María-Jesús Pinazo is a senior specialist in Internal Medicine at International Health Service of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), and Associate Professor at University of Barcelona. She obtained her PhD in Internal Medicine at the University of Barcelona in 2016, with international mention.
Her main line of work and research within the tropical and imported diseases research line is on Chagas disease, from basic to public health research. Since 2007, she has been a professor of the Masters in International Health at the University of Barcelona and in the postgraduate diploma in Immigration, Interculturality and Health at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 2010, she co-coordinated the protocol for screening and diagnosis of Chagas disease in pregnant Latin American women and their babies (Departament de Salut, Generalitat de Catalunya).
Since November 2010, she has been the technical coordinator of the Comprehensive Care Platform for Chagas disease patients in Bolivia. In December 2010, she also began to work as an internal monitor of the e1224 clinical trial. Since March 2011, she has been a member of the international network: New Tools for the diagnosis and Evaluation of the Patient with Chagas Disease (NHEPACHA). She also serves as a reviewer of scientific articles in various national and international journals.
Since April 2017, she has been the scientific coordinator of the InSPIRES project, funded by the H2020 program and whose main objective is to bring science closer to society through the co-creation of research questions that respond directly to social challenges. InSPIRES integrates the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), the open-science and open data in its scientific approach in order to open the scientific process more strategically to civil society and other key stakeholders.