Dr Virginia Hernandez Santiago

Dr Virginia Hernandez Santiago
Clinical Academic Fellow



data source: symbiosis

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”.


Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
13  (of 13 published available) for vhs2. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
Please click title of any item for full details

Exploring the training and scope of practice of GPs in England, Germany and Spain Ketevan Glonti, Verena Struckmann, Alvaro Alconada, Luisa M. Pettigrew, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Sergio Minue, Isabelle Risso-Gill, Martin McKee, Helena Legido-Quigley
Gaceta Sanitaria 2019 vol.33 pp.148-155
Short-course versus long-course therapy of the same antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia in adolescent and adult outpatients Jesús López-Alcalde, Ricardo Rodriguez-Barrientos, Jesús Redondo-Sánchez, Javier Muñoz-Gutiérrez, José María Molero García, Carmen Rodríguez-Fernández, Julio Heras-Mosteiro, Jaime Marin-Cañada, Jose Casanova-Colominas, Amaya Azcoaga-Lorenzo, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Manuel Gómez-García
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews  vol.9 
Antibioticos en atención primaria. Como hemos llegado hasta aquí? Jose Maria Molero, Virginia Hernandez Santiago
AMF 2017 vol.13 pp.327-333
Effectiveness of an intervention for improving drug prescription in primary care patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy Alexandra Prados-Torres, Isabel del Cura-González, Daniel Prados-Torres, Juan A. López-Rodríguez, Francisca Leiva-Fernández, Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Fernando López-Verde, Luis A. Gimeno-Feliu, Esperanza Escortell-Mayor, Victoria Pico-Soler, Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, M. Josefa Bujalance-Zafra, Mariel Morey-Montalvo, José Ramón Boxó-Cifuentes, Beatriz Poblador-Plou, José Manuel Fernández-Arquero, Francisca González-Rubio, María D. Ramiro-González, Carlos Coscollar-Santaliestra, Jesús Martín-Fernández, M. Pilar Barnestein-Fonseca, José María Valderas-Martínez, Alessandra Marengoni, Christiane Muth, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Amaya Azcoaga-Lorenzo
Implementation Science 2017 vol.12 
Has primary care antimicrobial use really been increasing? Comparison of changes in different prescribing measures for a complete geographic population 1995–2014 Mark D. J. Neilly, Bruce Guthrie, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Thenmalar Vadiveloo, Peter T Donnan, Charis A. Marwick
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2017 vol.72 pp.2921-2930
Effectiveness of a strategy that uses educational games to implement clinical practice guidelines among Spanish residents of family and community medicine (e-EDUCAGUIA project) Isabel del Cura-González, Juan A. López-Rodríguez, Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, Ricardo Rodríguez-Barrientos, Jesús Martín-Fernández, Gloria Ariza-Cardiel, Elena Polentinos-Castro, Begoña Román-Crespo, Esperanza Escortell-Mayor, Milagros Rico-Blázquez, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Amaya Azcoaga-Lorenzo, Elena Ojeda-Ruiz, Ana I. González-González, José F. Ávila-Tomas, Jaime Barrio-Cortés, José M. Molero-García, Raul Ferrer-Peña, María Eugenia Tello-Bernabé, Mar Trujillo-Martín, Araceli Garrido Barral, Aurora Fernández Moreno, Paloma Casado Pérez, Emilio Cervera Barba, María Teresa Rodríguez Monje, Ana Gorroñogoitia Iturbe, Luis Ignacio Mendibil Crespo, M. Eulalia Mariñelarena Mañeru, Ma Josefa Gil de Gómez Barragan, Sofía Garrido Elustondo, Rosario Riesgo Fuertes, Luisa María Cabello Ballesteros, Rocío álvarez Nido, Cruz Bartolome Moreno, Guillermo Cairo Rojas, Jose Luis Lopez Rivas, Amaya Zenarutzabeitia Pikatza, Carmen Sánchez Celaya, Mariel Morey-Montalvo, Lizzy Paola Cisneros Almeida, Manuel Del álamo Rodríguez, Alberto López García Franco, Elisa Ceresuela Weismann, Remedios Martín álvarez, Beatriz Medina Bustillo, Marta Sánchez Celaya del Pozo, Luis Sánchez-Perruca, Miguel ángel Salinero Fort, Carmen de Burgos Luna, Angel Mataix SanJuan,
Implementation Science 2016 vol.11 
Insightful Practice Douglas Murphy, Patricia Aitchison, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Peter Davey, Gary Mires, Dilip Nathwani
BMC Medical Education 2015 vol.15 
NSAID-exacerbated respiratory disease: a meta-analysis evaluating prevalence, mean provocative dose of aspirin and increased asthma morbidity Daniel Ramon Morales, B Guthrie, B J Lipworth, C Jackson, P. T. Donnan, Virginia Hernandez Santiago
Allergy 2015 vol.70 pp.828-835
The rising tide of polypharmacy and drug-drug interactions Bruce Guthrie, Boikanyo Makubate, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Tobias Dreischulte
BMC Medicine 2015 vol.13 
Time series analysis of the impact of an intervention in Tayside, Scotland to reduce primary care broad-spectrum antimicrobial use Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Charis A. Marwick, Andrea Patton, Peter G. Davey, Peter T Donnan, Bruce Guthrie
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2015 vol.70 pp.2397-2404
Safety risks for patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease after acute exposure to selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and COX-2 inhibitors Daniel Ramon Morales, Brian J Lipworth, Bruce Guthrie, Catherine Miriam Jackson, Peter T Donnan, Virginia Hernandez Santiago
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014 vol.134 pp.40-45
Community acquired infections in older patients admitted to hospital from care homes versus the community: cohort study of microbiology and outcomes Charis Marwick, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Colin Mccowan, Janice Broomhall, Peter Davey
BMC Geriatrics 2013 vol.13 pp.12
Trimethoprim prescription and subsequent resistance in childhood urinary infection A. Mary Duffy, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Gillian Orange, Peter G. Davey, Bruce Guthrie
British Journal of General Practice 2013 vol.63