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Dr Virgilio Mariano Salazar (Umeå, Sweden) Researcher

Umeå UniversityDepartment of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health Home Epidemiology and Global Health Umeå University Umeå Vasterbotten SE-901 87 Sweden Work Phone: +46 90 785 13 33
Professional Background



Period of appointment

Name Virgilio Mariano Salazar Torres  

Higher educational degree



Ph.D in Public Health, Umeå University Sweden.



May 20th, 2011.

Doctoral degree


Ph.D in Public Health. Umeå University, Sweden.


Title:  “Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua.  Studies on ending abuse, child growth, and contraception.”


June, 2008 – May, 2011.

Master degree


Master in Science with mention in epidemiology. Nicaraguan National Autonomous University, León, Nicaragua.


April 2006-

April, 2008

Current position Postdoctoral fellow. Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University, Sweden.


Project: How do Nicaraguan young men masculinities influence their responses to gender based violence?  a qualitative approach


Percentage employment dedicated to research: 80%.


September, 2012 – August, 2014.


Previous positions

Researcher. Center for demography and Health Research, Nicaraguan National Autonomous University, León Nicaragua.

Head of reproductive health unit. During this time I created a postgraduate training program in sexual and reproductive health with focus on gender equity and prevention of violence against women.

The program was fully founded by the Spanish government.  80% (20/ 25) of the first cohort successfully graduated with their thesis presented to relevant stakeholders.


Other duties included teaching and supervising students at the graduated and post graduate levels and project scientific coordinator of population based studies done in collaboration with foreign universities. I also served as deputy director when the director was unavailable.


June, 2011-August, 2012.

  Researcher-Ph.D candidate.  Center for demography and Health Research, Nicaraguan National Autonomous University, León Nicaragua.


My duties included the design, data collection, analysis and report of epidemiological and qualitative studies on intimate partner violence and child health.


June, 2008 – May, 2011.

  Project coordinator. Center for demography and Health Research, Nicaraguan National Autonomous University, León Nicaragua.

I was in charge of the design, data collection, analysis and presentation of qualitative and quantitative population-and hospital-based studies. I supervised and/or conducted studies on citizen safety, quality of hospital services, violence against women, sexual reproductive health and gender equity. A detailed list of the projects is described below.


Evaluation of quality of service at  H.E.O.D.R.A  public hospital , León, Nicaragua.


Project coordinator: In charge of designing and applying a qualitative evaluation aimed to identify the hospital´s limitations and strength to improve service quality.


Citizen safety and delinquency at León municipality, Nicaragua. A population-based study.


Project coordinator: In charge of design, data collection, analysis and presentation of qualitative and quantitative findings. The data collection was conducted at León municipality. We gathered data from 1500 inhabitants from urban and rural settings


Somos Diferentes, Somos Iguales. A population-based panel study


Fieldwork coordinator:  Data collection and report presentation. I supervised the process of 4, 500 surveys at three Nicaragua cities. In addition, I participated in the descriptive analysis and preliminary report of the main findings.


September, 2004- May, 2008





Peer reviewed articles


  1. Salazar M, Valladares E, Ohman A, Högberg U. Ending intimate partner violence after pregnancy: findings from a community-based longitudinal study in Nicaragua. BMC Public Health. 2009 Sep 18;9:350. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-350.


  1. Salazar M, Högberg U, Valladares E, Ohman A. The supportive process for ending intimate partner violence after pregnancy: the experience of Nicaraguan women. Violence Against Women. 2012 Nov;18 (11):1257-78.


  1. Salazar M, Högberg U, Valladares E, Persson LÅ. Intimate partner violence and early child growth: a community-based cohort study in Nicaragua.BMC Pediatr. 2012 Jun 22;12:82. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-82.


  1. Salazar M, Valladares E, Högberg U. Questions about intimate partner violence should be part of contraceptive counseling: findings from a community-based longitudinal study in Nicaragua. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2012 Oct;38 (4):221-8.


  1. Torres VM, Goicolea I, Edin K, Ohman A. ‘Expanding your mind’: the process of constructing gender-equitable masculinities in young Nicaraguan men participating in reproductive health or gender training programs. Glob Health Action. 2012;5. doi: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.17262. Epub 2012 Aug 2.


  1. Goicolea I, Öhman A, Salazar Torres M, Morrás I, Edin K . Condemning violence without rejecting sexism? Exploring how young men understand intimate partner violence in Ecuador. Glob Health Action. 2012;5. doi: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.18049. Epub 2012 Jun 19.


  1. Goicolea I, Salazar M, Edin K and Öhman A. When Sex is Hardly About Mutual Pleasure: Dominant and Resistant Discourses on Sexuality and its Consequences for Young People’s Sexual Health. International Journal of Sexual Health. 2012:  24 (4): 303-317 .


  1. Salazar M, San San Sebastian, M. Violence against women and unintended pregnancies in Nicaragua: a population-based multilevel study. BMC Women´s Health. 2014, 14:26  doi:10.1186/1472-6874-14-26.



  1. Salazar M and Öhman A Negotiating masculinity, violence and responsibility. A situational analysis of young Nicaraguan men’s discourses on intimate partner and sexual violence. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma (In Press).


Ph.D Thesis


  1. Salazar, M (2011). Intimate Partner Violence in Nicaragua. Studies on ending abuse, child growth, and contraception.  Umeå University Medical Dissertation New Series No. 1411 ISSN: 0346-6612 ISBN: 978-91-7459-169-9. Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Global Health,  Umeå University. Available at:;jsessionid=1dbe96c03ab31d5f2c89f02d98c1?parentRecord=diva2:413311&pid=diva2:413391








  1. Torres S,  SamQui EM, Salazar M (2005). ÍNDICE DE COMPROMISO CUMPLIDO ICC NICARAGUA 1995-2003. [INDEX OF FULFILLED COMMITMENTS.ICC NICARAGUA 1995-2003]. Iniciativa Centroamericana. Red de Mujeres Contra la Violencia. 2005. Available at:


  1. Sánchez C, Obando C, Salazar M, Castrillo M, Cordón A, and   Madriz A (2014). Mecanismos de resiliencia en los niños, niñas y adolescentes en situación de riesgo social: El paso de la calle a la escuela  [Mechanisms of resilience in children and adolescents at social risk: The transition from street to school]. World Bank.   Available at:


  1. Sánchez C Obando C, Salazar M, Castrillo M, Cordón A, and   Madriz A (2014). Ejemplos de metodologías contextualizadas de investigación sobre la resiliencia: La metodología para el Estudio RES-Investigación de Nicaragua [Examples of contextualized research methodologies on resilience: Methodology for the Study of Nicaragua RES-Research]. World Bank. Available at:




  1. Morales-Miranda S, Álvarez B, Arambú N, Romero LM (2011). Evaluación exploratoria para el desarrollo de la encuesta centroamericana de vigilancia del comportamiento sexual y prevalencia de VIH e ITS (ECVC); caracterización, contexto y opiniones de las poblaciones vulnerables al VIH en Nicaragua. Ministerio de Salud — Managua: Universidad del Valle.


  1. PATH Nicaragua (2011). Comunidades trabajando por la vida mujeres. Resultados de estudio de línea de base en 2011.  Managua, PATH [Communities working for women´s lives. Results of baseline study in 2011]. Available at :




Other information



  1. Reviewer for the following journals: Global Health action, Violence against Women, BMC Public Health, Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care and International Journal for Equity in Health.


  1. Independent consultant for national (PATH Nicaragua, Network of Women´s Against Violence Nicaragua, AMPDI Nicaragua, Puntos de Encuentro Nicaragua, ASODEL Nicaragua) and international NGOs (PATH US and CLADEM ).


  1. Experienced researcher in both qualitative and quantitative population-based studies.



Services or Research Projects

Project: How do Nicaraguan young men masculinities influence their responses to gender based violence?  a qualitative approach



Martin Söderquist , Ph.d (Malmö, Sweden) Provider

Photo of Martin Söderquist Ph.d
Malmö CitySociala Resursförvaltningen, Familjerådgivningen Work Familjerådgivningen S.Förstadsgatan 23, Holmgången Malmö 211 43 Sweden Cell Phone: +46 723 989094 Work Phone: +46 40 340377 Website: Familjeradgivningen
Professional Background

Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Couples Counsellor.  30 years experience of therapeutic work and research in child and adolescent psychiatry, drug abuse and addiction, family assessment of families referred from Child Protection, child sexual abuse and couples counselling.

Trained with and done presentations on conferences and workshops with Insoo Kim Berg, Steve de Shazer, Andrew Turnell, Arlene Vetere, Allan Wade and Jeff Young and Nancy McElheran.

Services or Research Projects

At the moment and for the last couples of years I work with couples with various backgrounds and problems. Many of the couples making appointments with me and my colleagues are in conflicts and some of them are domestic violence cases.

I also am very interested in Single Session, inspired by Eastside in Calgary and Bouverie in Melbourne. I and some of my colleagues started 2011 offering Single Session to all our couples, the results are very good and we plan to continue. We do follow ups in all these cases.

I have written five books in swedish on drug abuse, child sexual abuse, family assessment, supervision and one book together with clients.  Several articles in swedish, some in english and a chapter in one of Jahn Hamesl books.