Diego Rivera, MPH, Ph.D.

Diego Rivera is a psychologist from South Colombian University (Universidad Surcolombiana), Master in Public Health from The National University of Colombia (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) and Doctor in Psychology from the University of Deusto (Universidad de Deusto), Spain. Dr. Rivera has 58 publications in international journals of psychology and medicine. He is the author of three books on normative data, guest professor at 30 different universities in Europe and Latin America, and guest lecturer at national and international congresses, where he has presented his work in the areas of neuropsychological assessment and health data analysis. Likewise, he has obtained several national and international recognitions such as The Colombian Psychology Award (student research category), winner of the Professional Training Aid for Researcher scholarship from the University of Deusto (Bilbao-Spain) and winner of the Student Diversity Poster Award granted by the National Academy of Neuropsychology of the United States and recent winner of the Regional Psychology Award Huila y Amazonía from the Colombian College of Psychologists. Also, Diego Rivera has carried out various trainings in data analysis in neuropsychology in several centers of international level such as the University of Barcelona in the Grup de Tècniques, Estadístiques Avançades Aplicades a La Psicología, and in the Department of physical medicine and rehabilitation of school of medicine of Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU, United States. He is also a reviewer of projects from different international organizations and a reviewer of articles from international journals such as Neurorehabilitation, Psychology & Neuroscience, Psychology Rehabilitation, among others.

Diego Rivera was the coordinator of the Iberoamerican multicenter study to generate normative data of neuropsychological tests in child and adult populations in 13 countries, where more than 13,740 participants were evaluated. Currently, Dr. Rivera is a professor and researcher at the Public University of Navarra (Universidad Pública de Navarra) Spain, carrying out studies for the creation of statistical models to generate normative data and predictive models of cognitive performance in Spanish-speaking population.

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