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Lozano Leon, Juan Manuel

Title: Vice Chair, Department of Medical and Population Health Science Resources, Associate Director for Student Research, Professor

Office: AHC1 443

Phone: 305-348-6063


Department(s): Medical and Population Health Sciences Research

Juan M. Lozano trained as an M.D. and pediatrician at Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia, graduating in 1982 and 1986, respectively. In 1988, he obtained his Masters of Science (Clinical Epidemiology) at McMaster University, in Canada, one of the world’s leading centers in Clinical Epidemiology and evidence based practice. He then returned to Javeriana University, where he achieved the position of Professor of Pediatrics and of Clinical Epidemiology and directed the Departments of Pediatrics (1994 to 1999) and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (1999 to 2009). He was Medical Officer for Research at the World Health Organization Acute Respiratory Infections Control Programme in Geneva, Switzerland (1993 and 1994). Dr. Lozano also directed (1995 and 1996) the National Program of Science and Technology in Health at the Department for Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias), the governmental institution responsible for managing all public research funds in Colombia. Dr. Lozano joined FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as Professor in October 2009.

Dr. Lozano’s primary research areas of interest have been in clinical pediatrics, mostly in acute respiratory infections (pneumonia and bronchiolitis), acute diarrhea and neonatology. More recently he has worked in the field of knowledge translation (accelerating the uptake of health research results by practitioners and policymakers). He has received research grants from the World Health Organization, The European Commission, The Canadian Institutes of Health Research, US-AID and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others. He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and about 20 book chapters. He has been author and editor of systematic reviews for the Acute Respiratory Infections Group of the Cochrane
Collaboration and is currently the chief editor of Pediatria, the main pediatric journal in his country, published by the Colombian Society of Pediatrics.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Lozano JM, Duque OR, Buitrago T, Behaine S. Pulse oximetry reference values at high altitude. Arch Dis Child 1992;67:299-301.
  2. Lozano JM, Céspedes J. Lactose versus lactose-free regimen in children with acute diarrhoea: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Latinoamer Nutr 1994:44:6-11.
  3. Lozano JM, Steinhoff MC, Ruiz JG, Mesa ML, Martinez N, Dussan B. Clinical predictors of acute radiological pneumonia and hypoxaemia at high altitude. Arch Dis Child 1994;71:323-7.
  4. Dennis R, Lozano JM, Ruiz JG, Londoño D, Rodriguez MN, Ruiz A. Prescription patterns of recently graduated physicians in Colombia: a survey during the mandatory social work period. Pharmacoepid Drug Safety 1998;7:15-21
  5. Lozano JM. Epidemiology of hypoxaemia in children with acute lower respiratory infection. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2001;5:496-504
  6. The Magpie Trial Collaborative Group. Do women with pre-eclampsia, and their babies, benefit from magnesium sulphate? The Magpie Trial: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2002;359:1877-90
  7. Perez A, Dennis RJ, Rodriguez B, Castro AY, Delgado V, Lozano JM, Castro MC. An interrupted time series analysis of parenteral antibiotic use in Colombia. J Clin Epidemiol 2003;56:1013-1020
  8. Addo-Yobo E, Chisaka N, Hassam M, Hibberd P, Lozano JM, Jeena P, et al for the Amoxicillin Penicillin Pneumonia International Study (APPIS) Group. Oral amoxicillin versus injectable penicillin for severe pneumonia in children aged 3 – 59 months: a randomized multicentre equivalence study. Lancet 2004;364:1141-8
  9. International Working Party to Promote and Revitalize Academic Medicine. ICRAM (the International Campaign to Revitalize Academic Medicine): agenda setting. BMJ 2004;329:787-9
  10. Patel H, Platt R, Lozano JM, Wang EEL Glucocorticoids for acute viral bronchiolitis in infants and young children (Cochrane Review). In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 3, 2004
  11. Efird MM, Rojas MA, Lozano JM, Bose CL, Rojas MX, Rondón MA, et al. Epidemiology of nosocomial infections in selected neonatal intensive care units in Colombia, South America. J Perinatol 2005;25:531-6
  12. Rojas MA, Efird MM, Lozano JM, Bose CL, Rojas MX, Rondón MA, et al. Risk factors for nosocomial infection in selected neonatal intensive care units in Colombia, South America. J Perinatol 2005;25:537-41
  13. Rojas MA, Lozano JM, Rojas MX, Bose CL, Rondón MA, et al. Randomized, multicenter trial of conventional ventilation versus high-frequency oscillatory ventilation for the early management of respiratory failure in term or near-term infants in Colombia. J Perinatol 2005;25:720-4
  14. Cordero C, Delino R, Jeyaseelan L, Lansang MA, Lozano J, Kumar S, Moreno S, Pietersen M, Quirino J, Thamlikitkul V, Robinson V, Tetroe J, terKuile A, Graham I, Grimshaw J, Neufeld V, Wells G, Tugwell P. Funding agencies active in low and middle income countries: support for knowledge translation. Bull WHO 2008;86:524-534
  15. Rojas MA, Lozano JM, Rojas MX, Laughon M, Bose CL, Rondon MA, Charry L, Bastidas JA, Perez LA, Rojas C, Ovalle O, Celis LA, Garcia-Harker J, Jaramillo ML, for the Colombian Neonatal Research Network. Very early surfactant without mandatory ventilation in premature infants treated with early continuous positive airway pressure: a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics 2009;123:137-42