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José F. Parodi

Director of the Centre for Ageing Research

Dr. Parodi served in various national & global committees for Health & Ageing and participated as an expert for international institutions

Languages : English, Spanish


Dr. Jose F. Parodi is Geriatrician and Professor of Geriatrics and Public Health in undergraduate and graduate, in the Faculty of Human Medicine at the Universidad de San Martin de Porres of Peru (FMH-USMP). He is also Director of Center for Ageing Research – CIEN of the FMH-USMP. Through CIEN, he collaborates as external advisor, with the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO). He has advised on issues of public health and aging to health and social ministries in Latin America. He has served in various national and global committees for Health and Ageing and also has participated as expert and advisor for international institutions on the issue of aging and health. He is author or coauthor of numerous articles in clinical journals and books.


How to care for an older adult?
El Universo

May 20, 2017

"What this type of conference seeks is to improve the knowledge of the skills, abilities and attitudes of all the people involved in the care of the elderly," said José Francisco Parodi, geriatrician and director of the Aging Research Center, of the U. of San Martín de Porres, in Peru.

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Falls Among the Elderly in Peruvian Andean Communities and the Rural far South of Brazil: Prevalence and Associated Factors
J Community Health

2019Falls are the fifth leading cause of death and are one of the main causes of hospitalization. The literature about falls prevalence among older adults living in rural/remote communities in South America is scarce. To compare falls prevalence among the elderly in the Andes, Peru, and in the rural area of the municipality of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.

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Factors associated with poor physical performance in older adults of 11 Peruvian high Andean communities
F1000 Research

2019Physical performance in the older adult has been extensively studied. However, only a few studies have evaluated physical performance among older adults of high Andean populations and none have studied the factors associated with it. The objective of this study was to evaluate factors associated with poor physical performance by using the Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) in older adults living in 11 Peruvian high Andean communities.

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Risk of community-acquired pneumonia in older adults with sarcopenia of a hospital from Callao, Peru 2010-2015
Arch Gerontol Geriatr

2019Sarcopenia is a geriatric syndrome characterized by loss of muscle mass and strength. The prevalence in people between 60-70 years is about 5-13% and in adults over 80 years, between 11-50% in the USA. Sarcopenia increases the risk of mortality and nosocomial infections.

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Frailty and vulnerability as predictors of radiotoxicity in older adults: A longitudinal study in Peru
Med Clin (Barc)

2017Cohort study that included patients with cancer with medical recommendation of radiotherapy, who attended the outpatient department of geriatrics at Naval Medical Center (Lima, Peru) between 2013 and 2015. Before receiving radiation therapy sessions, we measured frailty using Fried phenotype, and vulnerability using VES-13 and G-8 scales.

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Area of Expertise


Board of the Latin American Academy of Medicine for the Older Adults (ALMA): Member

Spanish Society of Geriatric Medicine (SEMEG): Member

Cochrane Group FMH USMP Peru: Member

Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology: Member

International Committee of the Board – Colombian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics: Member

International Advisor of the CITED

Peruvian Society of Geriatric (SOPERGER): Member

Board of the PAHO Foundation: Ex –Member


Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal : Public Health & Epidemiology

Universidad de San Martín de Porres : Medicine

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos :

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