Research Incubator: Self-medication behavior

Organization profile

Organization profile


The Self-Medication Behavior Research Seedbed emerged in the Psychology Program of the Universidad del Rosario in 2016, under the direction of Professor Franklin Soler. It became a very important undergraduate training research space, which gave rise to the growth of the Self-Medication Behavior Observatory of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in the same institution. This stage culminated in the pandemic. In the new post-pandemic stage, the seedbed is reborn with the prospect of growth in several ways: towards other programs of the School, for example, Medicine. Also with an international perspective, thanks to the support of researcher Jorge Molina Aguilar (El Salvador), who directs the Semillero from 2023. And, finally, with the projection of becoming not only a generator of new knowledge but also of new interventions on this complex global public health phenomenon.


  1. Encourage new scientific research projects on self-medication behavior.
  1. Offer research training spaces (undergraduate and postgraduate) in self-medication behavior, with interdisciplinary and interprofessional perspectives.
  1. Support research and intervention projects generated within the Self-Medication Behavior Observatory.
  1. Generate intervention alternatives, with a perspective of pharmacovigilance and consumerism.

Research Lines:

  1. Self-medication literacy.
  1. Pedagogy and didactics of self-medication.
  1. disciplinary and methodological pluralism of self-medication.

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