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Research groups

CISeAL has 14 research groups that approach health from a range of perspectives and that specialize in the diagnosis, understanding, treatment and public policy of different diseases.

Learn more about the lines of research of each group and its members here:

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Ana Luca Moncayo redonda  Group leader: Ana Lucía Moncayo, PhD.    

 

Areas of research:

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Evaluation of public health policies
  • Determinants of malnutrition in children
  • Maternal and child health
  • Health technology assessment
  • Early Child Development
  • Sustainable agrifood systems
  • Gender and environment

 

Group members:

Betzabe Tello Betzabé Tello, PhD(c).

modelo ejemplo Jacqueline Contreras, PhD.

 

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Anita Villacs redonda  Group leader: Anita Villacís, PhD.    

 

Areas of research:

  • Science applied to the prevention and control of Chagas Disease.
  • Studies of biology, ecology, antennal phenotype, morphometry and genetic diversity of Triatomines.
  • Microbiota studies in Triatomines.

 

Integrantes del grupo:

modelo ejemplo José Villacís, MSc.

 

External members:

Marco Neira round Marco Neira PhD.

Paola 2 Paola Carrillo-Bustamante PhD.

 

Collaborates with:

Healthy Living Initiative

GIS for Health Group

One Health

PUCE group: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Tropicales (Group leader: Anita Villacís, PhD)

 

 

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Csar Yumiseva redonda  Group leader: César Yumiseva, MSc.   

 

Areas of research:

  • Diseases Ecology

  • Spatial Ecology

  • Spatial Epidemiology

  • Geostatistics and Ecological Niche Models 

 

Group members:

 

Collaborates with: 

Medical Entomology Group

Healthy Living Initiative

 

 

 

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Esteban Baus  Group leader: Esteban Baus, Mtr.    

 

Areas of Research:

  • Scientific communication

  • Community-based research: control and prevention of Chagas disease in Ecuador.

 

Group members:

Collaborates with: 

ComCiencia

Medical Entomology Group

Healthy Living Initiative

Healthy Environments Group

 

 

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Fabin Senz redonda  Group leader: Fabián Sáenz, PhD.   

 

Areas of research:

  • Molecular epidemiology of the malaria parasite
  • Bioprospecting
  • Tropical diseases
  • Organization and Health Services

 

Group members:

Carolina Portero Carolina Portero, Mtr.

Hugo Pereira Hugo Pereira, MSc.

External members:

Manuel Fierro Manuel Fierro, PhD.

Daniel NeafseyDaniel Neafsey, PhD.

 

Collaborates with:

OneHealth Group

Molecular Biology (Trypanosoma cruzi/COVID-19)

GIS for Health Group

 

 

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Jaime Costales  Group leader: Jaime Costales, PhD.    

 

Areas of research:

  • Trypanosoma cruzi host/parasite interactions
  • Epidemiology of Chagas disease in Ecuador
  • Molecular diagnosis of COVID-19
  • Cytogenetics and amphibian biomolecules

 

External members:

Miryan Rivera redonda Miryan Rivera, Mtr.

Ailin Ailin Blasco, Mtr.

 

Collaborates with:

Molecular Biology of Malaria

GIS for Health Group

Healthy Living Initiative