Alexandra Montoliu Gimenez

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Alexandra Montoliu Gimenez

Alexandra Montoliu has the bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 2002) and has a Master in Statistics and Operations Research,a speciality in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, 2015). She previously had her degree in Statistics in 2009 (Universitat de Barcelona).

From 2003 to September 2019, she was working as a statistician at the Centre for Epidemiological Studies of Sexually Transmitted Disease and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT). She was participating in several research projects on infectious diseases. She performed longitudinal studies of the factors related to progression to AIDS or death in HIV-infected patients, the assess the optimal time to initiate highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and the assess the rates of discontinuation of treatment regimens and their associated factors. She was involved in studies for Epidemiologic Surveillance using sampling methodologies for the collection of data from hard-to-reach populations. She also worked on projects about the use of indicator conditions and behavioural criteria to promote the offer of HIV testing in Primary Care in Catalonia.

Since 2019, she has focused her interests on the epidemiology of HPV and cervical cancer. Currently she is a member of the Infections and Cancer Unit (Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme) team at the Institut Català d’Oncologia (ICO), where is a member of the Health Economics in Cancer Research group (HECR). Her work consists in developing mathematical models of cancer evolution, to perform cost-effectiveness analyses of screening strategies in cancer prevention.



Agustí C, Cunillera O, Almeda J, (...) Montoliu A, et al. Efficacy of an electronic reminder for HIV screening in primary healthcare based on indicator conditions in Catalonia (Spain). HIV Med. 2022 Sep;23(8):868-879. doi: 10.1111/hiv.13270.

Bruni L, Saura-Lázaro A, Montoliu A, et al. HPV vaccination introduction worldwide and WHO and UNICEF estimates of national HPV immunization coverage 2010-2019. Prev Med. 2021 Mar;144:106399. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106399.

Hernando Rovirola C, Spiteri G, Sabidó M, Montoliu A, et al. Antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from foreign-born population in the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. Sex Transm Infect. 2020 May;96(3):204-210. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2018-053912.

Agustí C, Font-Casaseca N, Belvis F, (...) Montoliu A, et al. The role of socio-demographic determinants in the geo-spatial distribution of newly diagnosed HIV infections in small areas of Catalonia (Spain). BMC Public Health. 2020 Oct 9;20(1):1533. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09603-7.

Prieto JB, Ávila VS, Folch C, Montoliu A, Casabona J. . Linked factors to access to sexual health checkups of female sex workers in the metropolitan region of Chile. Int J Public Health. 2019 Apr;64(3):355-363. doi: 10.1007/s00038-018-1175-6.

Llibre JM, Montoliu A, Miró JM, et al. Discontinuation of dolutegravir, elvitegravir/cobicistat and raltegravir because of toxicity in a prospective cohort. HIV Med. 2019 Mar;20(3):237-247. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12710.