• 2012 – Ph.D. in Health and Public Policy, LSHTM, UK.
  • 2001 – Master in Health Economics, CIDE.
  • 1995 – Bachelor in Nutrition, UAM-X.

Academic appointments:

  • Professor, Center for Research in Policies, Population, and Health, UNAM.
  • President of the Technical Committee of the State Evaluation Commission of the State of Morelos.
  • Level 2 Researcher of the National System of Researchers.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Evaluation of the Global Vaccination Alliance (GAVI)
  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • A comprehensive evaluation of social programs and policies.
  • Universal health coverage and effective access.
  • Health inequities.
  • Analysis of risk behaviors, particularly among adolescents.

Featured projects:

  • Health inequities in Mexico: estimation of health inequalities associated with avoidable aspects and measurement of the burden of inequality.


  • Gutiérrez JP, Leyva Flores R, Aracena Genao B. Social inequality in sexual and reproductive health in Ecuador: an analysis of gaps by levels of provincial poverty 2009-2015. Int J Equity Health. 2019 Jun 3;18(1):49.
  • Leyva Flores R, Infante C, Gutiérrez JP, Quintino-Perez F, Gómez-Saldivar MJ, Torres-Robles C. Migrants in transit through Mexico to the US: Experiences with violence and related factors, 2009-2015. PLoS ONE. 2019 14(8): e0220775.
  • Infante C, Leyva Flores R, Gutiérrez JP, Quintino-Perez F, Torres-Robles C, Gómez-Saldivar MJ. Rape, transactional sex and related factors among migrants in transit through Mexico to the USA. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 2019 DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2019.1662088.