Personal profile


Carlos E. Durán (1981) is an Ecuadorian medical doctor with experience in the fields of Drug Utilization Research, Public Health, Pharmaceutical Policy, and Therapeutic Information to prescribers. He got his doctoral degree at Ghent University, Belgium. Since 2021, he holds a position as Assistant Professor in the department of Data Science & Biostastistics at Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands. In the department, he is part of a team of researchers, statisticians, and programmers conducting pharmacoepidemiological studies in large electronic healthcare databases. He is also affiliated as associate researcher to the Think Tank Medicines, Information and Power at National University of Colombia. For the last 14 years, he has been the Editor-in-chief of the Ecuadorian Green Book of Medicines, an independent therapeutic formulary.

Side activities

  • February 2020 - External Scientific Advisor of the ELEVATE project. The project aims to develop and validate a cervical cancer self-testing device that can yield rapid, easy-to-understand results at low costs. ELEVATE project is funded by European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (non-remunerated). 
  • September 2021 - Associated External Researcher of the Think Tank Medicines, Information and Power at National University of Colombia (remunerated). 
  • January 2008 - Editor-in-chief of the Ecuadorian Therapeutic Formulary (the Green Book of Medicines) (remunerated). 
  • March 2010 - Associate Editor of Excellencis Ecuador, an e-platform for Continuous Medical Education (non-remunerated). 

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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