I am an Assistant Professor in the Drug Policy Program (PPD) at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) Region Centro in Aguascalientes, Mexico. I obtained my PhD in Health Decision Sciences from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. My research focuses on developing statistical and decision-analytic models to identify optimal prevention, control and treatment strategies of different diseases, and on developing novel methods to quantify the value of future research. I am a part of the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET), consortium of NCI-sponsored investigators that includes modeling to improve our understanding of the impact of cancer control interventions (e.g., prevention, screening, and treatment) on population trends in incidence and mortality. I am a founding member of the Decision Analysis in R for Technologies in Health (DARTH) workgroup (http://darthworkgroup.com), a multi-institutional, multi-university collaborative effort comprised of researchers who have a passion for transparent and open-source solutions to decision analysis in health.