Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH


Medical School: San Carlos University School of Medicine, Guatemala, 1998

Graduate School

M.P.H., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2001

Post Doctoral Education

Postdoctoral Fellow on Tobacco Control, University of California, San Francisco, CA, 2001-04

Research Interests

2009-11 International Development Research Center/Research for International Tobacco Control. “Tobacco control research mentorship program.” PI


Dr. Joaquin Barnoya obtained his medical degree from San Carlos University Medical School in Guatemala in 1998. He then obtained a Masters in Public Health (emphasis in Family and Community Health) from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA. While at Harvard, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Nutrition under the supervision of Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH. He then moved to the University of California, San Francisco, where he was a Legacy Foundation Tobacco Control research fellow under the supervision of Stan Glantz, Ph.D. After three years in San Francisco, he moved back to his native Guatemala where he serves as part-time Director of Research at the Cardiovascular Unit of Guatemala and practices preventive medicine. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Barnoya is also editor of the BMJ journal “Tobacco Control.” His research and publications focus on tobacco control, with particular emphasis on secondhand smoke effects, tobacco advertising and smoke-free workplaces.

Contact Information:

660 S. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-0230

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