• 40 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Research interests

Dr. Lina Huerta-Saenz is an early career physician-scientist and pediatric endocrinologist. She has previously performed clinical research studies in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and long-acting growth hormone. She is currently working on clinical research projects studying the impact of medical nutrition therapy in pediatric patients with early onset Type 1 Diabetes. She has also worked as a Sub-investigator for Trial Net (Pathway to Prevention study- a multi-center research study dedicated to identify T1D antibodies in people with high genetic risk to develop T1D) from 2014 until January 2018 at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City before joining Penn State. The initial results of her fellowship research project received one of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Abstract Awards for outstanding research in Type 1 Diabetes at the Endocrine Society meeting in June 2014.

Education/Academic qualification

Pediatric Endocrinology, Fellowship, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO

Jul 2011Jun 2014

Pediatrics, Residency, Albert Einstein Medical Center

Jun 2008Jun 2011

Diploma on Applied Statistics , Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Aug 2004Apr 2005

MD, National University of San Marcos


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Sexism Medicine & Life Sciences
Congenital Hypothyroidism Medicine & Life Sciences
Peru Medicine & Life Sciences
Pediatrics Medicine & Life Sciences
Growth Hormone Medicine & Life Sciences
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Medicine & Life Sciences
Drinking Water Medicine & Life Sciences
Drinking Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2015

  • 40 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 3 Article
12 Citations (Scopus)

Gender Bias in U.S. Pediatric Growth Hormone Treatment

Grimberg, A., Huerta-Saenz, L., Grundmeier, R., Ramos, M. J., Pati, S., Cucchiara, A. J. & Stallings, V. A., Jun 9 2015, In : Scientific reports. 5, 11099.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Growth Hormone
Primary Health Care

Tamizaje nacional unificado de hipotiroidismo congénito en el Perú: Un programa inexistente

Huerta-Saenz, L., Águila, C. D., Espinoza, O., Falen-Boggio, J. & Mitre, N., Jul 1 2015, In : Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica. 32, 3, p. 579-585 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Congenital Hypothyroidism
Newborn Infant
Economic Development
Latin America
27 Citations (Scopus)

Tap or bottled water: Drinking preferences among urban minority children and adolescents

Huerta-Saenz, L., Irigoyen, M., Benavides, J. & Mendoza, M., Feb 1 2012, In : Journal of Community Health. 37, 1, p. 54-58 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drinking Water