Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano, M.D., Ph.D.

Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano

Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact Info

Office: 2112, MDC 56
Voice Mail: (813)974-6671
Fax: (813)974-6257
 Education and History

Came to USF



M.D. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 1976
Specialty in Occup. Medicine, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, 1979
Specialty in Field Epi. Training Program, CDC-Atlanta/SSA-Mexico, 1990
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 1999




Occupational Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Occupational Epidemiology
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Minority Health/Disparities
Patient Safety

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Sanchez-Anguiano is an Associate Professor and the International Field Experience (IFE) Coordinator of the College of Public Health. She received her MD from the Mexican Autonomous National University, Mexico City, with two specialties: Occupational Medicine and Field Epidemiology. She earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology, University of South Florida, College of Public Health. During her practical training as an epidemiologist she served at the Ministry of Health in Mexico City, Mexico, which offered the official national training of epidemiologists in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She participated in the study and control of outbreaks of infectious and acute diseases all around the country (red tide, dengue, measles, pertussis, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, hurricane emergency). Starting in 1976, Dr. Sanchez-Anguiano served as Medical Doctor in Specialization Training, Mexican Social Security Institute. In 1983 she became the Medical sub- director, Ministry of Labor for the Medicine & Industrial Safety Management Department, and was responsible for technical consultation for the Mexican government at the national level.

After completing her Ph.D. in 1999 she participated as the Co-Principal Investigator, Comparative Trauma Proposal (South Tampa, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic) with fieldwork completed personally in Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, July 2000. From 1999 to 2006 she was one of the epidemiologists at the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, J.A. Haley Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida. During the time Dr. Sanchez-Anguiano worked for the Patient Safety Center in the VA Administration her work was related to falls in elderly populations, falls from wheelchairs in spinal cord injury patients and osteoporosis in men. She has been teaching graduate level epidemiology courses in several formats (on campus, online, with the PHP and the Executive program). Currently, Dr. Sanchez-Anguiano is working on the preparation of two articles related to lung cancer in Hispanics in Florida. At the college she is teaching the courses in epidemiology of infectious diseases and diseases of major public health importance, and co-teaching the core Epidemiology course. She continues her collaboration with other investigators in the department on issues regarding lung cancer in racial/ethnic minorities. Since 2008 she is a regular National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) grant reviewer given her combined training in Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology. As the IFE coordinator she collaborates with the domestic FE coordinator, the International office of the college and all Academic advisors who have students completing their experiences abroad; she is also coordinating the opening and formalization of new sites for the field experience.