Juan R. Albertorio, M.A.

jna8@cdc.gov

Juan R. Albertorio is a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), International Statistics Program. Since 2000, he has provided technical assistance to the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission for the development of the Healthy “Gente” program. He also advises CIPMH members and the Kellogg Health Scholars about how to use NCHS survey data in their research. Before joining NCHS, Albertorio was an intramural research fellow at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Gallaudet Research Institute, and the Medical College of Virginia. He has a master’s degree in psychology (academic research) from the University of Puerto Rico. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Research Interests and Projects

Population analysis of mental health conditions, including quantifying sub-syndromal depression; measurement of impairment and functional limitation across the age span, and methodologies for international comparisons of chronic health conditions. Albertino is committed to improving the health of minorities and people with disabilities by establishing communication between NCHS and academia and through collaboration among national and international health agencies.

Contact Information: jna8@cdc.gov

Publications

Levesque, R, Albertorio, J. (June, 2008) Age-adjustment prevalence using SPSS complex survey sample (15.01), and Python. http://www.spsstools.net/python.htm#AgeAdjustedPrevalence

Albertorio, J. (2006 and 2008) Life expectancy at birth, according to sex: selected countries: 2004. MMWR 55(22); 631, June 9, 2006. MMWR (57) 13, 346. April 4, 2008.

Albertorio-Diaz, J., Notzon, F., Rodriguez-Lainz, A. (April 2007) Diabetes hospitalization at the US-Mexico border. Prev Chronic Dis, www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/apr/06_0073.htm.

Albertorio, J., Lee, J. (June 9, 2006) Life expectancy at birth, according to sex: selected countries: 2001. MMWR 55(22); 631.

Albertorio, J., Masteller J., Cohen, R. (March 10, 2006) Percentage of Adults Aged > 18 Years Without Health Insurance Coverage, by Ethnicity- United States and Counties Along the United States-Mexico Border, 2000-2003. (2006) Quickstat, MMWR 55 (9).

Albertorio, J., Access to Health Care along the US-Mexico Border. United States Mexico Border Health Commission. Publication forthcoming.

Albertorio, J., Prevalence, ethnic and gender differences in asthma hospitalization at the US-Mexico Border. Publication forthcoming.