Anthony Armenta has served under different roles for health information platforms and health-related organisations in the United States and Spain. He earned his B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Irvine before deciding to live abroad in Spain. While he has spent almost 10 years in the European country, Anthony has focused the last 5 years as an English language medical editor for various public hospitals in central Barcelona and as a health content writer.
He primarily works with three leading investigative groups (infectious diseases, pulmonology, and haematology/oncology) from Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. This public Spanish hospital ranked #21 in World’s Best Hospital 2020 according to Newsweek. Research from these specialities has included topics such as candidemia (a fungal infection), COVID-19 pneumonia, CAR T-cells, and HIV. In fact, Anthony more recently edited a breakthrough manuscript of a study that explored the use of personalized therapy and artificial intelligence for patients with COVID-19.
His familiarity with other health topics does not, however, stop there. He has covered areas like breast cancer and plastic surgery and continues to write weekly, evidence-based blog posts for a Barcelona-based virtual reality platform centred around psychology and mental health. He has also provided support for content pieces related to the MedTech industry.
Finally, because of his early career start in publicity agencies, he has gained the knowledge and skillsets about social media and strategy to complement his current health-related undertakings.
He is committed to empowering citizens and supporting organisations, so all individuals may take action today to enjoy an equitable quality of life tomorrow. At ECHAlliance, he aims to uphold the mission of the long-standing organisation and boost the interconnectedness of ecosystems, members, and citizens alike.