Department of Political Science


Álvaro Passi-Solar

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Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant
1-19, Torrington Place
Email: alvaro.passi.17@ucl.ac.uk



Álvaro Passi-Solar is an Associate Lecturer in Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods and PhD Researcher in Epidemiology & Public Health. Álvaro holds a BSc in Pharmacy and an M.Sc. in Epidemiology (awarded a half-tuition) from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Both degrees were achieved with distinction. He was awarded a full-tuition scholarship from ANID-Chile for his PhD research. Álvaro has worked as a research assistant on several research projects in Epidemiology and Public health at UCL and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He worked as project coordinator in two of the most important epidemiological studies in Chile: the Maule cohort study and the Chilean National Health Survey 2017. Álvaro is also a Research fellow at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.


Álvaro's PhD research focuses on socioeconomic inequalities in healthcare access in Chile using the case of hypertension. He is involved with several projects related to the Chilean National Health Survey. Currently working with COVID-19 epidemics using mortality data.

His ongoing PhD research can be explored here https://passi.netlify.app/



  • Arsenault, C., Gage, A., Kim, MK., Kapoor, NR., Akweongo, P. Amponsah, F., Passi-Solar, Á....(2022). COVID-19 and resilience of healthcare systems in ten countries, Nature Medicine, 1-11. doi 10.1038/s41591-022-01750-1
  • Chang, SW., Zitko, P., Passi-Solar, Á., Danaei, G., Margozzini, P. (2022). Changes in cardiovascular mortality in Chile during the COVID-19 pandemic, Heart. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2021-320082
  • Busso, D., Echeverría, G., Passi-Solar, Á., Morales, F., Farías, M., Margozzini, P. (2021). Folate status in women of childbearing age in the Urban Metropolitan Region of Chile: Results from the National Health Survey 2016–2017, Public Health Nutrition 24 (3), 385-392. doi: 10.1017/S1368980020002608
  • Durán, J., ..., Passi-Solar, A., ..., & Margozzini, P. (2020). The Prevalence of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Chile: A Nationwide Study Performed as Part of the National Health Survey. The Journal of Rheumatology, 47(7), 951–958. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.190396
  • Passi-Solar, Á., Margozzini, P., Mindell, J. S., Ruiz, M., Valencia-Hernandez, C. A., & Scholes, S. (2020). Hypertension care cascade in Chile: a serial cross-sectional study of national health surveys 2003-2010-2017. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1397. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09483-x
  • Passi-Solar, Á., Margozzini, P., Cortinez-O’Ryan, A., Muñoz, J. C., & Mindell, J. S. (2020). Nutritional and metabolic benefits associated with active and public transport: Results from the Chilean National Health Survey, ENS 2016–2017. Journal of Transport and Health, 17, 100819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2019.100819
  • Busso, D., Echeverría, G., Passi-Solar, A., Morales, F., Farías, M., & Margozzini, P. (2020). Folate status in women of childbearing age in the Urban Metropolitan Region of Chile: results from the National Health Survey 2016–2017. Public Health Nutrition, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980020002608
  • Passi, P., Mindell, J., Margozzini, Ruiz, M., & Scholes, S. (2019). P1948Socioeconomic inequalities in the prevalence and management of hypertension: analyses of the Chilean National Health Surveys 2003, 2010 and 2017. European Heart Journal, 40(Supplement_1). https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehz748.0695
  • Echeverria, G., ...Passi, A., ... Margozzini, P. (2019). Trends and goal achievement in LDL cholesterol according to cardiovascular risk in Chile: Overview from 2003 to 2016-2017 National Health Surveys. Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 13(3), e13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacl.2019.04.029
  • Passi-Solar, A., & Margozzini, P. (2018). Perceived neighbourhood social trust and hypertension control in Chile: results from a National Health Survey. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM) Congress 2018, 145. https://issuu.com/zentidos/docs/2018_icbm_abstracts/145
  • Margozzini, P. & Passi, Á. (2018). Encuesta Nacional de Salud, ENS 2016-2017: un aporte a la planificación sanitaria y políticas públicas en Chile [National Health Survey, ENS 2016-2017: a contribution to health planning and public policies in Chile]. ARS MEDICA Revista de Ciencias Médicas, 43(1), 30. https://doi.org/10.11565/arsmed.v43i1.1354
  • Bedregal, P., & Passi-Solar, A. (2017). Chilean National Health Survey 2010-2011: chronic pain in adults and the use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, 17(S1), 322. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-1782-4
  • Ferreccio, C., Roa, J. C., Bambs, C., Vives, A., Corvalán, A. H., Cortés, S., Foerster, C., Acevedo, J., Huidobro, A., Passi, A., Toro, P., Covacevich, Y., De La Cruz, R., Koshiol, J., Olivares, M., Miquel, J. F., Cruz, F., Silva, R., Quest, A. F., … Lavandero, S. (2016). Study protocol for the Maule Cohort (MAUCO) of chronic diseases, Chile 2014-2024. BMC Public Health, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2454-
  • Margozzini, P., Pizarro Ibáñez, A., de Arcas Orellana, M., Anriquez Jiménez, S., Lorna, J., & Passi-Solar, A. (2016). Chronic multimorbidity in chilean adults: analysis of the national health survey, ENS 2009-2010. Medwave, 16(Suppl6), 6634–6634. https://doi.org/10.5867/medwave.2016.6634
  • Passi, A., Margozzini, P., Valenzuela, E., Hoyl, T., Marín, P. P., Carrasco, M., Olea, R., & Gac, H. (2016). Uso inapropiado de medicamentos en adultos mayores: resultados de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud 2010 [Inappropriate use of medicines in older adults: results of the National Health Survey 2010]. Revista Médica de Chile, 144(4), 417–425. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872016000400001