Dr Virginia Hernandez Santiago

Dr Virginia Hernandez Santiago
Clinical Academic Fellow



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Research Overview from research@st-andrews

Dr Virginia H Santiago has been an academic GP since 2011. She moved to the University of St Andrews in November 2017, after being working in research in Dundee for over 6 years. Her research interests are in infectious disease epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship in Primary Care, with a special focus on antimicrobial misuse and its implications for resistance and adverse health outcomes (healthcare associated infections), and methods for improving the quality of antimicrobial prescribing in the community, including intervention development (clinical trials) and evaluation.

Prior to that, she was a CSO PhD Clinical Academic Training Fellow, and NES GP Academic Fellow at Dundee University, having qualified as a General Practitioner with Disctintion in Madrid, Spain, in 2010. The title of her PhD project is “Primary care antimicrobial stewardship: impact on prescribing and resistance”.


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Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
López-Alcalde, J, Rodriguez-Barrientos, R, Redondo-Sánchez, J, Muñoz-Gutiérrez, J, Molero García, JM, Rodríguez-Fernández, C, Heras-Mosteiro, J, Marin-Cañada, J, Casanova-Colominas, J, Azcoaga-Lorenzo, A, Hernandez Santiago, V & Gómez-García, M 2018, 'Short-course versus long-course therapy of the same antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia in adolescent and adult outpatients' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 9, CD009070. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009070.pub2
Glonti, K, Struckmann, V, Alconada, A, Pettigrew, LM, Hernandez-Santiago, V, Minue, S, Risso-Gill, I, McKee, M & Legido-Quigley, H 2018, 'Análisis de la formación y el ámbito de práctica de los médicos de atención primaria en Inglaterra, Alemania y España' Gaceta Sanitaria, vol. In press. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2017.10.011
Prados-Torres, A, del Cura-González, I, Prados-Torres, D, López-Rodríguez, JA, Leiva-Fernández, F, Calderón-Larrañaga, A, López-Verde, F, Gimeno-Feliu, LA, Escortell-Mayor, E, Pico-Soler, V, Sanz-Cuesta, T, Bujalance-Zafra, MJ, Morey-Montalvo, M, Boxó-Cifuentes, JR, Poblador-Plou, B, Fernández-Arquero, JM, González-Rubio, F, Ramiro-González, MD, Coscollar-Santaliestra, C, Martín-Fernández, J, Barnestein-Fonseca, MP, Valderas-Martínez, JM, Marengoni, A, Muth, C, Multi-PAP Group, Hernández-Santiago, V & Azcoaga-Lorenzo, A 2017, 'Effectiveness of an intervention for improving drug prescription in primary care patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy: study protocol of a cluster randomized clinical trial (Multi-PAP project)' Implementation Science, vol. 12, 54. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-017-0584-x
del Cura-González, I, López-Rodríguez, JA, Sanz-Cuesta, T, Rodríguez-Barrientos, R, Martín-Fernández, J, Ariza-Cardiel, G, Polentinos-Castro, E, Román-Crespo, B, Escortell-Mayor, E, Rico-Blázquez, M, Hernández-Santiago, V, Azcoaga-Lorenzo, A, Ojeda-Ruiz, E, González-González, AI, Ávila-Tomas, JF, Barrio-Cortés, J, Molero-García, JM, Ferrer-Peña, R, Tello-Bernabé, ME, Trujillo-Martín, M, Barral, AG, Moreno, AF, Pérez, PC, Barba, EC, Rodríguez Monje, MT, Iturbe, AG, Crespo, LIM, Mañeru, MEM, de Gómez Barragan, MJG, Elustondo, SG, Fuertes, RR, Cabello Ballesteros, LM, Nido, RÁ, Moreno, CB, Rojas, GC, Rivas, JLL, Pikatza, AZ, Celaya, CS, Montalvo, MM, Almeida, LPC, álamo Rodríguez, MD, García-Franco, AL, Weismann, EC, álvarez, RM, Bustillo, BM, del Pozo, MSC, Perruca, LS, Salinero Fort, MÁ, de Burgos Luna, C, SanJuan, AM & Educaguia Group 2016, 'Effectiveness of a strategy that uses educational games to implement clinical practice guidelines among Spanish residents of family and community medicine (e-EDUCAGUIA project): A clinical trial by clusters' Implementation Science, vol. 11, 71. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-016-0425-3