Clara Menéndez holds the position of a Senior Researcher and a Professor responsible for reproductive, maternal, and child health at the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, and also leads and coordinates the Health Research Centre (CISM) in Mozambique. She has held key senior management position at the Hospital Clinic, Tropical Medicine Area, Infectious Diseases Department, University of Barcelona. She graduated in medicine at the University Autónoma of Madrid, Spian, and holds a Diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the University of London, UK, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain. For several years, she has been responsible for the design and development of new areas of work and research at the University of Barcelona and at the Spanish Government, including new strategies for the control of malaria, anaemia in infants and pregnant women, and reduction of maternal mortality in developing countries. Moreover, she has been awarded the prize Príncipe de Asturias for International Cooperation Actions and the prize Rudolf Geigy for International Research Commitment. Currently, she works for the Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, and is a Professor of the tropical medicine master course, University of Barcelona, of the public health master course of the University of Pompeu Fabra, and of the international health master course of the Health Institute Carlos III. Menéndez is also a Consultant in the malaria field for the WHO. To date, she has participated in over one hundred publications on topics concerning the areas of investigation she coordinates in international magazines and has supervised around 15 Ph.D. dissertations.
Biography Updated on 3 January 2010