Walter H. Curioso, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor, Health Informatics, Telehealth, Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru

Affiliate Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education



Biomedical and health informatics


MD (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia); Master’s in Public Health (University of Washington); Certificate in Biomedical and Health Informatics (University of Washington); Ph.D. in Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Washington.


His latest projects involve using mobiles devices to support adherence among HIV and diabetic patients, using cell phones to support prenatal care among pregnant women, and using cell phones and the Internet to develop a real-time surveillance system for adverse events. Other past research descriptions available at home page. International consultant on eHealth, mHealth, and telemedicine.

Other Roles:

Editorial board: PLoS ONE, Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública

Twitter: @waltercurioso

Representative publications:

  • Curioso WH, Fuller S, Garcia PJ, Holmes KK, Kimball AM. Ten Years of International Collaboration in Biomedical Informatics and Beyond: The AMAUTA Program in Peru. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2010;17(4):477-480. (PubMed / MEDLINE).
  • Curioso WH, Quistberg DA, Cabello R, Gozzer E, Garcia PJ, Holmes KK, Kurth AE. “It´s time for your life”: How should we remind patients to take medicines using short text messages? AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2009;:129-133. (PubMed / MEDLINE).
  • Curioso WH, Peinado J, Rubio CF, Lazo-Escalante M, Castagnetto JM. Biomedical and Health Informatics in Peru: Significance for Public Health. Health Info Libr J. 2009;26(3): 246-251. (PubMed / MEDLINE).
  • Curioso WH, Kurth AE. Access, use and perceptions regarding Internet, cell phones and PDAs as a means for health promotion for people living with HIV in Peru. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007; 7:24. (PubMed / MEDLINE).
  • Curioso WH, Karras BT, Campos PE, Buendia C, Holmes KK, Kimball AM. Design and Implementation of Cell PREVEN: A Real-Time Surveillance System for Adverse Events Using Cell Phones in Peru. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2005; 176-180. (PubMed / MEDLINE).