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YENIFER DIAZ MONTES | Medicine and Health Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Prof YENIFER DIAZ MONTES, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Colombia

Yenifer Díaz Montes is an accomplished nurse with a strong academic and professional background. She completed her high school education at Institución Educativa Marco Fidel Suárez in Ciénaga de Oro, Córdoba in 2010. She earned her Nursing degree from Universidad del Magdalena in 2015 and specialized in University Teaching in 2017. Yenifer obtained a Master’s in Public Health, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Universidad del Norte in 2020. Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Public Health at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has diverse experience, including roles at Clínica Mar Caribe COLSALUD S.A. and Universidad del Magdalena. Her proficiency in English is at a B2.1 level 🌟.

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She graduated as a Bachiller Académico from Institución Educativa Marco Fidel Suarez in Ciénaga de Oro, Córdoba, in 2010. She then pursued a degree in Nursing at Universidad Del Magdalena, Santa Marta, graduating on December 4, 2015. Continuing my education, I specialized in University Teaching at Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, on October 4, 2017, and obtained a Master’s in Public Health, Summa Cum Laude, from Universidad del Norte on July 17, 2020. Currently,  am pursuing a Doctorate in Epidemiology and Public Health at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, which began in November 2020. In addition to my formal education, She have completed various diplomas: Nursing Care for Patients with Renal Disease (120 hours, April 24 – June 21, 2015), Pedagogy for Non-Licensed Professionals (480 hours, June 10 – September 9, 2017), Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (120 hours, March 15 – May 31, 2018), and Primary Health Care and Integrated Health Service Networks in Colombia (120 hours, 2018) through the OPS/OMS Virtual Health Campus, Node Colombia. 💉📚🎓


From January 4, 2016, to May 3, 2018, I served as Chief Nurse in Emergency, Hospitalization, and Maternity at the Universidad del Magdalena, managing both administrative duties and patient care under the supervision of Leonor Candanoza. Transitioning to an academic role, I became a Lecturer from April 14, 2018, to October 1, 2018, and then from February 4, 2019, to October 7, 2019, teaching at the same university. During the pandemic, from October 21, 2020, I took on the role of Leader in Covid-19 Containment and Mitigation at the Santa Marta District Health Secretary. My journey includes enriching experiences as a Home Care Nurse at IPS FUSA S.A.S and as a Professor at various universities, fostering education and community engagement. Currently, as Coordinator of Social Projection and Extension at the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia since September 1, 2021, I continue to blend my passion for healthcare and education with dedication and purpose. 🏥

Reserach focus

Yenifer Diaz Montes primarily focuses her research on diabetes-related health outcomes, including glycemic status and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in at-risk populations across Latin American cities. Her contributions underscore the intersection of diabetes management and patient well-being, emphasizing the impact of glycemic control on overall quality of life. Diaz Montes’s work not only investigates clinical aspects but also highlights the psychosocial dimensions of living with diabetes, enhancing our understanding of how medical interventions can improve patient experiences. 🌍🔬 Her multidisciplinary approach integrates epidemiology, public health, and patient-centered care to inform comprehensive diabetes management strategies.

YENIFER DIAZ MONTES | Medicine and Health Sciences | Best Researcher Award

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