Enrique Teran, PhD

Dr. Enrique Teran is a medical doctor and holds a PhD in Pharmacology. He is a professor at the School of Medicine at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in Ecuador. For over 25 years, he has been involved in research with an interest in oxidative stress, chronic/metabolic and infectious diseases, and pharmacogenetics, as well as in public policies and regulatory pathways. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-review journals. He is a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Sciences of Ecuador. 

Courses Taught

Critical Issues in Global Health 

Select Publications

Teran E, Gomez H, Hannois D, Lema M, Mantilla W, Rico-Restrepo M, McElwee E, Castro Sanchez N, Valdivieso N, Espinoza MA. Streamlining Breast Cancer and Colorectal Cancer Biosimilar Regulations to Improve Access in Latin America: Expert panel perspective. The Lancet Oncoloy 2022; 23: e348–58 

Quirola-Amores SP, Espinosa P, Oleas P, Hernandez I, Henríquez-Trujillo AR, Teran E. HIV rapid testing in the general population and the usefulness of PrEP in Ecuador: a cost-utility analysis. Fronties in Public Health 2022;10:884313 (10.3389/fpubh.2022.884313). 

Quizhpe E, Teran E, Pulkki-Brännström AM, San Sebastián M. Social inequalities in healthcare utilization during Ecuadorian healthcare reform (2007-2017): a before-and-after cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2022;22(1):499 (10.1186/s12889-022-12884-9). 

Ortiz-Prado E, Teran E, Cevallos-Sierra G, Villacres T, Alcivar C, Vasconez E. Anti-tobacco policy and the smuggled cigarettes, a hidden problem in Ecuador. Journal of Public Health and Emergency 2021:6:10 (10.21037/jphe-21-81). 

Aumala T, Cardenas M, Vergara D, Vasconez M, Palacios I, Terán E. Risk Perception and Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Against COVID-19 in a Hypertensive Population from a Semi-Urban City of Ecuador. Frontiers in Public Health 2021;9:734065 

Regalado L D, Rivera-Olivero IA, Garcia-Bereguiain MA, Tana L, Hernandez I, Zurita J, Vidal JE, Terán E, de Waard JH. Pneumococcal Carriage Among Indigenous Kichwa Children From the Ecuadorian Andes After the 10-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine Introduction. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2021;40(11):e427-e433 

Macis M, Grunauer M, Gutierrez E, Izurieta R, Phan P, Reina Ortiz M, Rosas C, Teran E. Using Incentives and Nudging to Improve Non-Targeted HIV Testing in Ecuador: A Randomized Trial. AIDS and Behaviour 2021;25(8):2542-2550 

Peñas-LLedó E, Terán E, Sosa-Macías M, Galaviz-Hernández C, Gil JP, Nair S, Diwakar S, Hernández I, Lara-Riegos J, Ramírez-Roa R, Verde I, Tarazona-Santos E, Molina-Guarneros J, Moya G, Rägo L, LLerena A.  Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Pharmacogenetic Research Studies in Resource-limited Settings: Conclusions from the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences-Ibero-American Network of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Meeting. Clinical Therapeutics 2020;42(8):1595-1610.e5 

Thompson AL, Nicholas KM, Watson E, Terán E, Bentley ME. Water, food, and the dual burden of disease in Galápagos, Ecuador. American Journal of Human Biology 2019:e23344.  

Đào LU, Terán E, Bejarano S, Hernandez I, Reina-Ortiz M, Chee V, Flores M, Izurieta R, Baldwin J, Martinez-Tyson D. Risk and resiliency: the syndemic nature of HIV/AIDS in the indigenous highland communities of Ecuador. Public Health 2019;176:37-43 

Research Interests

Drug quality, accessibility, and regulation
Personalized medicine through pharmacogenetics
Infectious diseases, particularly HIV and public policies to reduce stigma, increase diagnosis, and improve outcomes
Chronic and metabolic diseases both from the medical and public health approaches


  • PhD, University College London, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
  • MD, Central University of Ecuador, School of Medicine
  • MSc, International Cooperation for Development, International University of La Rioja, Madrid, Spain
Enrique Teran, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in Sustainable Development Practice

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