• 2006 – Doctorate in Public Health, National Institute of Public Health.
  • 1982 – Master of Public Health, School of Public Health of Mexico.
  • 1979 – Medicine, La Salle University.

Academic appointments:

  • Member of the National System of Researchers level 2.
  • Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the UNAM.
  • Associate researcher at the National Institute of Public Health.
  • Associate Researcher for the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission.
  • Member of the UNAM Global Studies Seminar.
  • Director of CISIDAT 2011-2013.
  • Researcher affiliated CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis in HIV.
  • Comorbidities in HIV care.
  • Harm reduction in people who inject drugs.
  • Migration and HIV.

Featured projects:

  • Operational Research for Harm Reduction for Injecting Drug Users 2000-2018.


Selected publications

  • Women in Sex Work and the Risk Environment: Agency, Risk Perception, and Management in the Sex Work Environments of Two Mexico-U.S. Border Cities. Andrade EA, Leyva R, Kwan MP, Magis C, Stainez-Orozco H, Brouwer K. Sex Res Social Policy. 2019 Sep;16(3):317-328.
  • Prevention and control of neoplasms associated with HPV in high-risk groups in Mexico City: The Condesa Study. Lazcano-Ponce E, Salmerón J, González A, Allen-Leigh B, León-Maldonado L, Magis C, Aranda-Flores C, Conde-González C, Portillo-Romero AJ, Yunes-Díaz E, Rivera-Rivera L, Vargas G, Nyitray AG, Giuliano AR. Salud Publica Mex. 2018 Nov-Dic;60(6):703-712. doi: 10.21149/10034.
  • HPV vaccine acceptance is high among adults in Mexico, particularly in people living with HIV. Portillo-Romero AJ, León-Maldonado L, Allen-Leigh B, Brown B, Magis C, García-Fuentes NB, Salmerón J, Hurtado E, Torres-Ibarra L, Rivera-Paredez B, Hernández-López R, Yunes-Díaz E, Lazcano-Ponce E. Salud Publica Mex. 2018 Nov-Dic;60(6):658-665.
  • Measuring improvement in knowledge of drug policy reforms following a police education program in Tijuana, Mexico. Arredondo J, Strathdee SA, Cepeda J, Abramovitz D, Artamonova I, Clairgue E, Bustamante E, Mittal ML, Rocha T, Bañuelos A, Olivarria HO, Morales M, Rangel G, Magis C, Beletsky L. Harm Reduct J. 2017 Nov 8;14(1):72.
  • “Vivo para consumirla y la consumo para vivir” [“I live to inject and inject to live”]: high-risk injection behaviors in Tijuana, Mexico. Strathdee SA, Fraga WD, Case P, Firestone M, Brouwer KC, Perez SG, Magis C, Fraga MA. J Urban Health. 2005 Sep;82(3 Suppl 4):iv58-73.
  • The Mexican HIV/AIDS surveillance system: 1986-2001. Minichiello SN, Magis C, Uribe P, Anaya L, Bertozzi S. AIDS. 2002 Dec;16 Suppl 3:S13-7. Review.
  • Use of condoms among Mexican adolescents for the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Gayet C, Juárez F, Pedrosa LA, Magis C. Salud Publica Mex. 2003;45 Supp 5:S632-40.