Patricia Olaya Contreras
R.N., M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate

Patricia Olaya Contreras, an RN and Master in Science in reproductive health by training, is currently a nurse in the Stroke Unit of Västra Gotland Regionen in Gothenborg, Sweden. She worked as a reproductive health epidemiologist for Mexico's National Institute of Public Health from 1994-1996. Ms. Olaya Contreras' research interests include environmental exposure and its effects on women of reproductive age and relation to the development of genital cancer in men and women, the development of environmental and exposure biomarkers and occupational musculoskeletal diseases.

Partial Bibliography

Olaya-Contreras P, González-De Cossio T, Bernstein J, López-Carrillo L, Fernández-Ortega C. Factores nutricionales y cancer de mama, en la region central de Colombia. Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica de Mexico, VIII International Congress 1999.

Ortiz E, Alemán E, Olaya P. Personal exposure to benzene, toluene, xylen in different microenviroments in Mexico. Sci Total Enviromental. 2002 Mar. 27;287(3): 241-8.

Olaya-Contreras P, Buekens P, Lazcano-Ponce E, Villamil-Rodriguez J. Reproductive factors associated to breast cancer in Colombian women. Revista de Saúde Pública (Journal of Public Health) vol.33(3), 1999.

Olaya-Contreras P, Villamil-Rodriguez J, Posso-Valencia HJ, Cortéz JE. Organochlorine exposure and breast cancer in Colombia. Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, 14(Sup.3):125-132, 1998.