José Belizan, MD, PhD
Dr. Belizan's major research and training focus is on evidence-based medicine, randomized controlled trials and implementation science, with a specialization in maternal health and its effect on the progeny. He runs many collaborative randomized clinical trials showing the efficacy of interventions for maternal and neonatal care. These trials involve the collaboration of researchers form many countries, including Latin American, African and Asian sites.
He has been an overseas mentor for more than 10 years via various NIH-funded grants. He is the co-director of the Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows site in Argentina, which offers one-year mentored clinical research training experience for doctoral students and post-doctoral candidates in health-related professions from the U.S. To date, he has hosted two scholars and nine fellows at IECS in association with the program. Additionally, he has hosted 12 scholars via the MHIRT program.
Dr. Belizan holds an MD, two PhDs (in reproductive biology and medicine), an MSc in epidemiology and an OB/GYN certification.
Honors and Awards
2010, Preeclampsia Foundation
Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia Prize
2006, 5th World Congress on Perinatal Medicine
Heraldry Order of Cristóbal Colon in the degree of Knight
2001, President of Dominican Republic
First Annual Lawton Chiles International Lecture on Maternal and Child Health in the Americas
2000, National Institutes of Health
Lecturer at the XII Berzelius Symposium
1999, The Swedish Society of Medicine
Golden Medal “Prof. Adelda L. de Moraes”
1992, Brazilian Center of Population Dynamics and Human Reproduction
1995, Argentinean National Council of Scientific Research
Global maternal health research and the role of implementation science
Global maternal health research seeking and testing interventions to improve maternal health outcomes
Mentoring pre- and postdoctoral students in their dissertations, thesis and research activities
Mentoring on finding research subjects and on the process of research projects, from the protocol to the final publication