Global Health
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, Canada
Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada



Physiotherapy Program
Universidad de Santander, Colombia


Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant

University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Assistant Professor

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



Doctor of Philosophy

in Community and Population Health Sciences
University of Saskatchewan, Canada


Master of Science

in Statistics
Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile


Master of Science

in Epidemiology
Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia


Bachelor of Science

in Physiotherapy
Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Recent Publications

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Reliability of the Scale of Barriers for Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Colombian Population

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Apr;18(8).
Jácome Hortúa AM, Angarita-Fonseca A, Villamizar Jaimes CJ, et al.
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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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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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Quality of life among those who participated or did not participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program after undergoing coronary angioplasty

Revista Mexicana de Enfermería Cardiológica. 2020; 28(1): 15-20.
Sánchez-Delgado, Juan Carlos; Jácome-Hortúa, Adriana; Martinez-Marín, Rocio del Pilar; Suárez-López, Carol Estephanía; Vanegas-Pallares, Liliana Marcela; Sánchez-Arias, Esperanza; Angarita-Fonseca, Adriana.
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Honors & Awards


Postdoctoral Training Award (Citizens of other countries), Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)

Project: Le projet PAIR - Exploiter le Registre québécois de la douleur et les bases de données administratives de la santé du Québec pour étudier l'utilisation réelle des opioids

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The CRDCN Emerging Scholars Grant.

Project: Physical activity and chronic back disorders in Canadian adults. Canadian Research Data Centre Network, Canada.

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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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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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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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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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