We are the first research center in Peru specializing in research of chronic non-communicable diseases.

We are a Health Research Center specializing in non-communicable diseases, composed by a multidisciplinary team. Our different disciplinary background give us each a unique approach. CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases operates within of Lima’s Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), and are both recognized among the most prestigious research institutions in South America.

At CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, we encourage a horizontal, open and interdisciplinary environment designed to develop research rivaling the very best from around the world. We are devoted to promoting research into chronic non-communicable diseases, facing health-related issues, and employing the latest methods of research in a creative manner tailored to Peru’s specific needs.

CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases operates within of Lima’s Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), and is the leading research center in Peru dedicated to chronic non-communicable diseases. It was founded on June 8th 2009 with funding earmarked for the establishment of centers of excellence received by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), within the Global Health Initiative framework and with the support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Through CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, Cayetano Heredia University is ideally positioned to provide relevant local responses and develop initiatives designed to address chronic non-communicable diseases in Peru and other similar contexts.

During the past seven years of ongoing development, CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases has carried forward 15 projects in Peru and trained more than 20 specialists in the search of effective responses to the problem of chronic non-communicable diseases.

Mission

We support the development of young researchers and collaboration with national and international institutions. Our motivation is to improve population's health through high quality research.

Vision

By 2024 CRONICAS will be a globally renowned center of excellence, developing high quality innovative research and producing high impact evidence for health.

Our values

Quality

While rigorously adhering to the highest standards, we strive to empathize with and respect the communities we work with, in order to achieve the best possible results.

Generosity

Our commitment to teamwork is based on valuing and incorporating the individual resources that make us stronger as a team.

Innovation

We provide an environment that encourages creative ideas and audacious solutions to socially relevant problems.

Integrity

We aim to act ethically, respectfully and honestly at all times.