René Mauricio Barría
René Mauricio Barría, DrPH, is a principal investigator and assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad Austral de Chile. He was trained as an epidemiologist and received his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from Universidad de la Frontera in Temuco, Chile, and his DrPH from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. His research interests lie in the areas of maternal–child health, neonatal care, and environmental health. He is skilled in epidemiological studies with special interest in cohort studies and clinical trials. From 2010 to 2017 he was Director of the Evidence-Based Health Office and currently serves as Director of the Nursing Institute at the Universidad Austral de Chile. He has published several articles related to the care and health of the newborn and is a reviewer of several international journals.