Yolanda Eraso
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Yolanda Eraso

Yolanda Eraso is a senior lecturer in health and social care, and course leader for the BSc Public Health and Health Promotion. She has previously taught across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in health studies, health systems and public health at various higher education institutions including London Metropolitan University, Oxford Brookes University and IES London. She was appointed as Wellcome Trust Research Fellow (2007-2010) at Oxford Brookes University after completing a PhD (2006) and MA (2003) in Medical History, both funded by the Wellcome Trust.

In her research, Yolanda draws upon and seeks to integrate historical, social and policy methods of analysis in national and international health contexts. Connected to this, Yolanda’s most recent research is on female cancer (Wellcome Trust grant, WT082964). As part of her research she applies a transnational perspective to examine the medical exchanges amongst South-America, Europe and the US that lay the foundations for key developments in cancer organisation, diagnosis, treatment and control.

She is also involved in a collaborative project on cancer with colleagues from Fiocruz (Brazil), which explores cervical cancer preventive policies in the South American region. Previous research projects have investigated social representations of motherhood from a medical humanities approach. She also conducted a series of collaborative and individual research projects on the history of psychiatry and in social studies of mental health in Argentina.

Her work has been funded through grants awarded by the University of Córdoba (secretary of science and technology, and secretary of university-community engagement), Wellcome Trust, ORSAS, Santander, Ministry of Health Córdoba, Spanish International Cooperation Agency and Oxford Brookes University. She has held visiting research and teaching positions at the Centre for Medicine, Health and Society (Oxford Brookes University), University of Salamanca (Spain), the University of Cordoba (Argentina), Casa Oswaldo Cruz Fiocruz (Brazil) and IES London. 

She continues her affiliation with the Department of Clinical Health Care, Oxford Brookes University, for the MSc programmes in Cancer Studies and Palliative Care: Global Perspectives.


Eraso, Y (ed) (2009). Mujeres y asistencia social en Latinoamérica, siglos XIX y XX. Argentina, Colombia, México, Perú y Uruguay/ [Women and Welfare in Latinamerica] Córdoba: Alción Editora. ISBN: 978-987-646-116-0

Eraso, Y (2013). Representing Argentinian Mothers. Medicine, Ideas and Culture in the Modern Era, 1900-1946. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, Clio Medica: Perspectives in Medical Humanities. ISBN: 978-90-420-3704-5; E-book ISBN: 978-94-012-0961-8

Rustoyburu, C. and Eraso, Y (eds.) (2018) Cuerpos Hormonales. Intersecciones entre Laboratorio, Clínica y Sociedad. [Hormonal Bodies. Intersections between laboratory, clinic, and society] Mar del Plata: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. ISBN 978-987-4440-47-1

Edited Journal

Eraso, Y and Teixeira, L (eds.) (2014). Dossier: Controlling Female Cancer in South-America. Policies, Professional Groups and Health Strategies in the Twentieth and Twentieth-First Century. Dynamis, 34 (1)

Journal articles

Eraso, Y (2019) Oestrogen receptors and breast cancer: are we prepared to move forward? A critical review. BioSocieties. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41292-019-00173-5

Eraso, Y (2019) Factors influencing oncologists’ prescribing hormonal therapy in women with breast cancer: a qualitative study in Córdoba, Argentina. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18:35. doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-0936-z [Pub Med

Eraso, Y (2019) Oncologists' perspectives on adherence/non- adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy and management strategies in women with breast cancer. Patient Preference and Adherence, 13(13):1311–1323. DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S211939 [Pub Med

Eraso, Y (2019) Cancer Control and Prevention in Argentina. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.013.696 

Eraso, Y (2017) Knowledge circulation in breast cancer detection. Techniques, methods and lexicon. Medical Historian, 27, 43-5

Eraso, Y (2014) Controlling Female Cancer in Argentina. Divergent Initiatives and the Road to Fragmentation. Dynamis, 34 (1), 2014, 73-100 [Pub Med]

Eraso, Y and Teixeira, L (2014) Female cancers. A perspective from the Latin South. Dynamis. 2014;34(1):17-24

Eraso, Y (2010) Migrating Techniques, Multiplying Diagnoses: The Contribution of Argentina and Brazil to 'early detection' Policy in Cervical Cancer. História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, 17 (supl.1), 33-51 [Pub Med]

Book chapters

Eraso, Y (2018) ‘El reino del estrógeno. Generizando el tratamiento hormonal para el cáncer de mama’. In C. Rustoyburu and Y. Eraso (eds). Cuerpos Hormonales. Intersecciones entre Laboratorio, Clínica y Sociedad. Mar del Plata: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, pp. 53-90

Eraso, Y and Rustoyburu, C (2018) ‘Cuerpos hormonales. Problemáticas y perspectivas históricas y contemporáneas’. In C. Rustoyburu and Y. Eraso (eds). Cuerpos Hormonales. Intersecciones entre Laboratorio, Clínica y Sociedad. Mar del Plata: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, pp. 9-28

Eraso, Y (2014) ‘Género, hormonas y cáncer de mama. Perspectivas comparadas en Norte y Sudamérica’. In C. Rustoyburu y A. Cepeda (eds.) De las Hormonas Sexuadas al Viagra. Ciencia, Medicina y Sexualidad en Argentina y Brasil. Mar del Plata: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, pp. 75-109

Eraso, Y (2010) ‘A burden to the state: the reception of the German 'Active Therapy' in an Argentinian colony-asylum in the 1920s and 1930s’. In W. Ernst and T. Mueller (eds.) Transnational Psychiatries: Social and Cultural Histories of Psychiatry in Comparative Perspective C. 1800-2000.  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.51-79

Yolanda Eraso
Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care