Core Areas


The Consortium offers five core areas of research support and consulting with the aim of improving overall research project quality, supporting the professional growth of the Consortium’s researchers, and increasing the impact of their research on decision-making in the health sector.

We have a specialized team for each core area that offers the necessary support and consulting depending on the needs of each unique project.

 

 

Project Management

Quantitative methods

Training and capacity building

Scientific writing

Implementation research

Knowledge Translation and advocacy

Project management

Objective:

  • Provide administrative, legal, and financial management services to Consortium researchers and collaborating national and international institutions for the effective implementation of research and training projects.

Type of services:

  • Technical expertise on budgeting for research proposals (costing of fieldwork, laboratory tests, personnel, etc.)
  • Administrative support for research projects, including purchasing, contracting, management of personnel, legal affairs, accounting and auditing, financial reports, etc.

 

Core leader: Mtra. Gabriela León
Email: gabriela.leon@cisidat.org.mx

 

Quantitative methods

Objective:

  • Support decision-makers and members of the health science community in robust data analysis methods through statistical, econometric, and epidemiological tools

Type of services:

  • Fieldwork:
    • Survey design.
    • Statistical sampling.
    • Data collection, through interview techniques using computational tools (ACASI, CAPI, CASI).
    • Data collection and analysis, data capture processes, design, documentation, and storage of databases.
  • Quantitative analysis:
    • Study design and analysis strategy.
    • Data analysis (econometrics and epidemiology).
    • Advice on mathematical modeling techniques, simulation, meta-analysis, impact evaluation, and economic evaluation.
    • Visualization and interpretation of data for decision making.

 

Core leader: Dr(c). David Contreras-Loya
Email: david.contreras@cisidat.org.mx

 

Training and capacity building

Objective:

  • Develop and disseminate continuous health science training to health personnel, NGOs, etc. through relying on CISIDAT’s vast network of researchers.

Type of services:

  • Design of contents/curricula, methodologies, indicators, and training and evaluation tools for training and capacity building activities.
  • Provide specialized teachers and evaluators.
  • Manage logistics of training and capacity building activities.
  • Develop processes and materials for certified training programs.
  • Offer legal support for management of resources and transparent spending for the development of training processes

Core leader: MBA. Alejandra Olguín
Email: aolguinr@cisidat.org.mx

 

Scientific writing

Objective:

  • Provide proofreading services that help your sentences and vocabulary sound natural in English. This includes correcting grammar, punctuation, and spelling, as well as improving flow, sentence structure, and tone of writing. Our team works primarily on articles intended for publication in academic journals, but will also provide editing support for research proposals, presentations, and other documents for the dissemination of research results.

Type of services:

  • Basic editing service: includes editing of grammar, spelling, terminology, and writing of documents in English to increase the probability of acceptance of a manuscript.
  • Advanced Editing Service: provides extensive editing that goes beyond grammar and spelling edits, to improve awkward sentences, flow, and paragraph structure. We will also provide a detailed summary of the English language editing done in your document, highlighting the most common mistakes in English language translation.

Core leader: Mtra. Lily Alexander
Email: lilyalexander@cisidat.org.mx

 

Implementation research

Objective:

  • To provide solid scientific advice on implementation research.
  • To provide technical support in the design of interventions to:
    • reduce barriers and increase access to health services.
    • promote and scale up research results.
    • adapt health strategies to other contexts or different key groups.
  • To assist with the application of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.

Type of services:

  • Practical and methodological support to research projects to:
    • estimate knowledge, acceptability and availability to use health services.
    • estimate the success, impact, or effectiveness of an intervention.
  • Development of the study design and instruments to capture quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Assistance to implement and monitor interventions.
  • Carrying out the data analysis as well as the interpretation of the results.
  • Support the development of research proposals or dissemination of study results among researchers and/or decision makers and other key stakeholders.

Core leader: Dr. Heleen Vermandere
Email: hvermandere@cisidat.org.mx

Knowledge translation and advocacy

Objective:

  • Promote the dissemination and use of health research evidence for decision-making by governments, companies, civil society, and the general population.

Type of services:

  • Knowledge translation:
    • Decipher and contextualize relevant research results in simplified and prioritized messages that are useful for public policy decision-making.
    • Types of deliverables: presentation of results aimed at policymakers, policy briefs, infographics, videos.
  • Advocacy:
    • Design and implementation of a dissemination strategy of results.
    • Build strategic relations with key stakeholders so that the message reaches those actors who can effectively put the evidence into practice.

Core leader: Mtra. Paola Gadsden
Email: paola.gadsden@cisidat.org.mx