Assistant Professor
Ph.D., 2018, University of Puerto Rico – Medical Sciences Campus

Academic Department(s)

Research Area
Diabetes Mellitus 2 & Obesity (Study organ anatomy and hemodynamic by diagnostic images)

Current Projects

Sonography evaluation of liver health among pediatric population in Puerto Rico

Pediatric obesity is established as a global public health concern that will develop liver complication as a Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.   NAFLD is the precursor of significant chronic disease such as steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.  This research objective is, for the first time, to establish the association between unhealthy body weight and liver size, volume, and texture in Puerto Rican children’s.  The idea is to maximize the possibility for the early detection of plausible changes in liver size, volume, and texture as predictors of liver disease among obese pediatric patients.

Availability for Students


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

Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x2021