Universidad del Rosario (URosario), Colombia

Universidad del Rosario (URosario), Colombia

The Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (URosario), with legal domicile in Bogotá D.C. (Colombia), is a private non-profit institution of higher education, considered of common utility and whose legal status is recognised by the Colombian Ministry of Government.
Es una de las universidades más importantes del país, por su larga trayectoria de más de 360 años de docencia e investigación. Esto está ligado a sus programas académicos, a la investigación interdisciplinaria y a la agenda de intercambio de conocimiento a gran escala -con base en la comunidad-. URosario cuenta con la acreditación de alta calidad del Ministerio de Educación de Colombia desde 2005 y de QS Stars desde 2016. La Universidad ha sido reconocida no sólo por ofrecer a los estudiantes programas de alta calidad y excelencia académica, sino también por aportar soluciones a problemas específicos de la sociedad colombiana.

It is one of the most important universities in the country, due to its long history of more than 360 years of teaching and research. This is linked to its academic programmes, interdisciplinary research and large-scale, community-based knowledge exchange agenda. URosario has had high quality accreditation from the Colombian Ministry of Education since 2005 and from QS Stars since 2016. The University has been recognised not only for offering students high quality programmes and academic excellence, but also for providing solutions to specific problems in Colombian society.

The University currently has 47 research groups, 40 of which are officially recognised by the Colombian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation; 45% of the recognised groups are in the highest category awarded by the Ministry. In addition, aware of the need for interdisciplinary research, the University promotes the formation of interdisciplinary groups that orbit around the challenges associated with the Sustainable Development Goals. Since January 2017, URosario has been a thematic National Contact Point for Horizon 2020 (H2020) in the area of Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing. Therefore, the university has carried out activities that ensure greater visibility and access to the programme in Colombia and has provided guidance on all aspects of participation at national level.

Research within the URosario Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is organised into 20 research groups, with more than 150 researchers and 50 active research projects. In the field of public health, research priorities are mainly based on relevance to health care systems, the universal right of everyone to accessible, effective and high quality health services, and health policy analysis. Research covers the areas of health policy, health care integration and its implications for care coordination, quality, access to care and efficiency; human resources, mental health, quality of life and well-being; and social phenomena such as stigmatisation, discrimination, segregation, disease control and migrant health care. Its researchers are involved in the development of a multidisciplinary approach to health systems research (combining qualitative and quantitative methodologies) and are members of different research networks.


Amparo Mogollón

Principal Investigator

Has a degree in Physiotherapy and Business Administration and a PhD in Public Health. She is currently Vice-Dean of Research and Consultancy, lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at URosario. She is coordinator of the Research Group in Rehabilitation Sciences and leader of the research line "State, public policies and social participation". She has conducted research and training in the field of public health and health systems. She has extensive experience in health policy research with emphasis on access to health services, care coordination and integration, and qualitative research.

Virginia García

Is a physiotherapist and holds a master's degree in social anthropology. She works as a researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of URosario, focusing on the study of health systems and anthropology. She has participated as principal investigator in the Equity-LA (2009-2013) and Equity-LA II (2013-2019) projects. Her role was essential for the development of the qualitative component related to access to health networks and continuity of care for patients with breast cancer and diabetes mellitus.

Angela María Pinzón


Is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at URosario. She is director of the Master of Public Health and co-director of the PhD in clinical research. She has conducted research and training in the field of public health and maternal and child health. She has extensive experience in quantitative, multi-method and population-based survey research.

William Mantilla


Epidemiologist specialising in internal medicine, oncology and haematology. Professor of internal medicine at URosario, and head of the department of haematology and oncology at the Fundación Cardioinfantil - Instituto de Cardiología. He is a member of the editorial board of the Revista Colombiana de Hematología y Oncología and the Revista Colombiana de Oncología.

Ana María Pedraza

PhD in Medicine

specialised in Epidemiology, Master in Public Health and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. She is currently an assistant professor at URosario in Bogotá, Colombia. She is principal investigator of a grant funded by the Colombian Ministry of Science since 2018, related to the determinants of Mammographic Density in Colombian Women (771/2018-122280764284), as well as PI of the Cancer Navigator project, developed with the non-profit organisation Global Focus on Cancer.