Eddy Ríos-Olivares

Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology
RCMI Program Director
Distinguished Research Professor
Ph.D. 1976, Uni. of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
M.P.H. 1967, Uni. of Minnesota

Academic Department(s)
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Research Area
HIV/AIDS, Substances of Abuse

Research Interest
1) The natural history of HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico in adult population, 2) HIV-HCV co-infection (genotyping), 3) Effect of “speedball” use on the immune system, 4) effect of cocaine, heroin, methadone, and buprenorphine on CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocytes

Selected Publications
Prevalence of Drug Resistance and Associated Mutations in a Population of HIV-1(+) Puerto Ricans: 2006-2010. Sepúlveda-Torres Ldel C, De La Rosa A, Cumba L, Boukli N, Ríos-Olivares E, Cubano LA. AIDS Res Treat. 2012;2012:934041. 

Toxoplasmic encephalitis in an AIDS cohort at Puerto Rico before and after highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Mayor AM, Fernández Santos DM, Dworkin MS, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 May;84(5):838-41. 

Implications of ER stress, the unfolded protein response, and pro- and anti-apoptotic protein fingerprints in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells treated with alcohol. Boukli NM, Saiyed ZM, Ricaurte M, Rodriguez JW, Ríos Olivares E, Cubano LA, Nair MP. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2010 Dec;34(12):2081-8. 

The morbidity and mortality associated with kidney disease in an HIV-infected cohort in Puerto Rico. Mayor AM, Dworkin M, Quesada L, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. Ethn Dis. 2010 Winter;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-163-7.

Changes in developmental factors and HIV risk behaviors among early adolescents in Puerto Rico. Fernández Santos DM, Figueroa-Cosme WI, Gómez Mde L, Maysonet-Cruz J, Miranda-Díaz C, Septúlveda-Santiago M, Ríos-Olivares E, Hunter-Mellado RF. Ethn Dis. 2010 Winter;20(1 Suppl 1):S1-122-6.


Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel  (787) 798-4050
e-mail: eddy.rios@uccaribe.edu