Dr. Avila-Quintero graduated from the School of Medicine at Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He is currently an associate research scientist at the Yale Child Study Center at Dr. Michael Bloch's Lab, an associate professor in the same Department. Dr. Avila-Quintero is interested in statistical analysis. He is working on various meta-analysis with Dr. Bloch. Dr. Avila-Quintero is interested in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Addiction Psychiatry among other academic interests.