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Astrid Rodriguez-Acevedo Ph.D

Work Experience

2018 - 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow, Health economics, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, QLD, Australia.
2017 Lecturer, Genetics, Biology and Histology, Xavier Medical School. Orajestad, Aruba
2015 - 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Genetics of complex diseases, Statistical and Genomic Epidemiology Laboratory, QUT. QLD, Australia. 
2014 Tutor, Physiology, Health Faculty, QUT.
2009 – 2010 Cellular Biology Lecturer, Faculty of Microbiology, University of Antioquia,
Medellin, Colombia.

2008 – 2009 Research Assistant, Genetics of Type I Diabetes and cystic fibrosis, Gene Mapping group, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia.


2011 - 2015 Doctor of Philosophy. Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Australia
2001 - 2008 Bachelor's Degree, Biology. Universidad de Antioquia.  Medellin - Colombia.

2019 Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation for HTA - Advanced Course, University of York, York, UK. 

2018 Health Economic Evaluations. School of Health Economics. University of Adelaide. 
2016 Writing Retreat, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Project. Queensland University of Technology.Australia.
2015 Leadership and Communication, Learning Employment aptitudes program LEAP. E-grad School. Australia.



2020 - Five-year trends in out-of-pocket medical expenses for patients with one of five common cancers in Australia.  Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Raymond J. Chan, Catherine M Olsen, Nirmala Pandeya, David C Whiteman for the QSKIN study, Louisa G Gordon, BMC Cancer.
2020 - Developing a gene panel for pharmaco-resistant epilepsy: a review of epilepsy pharmacogenetics. Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Louisa G Gordon, Nicola Waddell, Georgina Holloway, Lata Vadlamudi, Pharmacogenetics.
2020 - Estimating the cost of genomic sequencing in cancer control, Gordon LG, White NM, Elliot TM, Katia Nones, Anthony G Beckhouse, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Penelope M Webb, Xing J Lee, Nicholas Graves, Deborah J Schofiled, BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Jun 3;20(1):492.
2020 - Hospitalization costs for patients colonized with Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacterales during an Australian outbreak, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Xing J Lee, Thomas Elliot, Gordon L, Journal of Hospital Infections. 2020 Mar.
2020 - Association of Indoor Tanning Regulations With Health and Economic Outcomes in North America and Europe, Gordon L, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Brian Koster, Gary P Guy, Greg Sinclair, Emilie Van Deventer, Adele C Green, JAMA Dermatology. 2020 Feb.
2020 - Consequences of banning commercial solaria in 2016 in Australia, Gordong LG, Sinclair C, Cleaves N, Makin JK, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Green AC, Health Policy. 124(6):665-670.
2019 - Indoor tanning prevalence after the International Agency for Research on Cancer statement on carcinogenicity of artificial tanning devices: systematic review and meta-analysis, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Green A.C, Sinclair C, Deventer E. Van, Gordon L, British Journal of Dermatology. 2019 July.
2019 - The effects of a multidisciplinary high-throughput skin clinic on healthcare costs of organ transplant recipients, Gordon L, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Papier K, Khosrotehrani K, Isbel N, Campbell S, Griffin A, Green AC , J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2019 Jul.
2016 - Genetic epidemiology of migraine and depression, Yuanhao Yang, Lannie Ligthart, Gisela M Terwindt, Dorret I Boomsma, Dale R Nyholt , Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Cephalalgia. 2016 May. Quartile ranking in Neurology (clinical): Q1.

2016 Blood Gene Expression Studies in Migraine: Potential and Caveats., Zachary Gerring, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Joseph E Powell, Lyn R Griffiths, Grant W Montgomery and Dale R Nyholt, Cephalalgia. 2016 Feb. Quartile ranking in Neurology(clinic) : Q1.
2015 Common Polygenic Variation Contributes to Risk of Migraine in the NorfolkIsland Population, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Ferreira MA, Miles C Benton, Melanie A. Carless, Harald H. Goring, Joanne E. Curran, John Blangero, Lea RA, Griffiths LR, Human Genetics, 2015 Jul; 134(10):1079-87. Quartile ranking in Genetics: Q1.

2015 Case-control study of ADARB1 and ADARB2 gene variants in migraine., Claudia F Gasparini, Bridget H. Maher, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Elhame Khlifi, Heidi G Sutherland, Larisa M Haupt, Lyn R Griffiths, The Journal of Headache and Pain 16:31. Quartile ranking in Medicine: Q1.
2014 Genetic association and gene expression studies suggest that genetic variants in the SYNE1 and TNF genes are related to menstrual migraine, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, RA Smith, B Roy, HG Sutherland, RA Lea, A Frith and A MacGregor, L Griffiths, The Journal of headache and pain, 2014 Jul; 15(1):15-62; doi: 10.1186/1129-2377-15-62. Quartile ranking in Medicine: Q1.
2014 Investigation of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Gene Variants in Migraine., Sutherland HG, Maher BH, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Haupt LM, Griffiths LR, Headache. 54(7):1184-93. Quartile ranking in Neurology: Q2.
2014 Variation H452Y in HTR2A Gene Affects Immediate Visual Memory, Nesli Avgan, Heidi G. Sutherland, Lauren K. Spriggens, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, David H. K. Shum, Haupt LM, Griffiths LR, J Genet Genome Res, 1:2.Quartile ranking in Neurology: Q2.
2013 Association of Estrogen Receptor Gene (ESR1) polymorphisms with migraine in the large Norfolk Island pedigree, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Maher BH, Lea RA, Benton M, Griffiths LR, Cephalalgia. 33(14):1139-47. Quartile ranking in Neurology (clinical): Q1.
2013 Genetic variation in cytokine-related genes and migraine susceptibility., Stuart S, Maher BH, Sutherland H, Benton M, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Lea RA, Haupt LM, Griffiths LR, Human Genetics16(6):1079-86. Quartile ranking in Genetics: Q1.
2012 Isonimy analysis in a sample of parents of cystic fibrosis patients from Antioquia, Colombia, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Morales O, Durango H, Pineda-Trujillo N, Biomédica. 31:139-44.
2010 Possible implication of RNASEH1 gene in the etiology of Type 1 Diabetes, Rodriguez-Acevedo AJ, Javier Gutiérrez, Vital Balthazar, Federico Uribe, Gabriel Bedoya, Juan Manuel Alfaro y Nicolás Pineda-Trujillo , Biosalud 8:143-152.

Book Publications

2020 - Cancer Atlas. Chapter 6 - Skin Cancer Risk Factors: Ultraviolet Radiation,

Health Policy Impact

2020 - Impact of sunbed restrictions on health and economic outcomes in north America and Europe. International Advisory Committee meeting on non-ionizing radiation, World Health Organization, June 2020, Geneva, Switzerland

Scientific Communications

Population Health Seminar, QIMR Berghofer, May 2020, Brisbane, Australia.

Hospitalization costs for patients colonized with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales during and Australian outbreak.


International Advisory Committee meeting on non-ionizing radiation, World Health Organization, 2020, Geneva, Switzerland

Prevention Conference, Public Health Association of Australia, June Melbourne, Australia

Sunbed use after the 2009 statement on sunbed carcinogenicity.

Health Services and Policy Research Conference, December 2019, Auckland, New Zealand 

Queensland Myeloid Genomics Program – Economic evaluation. 

Early Career Researchers Symposium, QIMR, September 2019, Brisbane, Australia

Out of pocket costs in established organ transplant recipients.


5th International Conference on Neurology and Epidemiology, Nov 2015, Gold Coast, Australia

Common Polygenic Variation Contributes to Risk of Migraine in the Norfolk Island Population


Genemappers, Nov 2015, Perth, Australia

Association of a genetic risk score for migraine with risk for endometriosis


B3, Nov 2014, Brisbane, Australia

Peripheral Blood Axis variation in the Norfolk Island Population

Genemappers Conference, Jul 2014, Adelaide, Australia

IHBI Inspires Conference, Nov 2014, Gold Coast, Australia

Genetic association and gene expression studies suggest that genetic variants in the SYNE1
and TNF genes are related to menstrual migraine

13TH Annual meeting for the Australasian Genomics and Associated Technologies Association ,Nov 2013, Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference, Griffith University, Nov 2011, Gold Coast,Australia

Association of Estrogen Receptor Gene (ESR1) polymorphisms with migraine in the large Norfolk Island pedigree.


2014 Enrico Greppi award-Best published paper on headache research, The Italian Society for the Study of Headaches, Copenhagen, Denmark .
2009 National Academy of Medicine Award-Best research project on Basic Biomedical Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, Colombia.
2008 Special Mention-Best undergraduate thesis project, Faculty of Natural Sciences. University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia.

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