Dr. Virginia Hernandez Santiago

Research Fellow

Address:

Mackenzie Building
Kirsty Semple Way
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Dundee
DD2 4PF

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 420113

Email Address:

v.z.hernandezsantiago@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

Dr Santiago was awarded a Chief Scientist Office Clinical Academic Training Fellowship and she is
currently doing a PhD in Medicine from April 2012 in the Division of Population Health Sciences. The
title of the project is “A multilevel analysis of the impact of changes in antimicrobial prescribing on
antimicrobial resistance”. She is also a GP and a member of the RCGP Junior International
Committee.
Prior to that, she was a NES GP Academic Fellow for two years, having qualified as a General
Practitioner in Madrid, Spain, in 2010.
Her research interests are in antimicrobial prescribing 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 and
management of infectious diseases in the community. She also has an interest in medical education,
looking at feedback within the undergraduate medical context and professionalism in healthcare.

Research

Current Research

Hernandez Santiago V, Marwick CA, Davey PG, Guthrie B. A multilevel analysis of the impact of changes in antimicrobial prescribing on antimicrobial resistance. Chief Scientist Office, Clinical Academic Training Fellowship for Dr Hernandez Santiago. April 2013 to March 2017. £232,847

V. Hernandez Santiago, B Guthrie, P G Davey, P Donnan, G Orange, H Steele. Quinolone exposure and its relation to quinolone resistance in Primary Care. Royal College of General Practitioners Scientific Foundation Board. March 2012 to September 2014. £10,942.

Other

Tayside Insightful Practice Project (TIPP) – Development of Undergraduate Medical Education, measuring professionalism. Quality, Safety and Informatics group, Division of Clinical and Population Sciences & Education. University of Dundee, United Kingdom. Research assistant from April 2011-July 2012.

Publications

  • Morales DR, Lipworth BL, Guthrie B, Jackson C, Donnan PT, Santiago VH. Safety risks for AERD patients following acute exposure to selective NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors: meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013; in press
  • Bruce Guthrie, Mary Duffy, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Gillian Orange, Peter Davey. Trimethoprim prescription and subsequent resistance in childhood urinary infection: multilevel modelling analysis. BJGP 2013, 63(209): pp. e238-e243(6).
  • Charis Marwick, Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Colin McCowan, Janice Broomhall, Peter Davey. Community acquired infections in older patients admitted to hospital from care homes versus the community: cohort study of microbiology and outcomes. BMC Geriatrics 2013, 13:12 (6 February 2013).
  • Virginia Hernandez Santiago. Ser medico de familia en Escocia (Scottish General Practice). AMF 2013;9(7):412-414. Article in Spanish
  • Saldaña I, Hernandez V, Cubero P. Enfermedad de Chagas: abordaje de una afección emergente en nuestro medio (Chagas’ Disease: management of an emerging disease in our country).  FMC. 2009;16(2):68-76. Article in Spanish
  • Hernández V, Saldaña I. A propósito de un caso: enfermedad de Chagas, un nuevo reto para Atención Primaria (Case report: Chagas’ Disease, a new threat for General Practice). AMF 2009;5(4):218-226. Article in Spanish.

Teaching

She has been involved in OSCE exams and portfolio reviews for Dundee medical students.

Conferences

  • IV Iberoamerican Confederation of Family Medicine Subregional Conference – CIMF WONCA. Granada, Spain, June 2013.
  • WONCA Europe Conference, Wien (Austria) 5th -7th July 2012
  • International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare. Paris, April 2012.
  • WONCA European Conference, Warsaw, Poland, Sept 2011