• 1997 – Doctorate in Epidemiology Sciences, INSP.
  • 1995 – Research Fellow, Harvard
  • 1993 – Master of Sociomedical Sciences, UNAM INSP.
  • 1988 – Specialty in Family Medicine, IMSS UNAM.
  • 1984 – Surgeon, La Salle.

Academic appointments:

  • Full-time Professor, Center for Research in Policies, Population, and Health, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico.
  • National System of Researchers, Level III.
  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • Influence of diet on carbohydrate metabolism, particularly the impact of certain dietary patterns on the risk of developing diabetes mellitus, to achieve a better understanding of the epidemiology of diabetes, and provide helpful information for the design and planning of health policies aimed at controlling the problem of diabetes in our country.

Featured projects:

  • From 2002 to 2017, he served as Head of the Epidemiological Research Unit and Health Services, IMSS.


  • Associations between dietary patterns and metabolic syndrome in adolescents. Ramírez-López G, Flores-Aldana M, Salmerón J. Salud Publica Mex. 2019 Sep-Oct;61(5):619-628.
  • Uptake of the HPV vaccine among people with and without HIV, cisgender and transgender women and men who have sex with men and with women at two sexual health clinics in Mexico City. Allen-Leigh B, Rivera-Rivera L, Yunes-Díaz E, Portillo-Romero AJ, Brown B, León-Maldonado L, Vargas-Guadarrama G, Salmerón J, Lazcano-Ponce EC. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Nov 1:1-10.
  • Methylation estimates the risk of precancer in HPV-infected women with discrepant results between cytology and HPV16/18 genotyping. Hernández-López R, Lorincz AT, Torres-Ibarra L, Reuter C, Scibior-Bentkowska D, Warman R, Nedjai B, Mendiola-Pastrana I, León-Maldonado L, Rivera-Paredez B, Ramírez-Palacios P, Lazcano-Ponce E, Cuzick J, Salmerón J; FRIDA Study Group. Clin Epigenetics. 2019 Oct 12;11(1):140.
  • Oral human papillomavirus prevalence and type distribution by country (Brazil, Mexico and the United States) and age among HPV infection in men study participants. Bettampadi D, Villa LL, Ponce EL, Salmeron J, Sirak BA, Abrahamsen M, Rathwell JA, Reich RR, Giuliano AR. Int J Cancer. 2019 Oct 3.
  • Risk of newly detected infections and cervical abnormalities in adult women seropositive or seronegative for naturally acquired HPV-16/18 antibodies. Rosillon D, Baril L, Del Rosario-Raymundo MR, Wheeler CM, Skinner SR, Garland SM, Salmeron J, Lazcano-Ponce E, Vallejos CS, Stoney T, Ter Harmsel B, Lim TYK, Quek SC, Minkina G, McNeil SA, Bouchard C, Fong KL, Money D, Ilancheran A, Savicheva A, Cruickshank M, Chatterjee A, Fiander A, Martens M, Bozonnat MC, Struyf F, Dubin G, Castellsagué X. Cancer Med. 2019 Aug;8(10):4938-4953.
  • Influence of Genetic and Non-Genetic Risk Factors for Serum Uric Acid Levels and Hyperuricemia in Mexicans. Rivera-Paredez B, Macías-Kauffer L, Fernandez-Lopez JC, Villalobos-Comparán M, Martinez-Aguilar MM, de la Cruz-Montoya A, Ramírez-Salazar EG, Villamil-Ramírez H, Quiterio M, Ramírez-Palacios P, Romero-Hidalgo S, Villarreal-Molina MT, Denova-Gutiérrez E, Flores YN, Canizales-Quinteros S, Salmerón J, Velázquez-Cruz R. Nutrients. 2019 Jun 14;11(6).
  • Feasibility of a combined strategy of HPV vaccination and screening in Mexico: the FASTER-Tlalpan study experience. León-Maldonado L, Cabral A, Brown B, Ryan GW, Maldonado A, Salmerón J, Allen-Leigh B, Lazcano-Ponce E. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019;15(7-8):1986-1994.
  • Increased Prevalence of Psychosocial, Behavioral, and Socio-Environmental Risk Factors among Overweight and Obese Youths in Mexico and the United States. Flores YN, Contreras ZA, Ramírez-Palacios P, Morales LS, Edwards TC, Gallegos-Carrillo K, Salmerón J, Lang CM, Sportiche N, Patrick DL. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Apr 30;16(9).