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LucianaArmijos

Luciana Armijos, M.D.     


Emerging diseases

 

 

 

 

Estudios  Education:

  • 2017. Master in Public Health. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. USA. Speciality: Health Systems and Policies. 
  • 2017. Certificate in Applied Epidemiology. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. USA.
  • 2013. Doctor in Medicine. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España. Integrated Master in Medical Research.

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

  • Adjunct Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America.
  • Consultant at Corporación Andina de Fomento – CAF.
  • Postgraduate Professor, School of Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. 

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups.  

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

  • Acosta-Vargas, P., Dueñas-Espín, I., Armijos, L., Fonseca, J., Santillán, N., Jimbo, R., Rivadeneira, M.F., Xánchez, X., Sevilla, C., Tello, B. and Vivas, L. (2021). Challenges of Web Accessibility in a Health Application to Predict Neonatal Mortality – The Score Bebe ®. In: Nunes I.L. (eds) Advances in Human Factors and System Interactions. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 265. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79816-1_30
  • Dueñas-Espín I, Armijos-Acurio L, Espín E, Espinosa-Herrera F, Jimbo R, León-Cáceres Á, et al. (2021) Is a higher altitude associated with shorter survival among at-risk neonates? PLoS ONE 16(7): e0253413. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253413
  • Moreno Roca, A., Armijos Acurio, L., Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Céspedes Rivadeneira, C., Rosero Reyes, C. & López Ayala, C. (2021). Cohort study of the overall survival of patients with pancreatic cancer in a hospital of specialties of Quito-Ecuador in the period 2007–2017. Innovative Surgical Sciences, (). https://doi.org/10.1515/iss-2020-0030
  • Sánchez, X., Orrico, M., Morillo, T., Manzano, A., Jimbo, R. and L. Armijos (2021). Reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescription through implementation of a clinical guideline on self-limiting respiratory tract infections. PLOS ONE 16(4): e0249475. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249475
  • García, M., Acurio, M. L. A., Sotomayor, R. J., Sanchez, X., & Guijarro, S. (2019). Analysis of births, abortions and maternal mortality in adolescents in Ecuador from 2013 to 2016. International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpam.2019.07.002
  • Choez, X. S., Acurio, M. L. A., & Sotomayor, R. E. J. (2018). Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in ambulatory health care centers in Ecuador. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 19(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40360-018-0237-y
  • Ortiz-Prado, E., Castillo, T. A., Olmedo-López, M., Armijos, L., Ramírez, D., & Iturralde, A. L. (2018). Cesarean section rates in Ecuador: a 13-year comparative analysis between public and private health systems. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 41, e15. https://doi.org/10.26633/RPSP.2017.15  
  • Armijos, L., Escalante, S., & Villacrés, T. (2017). La evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias en el Ministerio de Salud Pública de Ecuador como herramienta para la compra de medicamentos entre 2012 y 2015. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, 41, e50. https://www.scielosp.org/article/rpsp/2017.v41/e50/es/
  • Ortiz-Prado, E., Ponce-Zea, J., Ramirez, D., Stewart-Ibarra, A. M., Armijos, L., Yockteng, J., & Cárdenas, W. B. (2016). Rabies epidemiology and control in Ecuador. Global journal of health science, 8(3), 113. doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v8n3p113

 

Redes  Orcid:  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8881-1892 

                  ResearchGatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria_Armijos

 


 

Esteban Baus
Esteban Baus C., MA

  


Community-based research: control and prevention of Chagas disease

Scientific communication

 

 Estudios  Education: 

 

  • 2015. Master in Management of Local Community Development, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2006. Bachelor in Biology, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position:  

 

  • Professor, School of Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America.

 

Investigación actual Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups / Biodiversity conservation / ComCienCia

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications: 

  • Bates, B.R., Nieto-Sánchez, C., Marvel, D.L., Guerrero, D., Baus, E.G., Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Broadening ‘Media’ for Development Communication: Alternative Channels Employed in Loja, Ecuador. Asia Pacific Media Educator 29(2):201-213. doi:10.1177/1326365X19870097
  • Nieto-Sanchez C, Bates BR, Guerrero D, Jimenez S, Baus EG, Peeters Grietens K & Grijalva, M. J. (2019) Home improvement and system-based health promotion for sustainable prevention of Chagas disease: A qualitative study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 13(6): e0007472. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007472

 

Redes  Orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7787-9883

                ResearchGate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Esteban_Baus

 


Rosa Chiriboga redonda

Rosa Chiriboga, MPH.    

 

 

 

 

 


Blood Banks Reference Unit (URBS)

 Estudios  Education:

 

  • 2015. Master in Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • 2006. Master in Public Health. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 1991. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position:  

 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America.
  • Professor at the School of Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • Blood Banks Reference Unit Director. External Performance Evaluation Program (PEED). Center for Research on Health in Latin America (CISeAL).  

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups.

  

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

  • Osorio González N.A., Sagasti Avilés E.J., Chiriboga-Ponce, R. F. (2020). Rh-Hr system and D antigen variants in three Afro-Ecuadorian populations in the Chota Valley. Acta bioquimica clinica latinoamericana 54 (4): 407-14.
  • Jácome, S. C., López, M. N., Gabela, M. E., Chiriboga-Ponce, R. F. (2020). Titration of hemolysins in platelet concentrates  obtained from buffy coat from voluntary donors of blood group "O" Rh D positive.  Acta bioquimica clinica latinoamericana 54 (3): 285-92. http://www.abcl.org.ar/inmunohematologia/chiriboga.pdf
  • Gallegos Barrera, Catherine E., & Chiriboga-Ponce, Rosa F. (2020). Prevalence of "weak" D antigen and its phenotypic classification in voluntary blood donors. Acta Bioquímica Clínica Latinoamericana 54(1),55-60. https://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=535/53563408010

 

Redes  ReseachGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rosa_Chiriboga


Jaime Costales, PhD.Jaime Costales

 

 

 

 

 


Trypanosoma cruzi host/parasite interactions and epidemiology of Chagas disease in Ecuador

  Estudios  Education: 

 

  • 2008. Postdoctoral fellow Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Harvard University.
  • 2004. PhD. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Ohio University, OH, USA.
  • 1999. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. 

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America. (Immunology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology).
  • Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

  

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Vela, A., Coral-Almeida, M., Sereno, D., Costales, J.A., Barnabé C, Brenière SF (2021) In vitro susceptibility of Trypanosoma cruzi discrete typing units (DTUs) to benznidazole: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 15(3): e0009269. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009269
  • Talavera-López, C., Messenger, L.A., Lewis, M.D., Yeo, M., Reis-Cunha, J.L., Matos, G.M., Bartholomeu, D.C., Calzada, J.E., Saldaña, A,, Ramírez, J.D., Guhl, F., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Costales, J.A., Gorchakov, R., Jones, K., Nolan, M.S, Teixeira, S.M.R., Carrasco, H.J., Bottazzi, M.E., Hotez, P.J., Murray, K.O., Grijalva, M.J., Burleigh, B., Grisard, E.C., Miles, M.A. and Andersson, B. (2021). Repeat-Driven Generation of Antigenic Diversity in a Major Human Pathogen, Trypanosoma cruzi. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 11(77):614665. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.614665
  • Maiguashca Sánchez, J., Sueto, S. O. B., Schwabl, P., Grijalva, M. J., Llewellyn, M. S., & Costales, J. A. (2020). Remarkable genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma rangeli in two localities of southern Ecuador identified via deep sequencing of mini-exon gene amplicons. Parasites & Vectors, 13(1), 252. doi:10.1186/s13071-020-04079-1
  • Schwabl, P., Maiguashca Sánchez, J., Costales, J. A., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Segovia, M., Carrasco, H. J., . . . Llewellyn, M. S. (2020). Culture-free genome-wide locus sequence typing (GLST) provides new perspectives on Trypanosoma cruzi dispersal and infection complexity. PLOS Genetics, 16(12), e1009170. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1009170
  • Bates, B. R., Moncayo, A. L., Costales, J. A., Herrera-Cespedes, C. A., & Grijalva, M. J. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Towards COVID-19 Among Ecuadorians During the Outbreak: An Online Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of community health, 10.1007/s10900-020-00916-7. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-020-00916-7

 

Libros

  • Costales, J. A. (2017). 26 - Cell invasion by Trypanosoma cruzi and the type I interferon response. In J. Telleria & M. Tibayrenc (Eds.), American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease (Second Edition) (pp. 605-627). London: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801029-7.00027-7

 

 Redes  ReseachGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jaime_Costales


Ana María Gómez, M.D.Anagomez


 Evidence-Based Medicine applied to Infectious Diseases / HIV virus resistance.

 

 

 

 

Estudios  Education: 

  • 2019 - currently. Ph.D. in Health Sciences, European University of Madrid. Madrid Spain.
  • 2019. Fellowship in Infectious Diseases and HIV. Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Foundation for the Fight Against AIDS. Barcelona, Spain. 
  • 2019. Master in Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Treatment. Cardenal Herrera University. Valencia, Spain. 
  • 2019. Master in University Education. European University of Madrid, Spain.  
  • 2018. Training - Internship hands-on Infectious Diseases / HIV / Transplant. University of Illinois Hospital. USA. 
  • 2018. Diploma in Scientific Research Methodology. Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. 
  • 2017. Master in HIV infection. Rey University Juan Carlos. Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016. Speciality in Internal Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2010. Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

  • Adjunct Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America.
  • Assistant Professor School of Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • Associate Researcher, One Health-Research Group. Universidad de las Américas, Quito Ecuador.
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Municipality of Quito, for decision-making during the health emergency due to COVID-19. Quito Ecuador.
  • Attending Physician of Internal Medicine. Novaclinica and Atlas Clinic. Quito Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Ortiz-Prado, E., Simbaña-Rivera, K., Gómez-Barreno, L., Rubio-Neira, M., Guaman, L. P., Kyriakidis, N. C., ... & López-Cortés, A. (2020). Clinical, molecular and epidemiological characterization of the SARS-CoV2 virus and the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a comprehensive literature review. Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease, 115094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2020.115094 
  • López-Cortés, A., Guevara-Ramírez, P., Kyriakidis, N. C., Barba-Ostria, C., Cáceres, Á. L., Guerrero, S., ... & Paz-y-Miño, C. (2020). In Silico Analyses of Immune System Protein Interactome Network, Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Human Tissues, and Artificial Neural Networks Reveal Potential Therapeutic Targets for Drug Repurposing Against COVID-19. ChemRxiv. Preprint. https://doi.org/10.26434/chemrxiv.12408074.v1
  • Houck, K. M., Terán, E., Ochoa, J., Zapata, G. N., Gomez, A. M., Parra, R., ... & Thompson, A. L. (2019). Drinking water improvements and rates of urinary and gastrointestinal infections in Galápagos, Ecuador: Assessing household and community factors. American Journal of Human Biology, 32(1), e23358.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23358

 

Redes  Orcid:  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2180-7316  

                  ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Maria_Gomez_Jaramillo

 



Mario Grijalva

 

Mario Grijalva, PhD

 

 

 

 


Healthy Living Initiative: a model for the sustainable prevention of Chagas disease

 Estudios  Education:

 

  • 1997. Postdoctoral fellows: American Society of Microbiology; National Centers for Infectious Diseases; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta; GAASM/NCID Fellowship.
  • 1997. PhD. in Molecular and Celular Biology. Ohio University, OH, USA.
  • 1991. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • CISeAL Director. 2000 - present.
  • Director, Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute. Ohio University. 2006 – present.
  • Professor at Biomedical Sciences Department, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University. May 2005 – present.
  • Visiting Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications 

  • Ocana-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J., Villacís, A., Moncayo, A., Yumiseva, C., Brenière, S., & Grijalva, M. (2021). Human Blood Meals in Sylvatic Triatomines Challenges Domestic-Centered Strategies for Prevention of Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission in Ecuador. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, tpmd201312. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1312
  • Alvear Durán, S., Sanchez-Del-Hierro, G., Gomez-Correa, D., Enriquez, A., Sanchez, E., Belec, M., Casapulla, S., Grijlava, M. J., & Shubrook, J. H. (2021). A pilot of a modified diabetes prevention program in Quito, Ecuador. Journal of osteopathic medicine, 10.1515/jom-2020-0175. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1515/jom-2020-0175
  • Alonso-Padilla, J., López, M. C., Esteva, M., Zrein, M., Casellas, A., Gómez, I., . . .Grijalva, M.J. . . . Viotti, R. (2021). Serological reactivity against T. cruzi-derived antigens: Evaluation of their suitability for the assessment of response to treatment in chronic Chagas disease. Acta Tropica, 221, 105990. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.105990
  • Bates, B. R., Tami, A., Carvajal, A., & Grijalva, M. J. (2021). Knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards COVID-19 among Venezuelans during the 2020 epidemic: An online cross-sectional survey. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0249022. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249022
  • Talavera-López, C., Messenger, L.A., Lewis, M.D., Yeo, M., Reis-Cunha, J.L., Matos, G.M., Bartholomeu, D.C., Calzada, J.E., Saldaña, A,, Ramírez, J.D., Guhl, F., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Costales, J.A., Gorchakov, R., Jones, K., Nolan, M.S, Teixeira, S.M.R., Carrasco, H.J., Bottazzi, M.E., Hotez, P.J., Murray, K.O., Grijalva, M.J., Burleigh, B., Grisard, E.C., Miles, M.A. and Andersson, B. (2021). Repeat-Driven Generation of Antigenic Diversity in a Major Human Pathogen, Trypanosoma cruzi. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 11(77):614665. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.614665
  • Erazo, C. E., Erazo, C. V., Grijalva, M. J., & Moncayo, A. L. (2021). Knowledge, attitudes and practices on influenza vaccination during pregnancy in Quito, Ecuador. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 72. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-10061-4
  • Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J.J., Villacís A.G., Pinto, C.M., Brenière, S.F., Grijalva, M.J. (2021). Triatomine Feeding Profiles and Trypanosoma cruzi Infection, Implications in Domestic and Sylvatic Transmission Cycles in Ecuador. Pathogens. 10(1):42. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10010042
  • Otieno, A. W., Roark, J., Khan, M. L., Pant, S., Grijalva, M.J. & Titsworth, S. (2021). The kiss of death – Unearthing conversations surrounding Chagas disease on YouTube. Cogent Social Sciences, 7:1, 1858561, DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2020.
  • Bates, B.R., Nieto-Sánchez, C., Marvel, D.L., Guerrero, D., Baus, E.G., Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Broadening ‘Media’ for Development Communication: Alternative Channels Employed in Loja, Ecuador. Asia Pacific Media Educator 29(2):201-213. doi:10.1177/1326365X19870097
  • Maiguashca Sánchez, J., Sueto, S. O. B., Schwabl, P., Grijalva, M. J., Llewellyn, M. S., & Costales, J. A. (2020). Remarkable genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma rangeli in two localities of southern Ecuador identified via deep sequencing of mini-exon gene amplicons. Parasites & Vectors, 13(1), 252. doi:10.1186/s13071-020-04079-1
  • Schwabl, P., Maiguashca Sánchez, J., Costales, J. A., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Segovia, M., Carrasco, H. J., . . . Llewellyn, M. S. (2020). Culture-free genome-wide locus sequence typing (GLST) provides new perspectives on Trypanosoma cruzi dispersal and infection complexity. PLOS Genetics, 16(12), e1009170. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1009170
  • Bates, B.R.,  Villegas, A. & Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards COVID-19 among Colombians during the outbreak: an online cross-sectional survey. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, DOI: 10.1080/17538068.2020.1842843
  • Bates, B.R., Grijalva, D. A. & Grijalva, M.J. (2020). A culture-centered, participatory approach to defining “development” in rural Ecuador. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 21:1, 45-58, DOI: 10.1080/17459435.2020.1742776
  • Bates, B. R., Moncayo, A. L., Costales, J. A., Herrera-Cespedes, C. A., & Grijalva, M. J. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Towards COVID-19 Among Ecuadorians During the Outbreak: An Online Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of community health, 10.1007/s10900-020-00916-7. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-020-00916-7
  • Santillán-Guayasamín, S., Barnabé, C., Magallón-Gastelum, E., Waleckx, E., Yumiseva, C. A., Grijalva, M. J., Villacís, A.G., Brenière, S. F. (2020). Molecular data supports monophyly of Triatoma dispar complex within genus Triatoma. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 85, 104429. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104429
  • Reina Ortiz, M., Grijalva, M. J., Turell, M. J., Waters, W. F., Montalvo, A. C., Mathias, D., Sharma, V., Fierro, C., Suits, P., Thomas, S. Leon, R. (2020). Biosafety at Home: How to Translate Biomedical Laboratory Safety Precautions for Everyday Use in the Context of COVID-19. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. doi:https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-0677
  • Villacís, A. G., Bustillos, J. J., Depickère, S., Sánchez, D., Yumiseva, C. A., Troya-Zuleta, A., Barnabé, C., Grijalva, M.J. & Brenière, S. F. (2020). Would tropical climatic variations impact the genetic variability of triatomines: Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, principal vector of Chagas disease in Ecuador? Acta Tropica, 209, 105530. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105530
  • Villacís, A.G., Dujardin, J., Panzera, F. Yumiseva, C.A., Pita, S., Santillán-Guayasamín, S., Orozco, M.I., Mosquera, K.D. & Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Chagas vectors Panstrongylus chinai (Del Ponte, 1929) and Panstrongylus howardi (Neiva, 1911): chromatic forms or true species?. Parasites Vectors 13(1), 226. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04097-z
  • Alonso-Padilla, J., Abril, M., Alarcón de Noya, B., Almeida, I.C., Angheben, A., Araujo Jorge, T., Chatelain, E-, Esteva, M., Gascón, J., Grijalba, M.J. et al. (2020) Target product profile for a test for the early assessment of treatment efficacy in Chagas disease patients: An expert consensus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(4): e0008035. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008035
  • Bates, B.R., Villacís, A.G., Mendez-Trivino, A., Mendoza, L.E., Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Determinants of intentions to prevent triatomine infestation based on the health belief model: An application in rural southern Ecuador. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14(1): e0007987. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007987
  • Rivadeneria, M.F., Moncayo, A.L., Tello, B., Torres, A.L., Buitrón, G.J., Astudillo, F., Fredericks, T.R. and Grijalva, M.J. (2020). A multi-causal model for chronic malnutrition and anemia in a population of rural coastal children. Matern Child Health J. 24, 472–482 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-019-02837-x 
  • Barnabé, C., Grijalva, M. J., Santillán-Guayasamín S., Yumiseva, C. A., Waleckx, E., Brenière, F. S., Villacís, A.G. (2020). Genetic data support speciation between Panstrongylus howardi and Panstrongylus chinai, vectors of Chagas disease in Ecuador. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 104103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2019.104103

Libros

  • Villacis, Anita & Sáenz, Fabián & Neira, Marco & Grijalva, Mario. (2018). Ecosalud en las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores: Chagas, Dengue y Malaria [Ecohealth in vector-borne diseases: Chagas, Dengue and Malaria]. En Jaime Breilh (Ed.). La Medicina Ecuatoriana en el siglo XXI.  Tercer Tomo, capítulo 14 (pp. 252-267). Ecuador: Academia Ecuatoriana de Medicina, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Corporación Editora Nacional.
  • Brenière, S. F., Villacis, A., & Aznar, C. (2017). 22 - Vector transmission: How it works, what transmits, where it occurs. In J. Telleria & M. Tibayrenc (Eds.), American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease (Second Edition) (pp. 497-515). London: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801029-7.00023-X

 

Redes  Orcid:  http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1964-1425  

                  ReseachGatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mario_Grijalva

 


Ruth Jimbo-Sotomayor, PhD.RuthJimbo


 Immunizations / Immuno-preventable diseases / Health technology assessment / Economic evaluations in health.

 

 

 

 

Estudios  Education: 

  • 2021. Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Public Health (cum laude). Universidad Alcalá de Henares. Madrid, Spain. 
  • 2018. Specialty in Health Technology Assessment. Instituto de Efectividad Clínica Argentina. 
  • 2017. Master in Health and Drug Economics. Universidad Pompeú Fabra. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2016. Master in Health Management for Local Development. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja.Ecuador.
  • 2011. Specialty in Family Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2007. Medicine. Universidad Central del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America.
  • Vice-Dean School of Medicine Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

  • Professor, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

Publicaciones recientes Recent publications

 

  • Acosta-Vargas, P., Dueñas-Espín, I., Armijos, L., Fonseca, J., Santillán, N., Jimbo, R., Rivadeneira, M.F., Xánchez, X., Sevilla, C., Tello, B. and Vivas, L. (2021). Challenges of Web Accessibility in a Health Application to Predict Neonatal Mortality – The Score Bebe ®. In: Nunes I.L. (eds) Advances in Human Factors and System Interactions. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 265. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79816-1_30
  • Dueñas-Espín I, Armijos-Acurio L, Espín E, Espinosa-Herrera F, Jimbo R, León-Cáceres Á, et al. (2021) Is a higher altitude associated with shorter survival among at-risk neonates? PLoS ONE 16(7): e0253413. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253413
  • ISARIC Clinical Characterisation Group (2021). COVID-19 symptoms at hospital admission vary with age and sex: results from the ISARIC prospective multinational observational study. Infection, 1–17. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-021-01599-5 
  • Sánchez, X., Orrico, M., Morillo, T., Manzano, A., Jimbo, R. and L. Armijos (2021). Reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescription through implementation of a clinical guideline on self-limiting respiratory tract infections. PLOS ONE 16(4): e0249475. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249475
  • Cevallos Guerrero, A., Fernández, H. Á., Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Guevara, G. C., Mera Orces, D., & Naranjo-Saltos, F. (2021). Adherencia al tratamiento en pacientes con trastornos neuropsiquiátricos difusos asociados a lupus eritematoso sistémico. Revista Colombiana de Reumatología. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcreu.2020.12.003
  • Sánchez Choez, X., Loaiza Martínez, M., Vaca Tatamuez, V., López Peña, M., Manzano Pasquel, A., & Jimbo Sotomayor, R. (2021). Medical Cost of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children in Ambulatory Care. Value in Health Regional Issues, 26, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2020.10.001
  • Pritchard, M. G., ISARIC Clinical Characterisation Group (2020). COVID-19 symptoms at hospital admission vary with age and sex: ISARIC multinational study. medRxiv, 2020.2010.2026.20219519. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.26.20219519
  • Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Toscano, C. M., Sánchez Choez, X., Vilema Ortíz, M., Rivas Condo, J., Ghisays, G., Haneuse, S., Weinberger, D. M., McGee, G., & de Oliveira, L. H. (2020). Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on pneumonia hospitalization and mortality in children and elderly in Ecuador: Time series analyses. Vaccine, 38(45), 7033– 039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.09.032
  • Jimbo-Sotomayor, R., Armijos-Acurio, L., Proaño-Espinosa, J., Segarra-Galarza, K., & Sánchez- Choez, X. (2020). Morbidity and mortality due to pneumococcal disease in children in Ecuador from 2005 to 2015. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 12(3), 124. https://doi.org/10.4103/jgid.jgid_125_19
  • Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Armijos Acurio, L., Sánchez Choez, X., Vilema Ortiz, M., Ghisays, G., Moyota Quinzo, D., & Moreta Colcha, F. (2019). Missed opportunities of vaccination in primary health care establishments in Ecuador. Vacunas (English Edition), 20(2), 46–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacune.2019.11.002
  • Sánchez X, Landázuri A, Londo P, Manzano A, Moreno Roca A, Jimbo R. (2020) Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Antibiotic Use in Family Medicine Students. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 11, 2150132720984758. doi: 10.1177/2150132720984758 
  • Acosta, Leal, Salazar, Jimbo, Guevara. (2020). Consideraciones en pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 durante la pandemia por COVID-19. Revista Vozandes, 31(2). 
  • Fernandez, H., Cevallos, A., Sotomayor, R. J., Naranjo-Saltos, F., Orces, D. M., & Basantes, E. (2019). Mental disorders in systemic lupus erythematosus: a cohort study. Rheumatology international, 39(10), 1689-1695. doi: 10.1007/s00296-019-04423-4.
  • García, M., Armijos Acurio, M. L., Sotomayor, R. J., Sanchez, X., & Guijarro, S. (2019). Analysis of births, abortions and maternal mortality in adolescents in Ecuador from 2013 to 2016. International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpam.2019.07.002
  • Sánchez Choez, X., Armijos Acurio, M. L., & Jimbo Sotomayor, R. E. (2018). “Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in ambulatory health care centers in Ecuador.” BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 19(1), 46. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40360-018-0237-y
  • Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Sánchez Choez, X., Vilema, M., & Ghisays, G. (2018). Costo de la inmunización de rutina en menores de un año en el Ecuador. Vacunas, 19(2), 61–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacun.2018.09.001
  • Pesantez Ríos, G., Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Sánchez Choez, X., Valencia, C., Curatolo, P., & Pesantez Cuesta, G. (2018). Esclerosis tuberosa en Ecuador. Reporte de serie de casos. Neurología Argentina, 10(2), 66–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuarg.2017.10.002

 

Books 

  • Acurio, C., Barreiro, P., Cstro, K., García, M., Jimbo, R., Maldonado, D., Palacios, S., Ramadan, R., Sánchez, X., & Tello, B. (2020). Relación médico–paciente: Experiencias de comunicación y relatos de medicina narrativa (primera). Centro de Publicaciones PUCE.
  • Ministerio de Salud Pública del Ecuador. (2019). Manual Vacunas para enfermedades inmunoprevenibles. Sistema Nacional de Salud, pp, 1-110.

 

Redes  Orcid:  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5016-3834 

                  ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ruth_Jimbo_Sotomayor

 

 


Ana Lucía Moncayo, PhD.Ana Luca Moncayo redonda

 

 

 

 

   


Epidemiology of infectious diseases and evaluation of public health policies 

 Estudios  Education:

 

  • 2013-2014. Postdoctoral fellow. Tropical Diseases Institute/Ohio University, OH, USA..
  • 2011. PhD. in Public Health, Focus area: Epidemiology. Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador de Bahia- Brasil.
  • 2008. Master in Community Health, Focus area: Epidemiology. Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahía, Salvador de Bahía- Brasil.
  • 2001. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America.
  • Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. Salud integral, determinación social y desarrollo humano. 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Ocana-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J., Villacís, A., Moncayo, A., Yumiseva, C., Brenière, S., & Grijalva, M. (2021). Human Blood Meals in Sylvatic Triatomines Challenges Domestic-Centered Strategies for Prevention of Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission in Ecuador. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, tpmd201312. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1312
  • Caicedo-Gallardo, J. D., Rivadeneira, M. F., Torres, A. L., Tello, B., Astudillo, F., Buitrón, G. J., & Moncayo, A. L. (2021). Social capital and its relationship with malnutrition and anemia in children from rural coastal Ecuador. Rural and remote health, 21(4), 6271. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH6271
  • Erazo, C. E., Erazo, C. V., Grijalva, M. J., & Moncayo, A. L. (2021). Knowledge, attitudes and practices on influenza vaccination during pregnancy in Quito, Ecuador. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 72. doi:10.1186/s12889-020-10061-4
  • Guamán, L. P., Rivadeneira, M. F., Moncayo, A. L., Cóndor, J., Astudillo, F., Buitrón, J., Tello, B., Torres, A. L., & Paúl Astudillo Neira, E. (2020). Capital social y malnutrición en población indígena menor de 5 años de cinco cantones de la provincia de Chimborazo. Revista Ecuatoriana De Pediatría, 21(3), Artículo 18:1-9.
  • Bates, B. R., Moncayo, A. L., Costales, J. A., Herrera-Cespedes, C. A., & Grijalva, M. J. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Towards COVID-19 Among Ecuadorians During the Outbreak: An Online Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of community health, 10.1007/s10900-020-00916-7. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10900-020-00916-7
  • Rivadeneria, M.F., Moncayo, A.L., Tello, B., Torres, A.L., Buitrón, G.J., Astudillo, F., Fredericks, T.R. and Grijalva, M.J. (2020). A multi-causal model for chronic malnutrition and anemia in a population of rural coastal children. Matern Child Health J. 24, 472–482. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-019-02837-x
  • Padilla, N.A., Moncayo, A.L., Keil, C.B., Grijalva, M.J., Villacís, A. G. (2019). Life Cycle, Feeding, and Defecation Patterns of Triatoma carrioni (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), Under Laboratory Conditions, Journal of Medical Entomology 56(3): 617–624. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz004

 

Redes  Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3592-7503​

                  ReseachGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ana_Moncayo 

 


Marco Neira, PhD.Marco Neira round
     


Biology, Physiology, and Control of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of medical interest

 

 

 

  Estudios  Education: 

 

  • 2013 - 2015. Postdoctoral fellow Fogarty International Center (National Institutes of Health), D43 Training Grant.
  • 2009 - 2010. Postdoctoral fellow. Vector Group. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
  • 2005 - 2009. Postdoctoral fellow.The Whitney Laboratory. University of Florida, St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 2005. PhD. in Biological Sciences. Ohio University, OH, USA.
  • 2001. Master in Arts. International Development Affairs – Health Concentration. Ohio University, OH, USA.
  • 1999. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. 

 

Cargo actual  Current position:  

 

  • External Collaborator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America. 

 

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Sippy, R., Rivera, G.E., Sanchez, V., ... and Neira, M. (2020). Ingested insecticide to control Aedes aegypti: developing a novel dried attractive toxic sugar bait device for intra-domiciliary control. Parasites Vectors 13, 78. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-3930-9
  • Pilaquinga, F., Morejón, B., Ganchala, D., Morey, J., Piña, N., Debut, A. & Neira M. (2019). Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Solanum mammosum L. (Solanaceae) fruit extract and their larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti L. (Diptera: Culicidae). PLOS ONE 14(10): e0224109. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224109

 

Libros

  • Anita G. Villacís, Fabián E. Sáenz, Marco V. Neira, Mario J. Grijalva. 2018. Ecosalud en las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores: Chagas, Dengue y Malaria. Tercer tomo (Ciencia de la Salud). La Medicina Ecuatoriana en el siglo XXI. Academia Ecuatoriana de Medicina Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Corporación Editora Nacional, editor Jaime Breilh.

 

Redes  Orcid:  http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8068-5772 

                  ReseachGatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marco_Neira 


Sofía Ocaña-Mayorga, PhD.Sofa Ocaa redonda

 

 

 

 

   


Dynamics and interactions between parasite-vector-host.

  Estudios  Education:

 

  • 2019. PhD. in Biological Sciences. Ohio University, OH, USA.
  • 2016. Master in Infectious Disease Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2011. Doctor in Biological Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. 
  • 2005. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.  

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America. 
  • Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

  

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Ocana-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J., Villacís, A., Moncayo, A., Yumiseva, C., Brenière, S., & Grijalva, M. (2021). Human Blood Meals in Sylvatic Triatomines Challenges Domestic-Centered Strategies for Prevention of Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission in Ecuador. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, tpmd201312. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1312
  • Talavera-López, C., Messenger, L.A., Lewis, M.D., Yeo, M., Reis-Cunha, J.L., Matos, G.M., Bartholomeu, D.C., Calzada, J.E., Saldaña, A,, Ramírez, J.D., Guhl, F., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Costales, J.A., Gorchakov, R., Jones, K., Nolan, M.S, Teixeira, S.M.R., Carrasco, H.J., Bottazzi, M.E., Hotez, P.J., Murray, K.O., Grijalva, M.J., Burleigh, B., Grisard, E.C., Miles, M.A. and Andersson, B. (2021). Repeat-Driven Generation of Antigenic Diversity in a Major Human Pathogen, Trypanosoma cruzi. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 11(77):614665. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2021.614665
  • Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J.J., Villacís A.G., Pinto, C.M., Brenière, S.F., Grijalva, M.J. (2021). Triatomine Feeding Profiles and Trypanosoma cruzi Infection, Implications in Domestic and Sylvatic Transmission Cycles in Ecuador. Pathogens. 10(1):42. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10010042
  • Schwabl, P., Maiguashca Sánchez, J., Costales, J. A., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Segovia, M., Carrasco, H. J., . . . Llewellyn, M. S. (2020). Culture-free genome-wide locus sequence typing (GLST) provides new perspectives on Trypanosoma cruzi dispersal and infection complexity. PLOS Genetics, 16(12), e1009170. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1009170
  • Martin, J. A., Hendershot, A. L., Saá Portilla, I. A., English, D. J., Woodruff, M., Vera-Arias, C. A.,  Salazar-Costa, B.E., Bustillos, J.J., Saénz, F.E., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Koepfli, C. & Lobo, N. F. (2020). Anopheline and human drivers of malaria risk in northern coastal, Ecuador: a pilot study. Malaria Journal 19(1), 354. doi:10.1186/s12936-020-03426-y

 

Redes  Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3861-9784 

                ReseachGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sofia_Ocana-Mayorga 


Miryan Rivera, Mtr.Miryan Rivera redonda

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cytogenetics and amphibian biomolecules.

  Estudios  Education:

 

  • 2010. Master in Intelligence Development and Education. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2006. Specialization in Intelligence Development and Education. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. 
  • 1989. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.  

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America. 
  • Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Cuesta, S. A., Reinoso, C., Morales, F., Pilaquinga, F., Morán-Marcillo, G., Proaño-Bolaños, C., Blasco-Zúñiga, A., Rivera, M. &  Meneses, L. (2021). Novel antimicrobial cruzioseptin peptides extracted from the splendid leaf frog, Cruziohyla calcarifer. Amino Acids. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00726-021-02986-w
  • Suárez, P., Ferro, J.M., Nagamachi, C.Y., Cardoszo, D.E., Blasco-Zúñiga, A., Silva, J.B., Marciano-JR, E., Costa, M.A., Orrico, V.G., Sole, M., Roberto, I.J., Rivera, M., Wiley, J.E., Faivoviche, J., Baldo, D., Pieczarka, J.C. (2020). Chromosome evolution in Lophyohylini (Amphibia, Anura, Hylinae). PLOS ONE 15(6): e0234331. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234331
  • Cuesta, S., Gallegos, F., Arias, J., Pilaquinga, F., Blasco-Zúñiga, A., Proaño-Bolaños, C., Rivera, M. & Meneses. L.  (2019). Molecular modeling of four Dermaseptin-related peptides of the gliding tree frog Agalychnis spurrelli. J Mol Model 25: 260. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00894-019-4141-1

 

Redes  ReseachGatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Miryan_Rivera 


Fabián Sáenz, PhD.Fabin Senz redonda

 

 

 

 

 

 


Molecular epidemiology of the malaria parasite 

  Estudios  Education:

 

  • 2011 - 2015. Postdoctoral fellow Fogarty International Center (National Institutes of Health), D43 Training Grant.
  • 2008 - 2011. Postdoctoral fellow: Department of Global Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida.
  • 2008. PhD. in Biology of Infectious Diseases, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA.
  • 2001. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

               

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America. 
  • CONIEIT (National Committee of Researchers on Infectious and Tropical Diseases) President.
  • Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual   Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

  • Martin, J. A., Hendershot, A. L., Saá Portilla, I. A., English, D. J., Woodruff, M., Vera-Arias, C. A.,  Salazar-Costa, B.E., Bustillos, J.J., Saénz, F.E., Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Koepfli, C. & Lobo, N. F. (2020). Anopheline and human drivers of malaria risk in northern coastal, Ecuador: a pilot study. Malaria Journal 19(1), 354. doi:10.1186/s12936-020-03426-y
  • Salazar-Costa, B., Vera-Arias, C. Tamayo, M., Yumiseva C., Cagua-Ordoñez, J.C., Gomez-Obando, J., Sáenz, F.E. (2020). High prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infections on the Ecuador-Colombia border. Práctica Familiar Rural  5(2). Doi: https://doi.org/10.23936/pfr.v5i2.157
  • Fletcher IK, Stewart-Ibarra AM, Sippy R, Carrasco-Escobar G, Silva M, Beltran-Ayala E, Ordoñez T, Adrian J, Sáenz FE, Drakeley C, Jones KE and Lowe R (2020) The Relative Role of Climate Variation and Control Interventions on Malaria Elimination Efforts in El Oro, Ecuador: A Modeling Study. Front. Environ. Sci. 8:135. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00135

 

Libros

  • Anita G. Villacís, Fabián E. Sáenz, Marco V. Neira, Mario J. Grijalva. 2018. Ecosalud en las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores: Chagas, Dengue y Malaria. Tercer tomo (Ciencia de la Salud). La Medicina Ecuatoriana en el siglo XXI. Academia Ecuatoriana de Medicina Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Corporación Editora Nacional, editor Jaime Breilh.

 

Redes  Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6460-5373

                   ReseachGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabian_Saenz

 


Xavier Sánchez Choez, M.D.Xavier Sanchez


Health technology assessment / Rational use of medicines / Economic evaluations in health / Pharmaco-economics.

 

 

 

 

Estudios  Education: 

  • Currently.  Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Public Health. Universidad Alcalá de Henares. Madrid, Spain. 
  • 2016. Master in Health and Drug Economics. Universidad Pompeú Fabra. Barcelona, Spain.  
  • 2013. Specialist in Health Technology Assessment. Instituto de Efectividad Clínica Argentina.
  • 2011. Specialist in Family Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2006. Medicine and General Surgery. Universidad Central del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • Associate Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America..
  • Associate Professor 3, School of Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

  • Professor of the Master in Business Administration - Mention in Health Services Administration. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

  • Postgraduate Professor (Family Medicine), School of Medicine. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups.. 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Acosta-Vargas, P., Dueñas-Espín, I., Armijos, L., Fonseca, J., Santillán, N., Jimbo, R., Rivadeneira, M.F., Xánchez, X., Sevilla, C., Tello, B. and Vivas, L. (2021). Challenges of Web Accessibility in a Health Application to Predict Neonatal Mortality – The Score Bebe ®. In: Nunes I.L. (eds) Advances in Human Factors and System Interactions. AHFE 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 265. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79816-1_30
  • ISARIC Clinical Characterisation Group (2021). COVID-19 symptoms at hospital admission vary with age and sex: results from the ISARIC prospective multinational observational study. Infection, 1–17. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s15010-021-01599-5
  • Sánchez, X., Orrico, M., Morillo, T., Manzano, A., Jimbo, R. and L. Armijos (2021). Reducing unnecessary antibiotic prescription through implementation of a clinical guideline on self-limiting respiratory tract infections. PLOS ONE 16(4): e0249475. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249475
  • Sánchez Choez, X., Loaiza Martínez, M., Vaca Tatamuez, V., López Peña, M., Manzano Pasquel, A., & Jimbo Sotomayor, R. (2021). Medical Cost of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children in Ambulatory Care. Value in Health Regional Issues, 26, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2020.10.001
  • Pritchard, M. G., ISARIC Clinical Characterisation Group (2020). COVID-19 symptoms at hospital admission vary with age and sex: ISARIC multinational study. medRxiv, 2020.2010.2026.20219519. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.26.20219519
  • Sánchez, X., Landázuri, A., Londo, P., Manzano, A., Moreno Roca, A., & Jimbo, R. (2020). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Antibiotic Use in Family Medicine Students. Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 11, 215013272098475. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132720984758 
  • Jimbo-Sotomayor, R., Armijos-Acurio, L., Proaño-Espinosa, J., Segarra-Galarza, K., & Sánchez-Choez, X. (2020). Morbidity and mortality due to pneumococcal disease in children in Ecuador from 2005 to 2015. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 12(3), 124. https://doi.org/10.4103/jgid.jgid_125_19 
  • Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Toscano, C. M., Sánchez Choez, X., Vilema Ortíz, M., Rivas Condo, J., Ghisays, G., Haneuse, S., Weinberger, D. M., McGee, G., & de Oliveira, L. H. (2020). Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on pneumonia hospitalization and mortality in children and elderly in Ecuador: Time series analyses. Vaccine, 38(45), 7033–7039. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.09.032 
  • Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Armijos Acurio, L., Sánchez Choez, X., Vilema Ortiz, M., Ghisays, G., Moyota Quinzo, D., & Moreta Colcha, F. (2019). Missed opportunities of vaccination in primary health care establishments in Ecuador. Vacunas (English Edition), 20(2), 46–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacune.2019.11.002 
  • García, M., Armijos Acurio, M. L., Sotomayor, R. J., Sanchez, X., & Guijarro, S. (2019). Analysis of births, abortions and maternal mortality in adolescents in Ecuador from 2013 to 2016. International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpam.2019.07.002 
  • Sánchez Choez, X., Armijos Acurio, M. L., & Jimbo Sotomayor, R. E. (2018). “Appropriateness and adequacy of antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in ambulatory health care centers in Ecuador.” BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 19(1), 46. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40360-018-0237-y 
  • Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Sánchez Choez, X., Vilema, M., & Ghisays, G. (2018). Costo de la inmunización de rutina en menores de un año en el Ecuador. Vacunas, 19(2), 61–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacun.2018.09.001
  • Pesantez Ríos, G., Jimbo Sotomayor, R., Sánchez Choez, X., Valencia, C., Curatolo, P., & Pesantez Cuesta, G. (2018). Esclerosis tuberosa en Ecuador. Reporte de serie de casos. Neurología Argentina, 10(2), 66–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuarg.2017.10.002 

 

Books 

  • Acurio, C., Barreiro, P., Cstro, K., García, M., Jimbo, R., Maldonado, D., Palacios, S., Ramadan, R., Sánchez, X., & Tello, B. (2020). Relación médico–paciente: Experiencias de comunicación y relatos de medicina narrativa (primera). Centro de Publicaciones PUCE.

 

Redes  Orcid:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8258-8746


Anita Villacís, PhD.     Anita Villacs redonda    

 

 

 

 


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

  Estudios  Education:

 

  • 2019. PhD. in Biological Sciences. Ohio University, OH, USA.
  • 2016. Master in Infectious Disease Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2015. Magíster en Nuevas Tecnologías en Gestión y Práctica Docente. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2014. Doctor in Biological Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • 2006. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. 
  • 2004. Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Educación / Especialidad Biología. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America. 
  • Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

Investigación actual   Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

  

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

  • Ocana-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J., Villacís, A., Moncayo, A., Yumiseva, C., Brenière, S., & Grijalva, M. (2021). Human Blood Meals in Sylvatic Triatomines Challenges Domestic-Centered Strategies for Prevention of Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission in Ecuador. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, tpmd201312. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1312
  • Ocaña-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J.J., Villacís A.G., Pinto, C.M., Brenière, S.F., Grijalva, M.J. (2021). Triatomine Feeding Profiles and Trypanosoma cruzi Infection, Implications in Domestic and Sylvatic Transmission Cycles in Ecuador. Pathogens. 10(1):42. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10010042
  • Santillán-Guayasamín, S., Barnabé, C., Magallón-Gastelum, E., Waleckx, E., Yumiseva, C. A., Grijalva, M. J., Villacís, A.G., Brenière, S. F. (2020). Molecular data supports monophyly of Triatoma dispar complex within genus Triatoma. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 85, 104429. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104429
  • Villacís, A. G., Bustillos, J. J., Depickère, S., Sánchez, D., Yumiseva, C. A., Troya-Zuleta, A., Barnabé, C., Grijalva, M.J. & Brenière, S. F. (2020). Would tropical climatic variations impact the genetic variability of triatomines: Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, principal vector of Chagas disease in Ecuador? Acta Tropica, 209, 105530. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105530
  • Villacís, A.G., Dujardin, J., Panzera, F. Yumiseva, C.A., Pita, S., Santillán-Guayasamín, S., Orozco, M.I., Mosquera, K.D. & Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Chagas vectors Panstrongylus chinai (Del Ponte, 1929) and Panstrongylus howardi (Neiva, 1911): chromatic forms or true species?. Parasites Vectors 13(1), 226. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04097-z
  • Bates, B.R., Villacís, A.G., Mendez-Trivino, A., Mendoza, L.E., Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Determinants of intentions to prevent triatomine infestation based on the health belief model: An application in rural southern Ecuador. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 14(1): e0007987. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007987
  • Barnabé, C., Grijalva, M. J., Santillán-Guayasamín S., Yumiseva, C. A., Waleckx, E., Brenière, F. S., Villacís, A.G. (2020). Genetic data support speciation between Panstrongylus howardi and Panstrongylus chinai, vectors of Chagas disease in Ecuador. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 104103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2019.104103
  • Padilla, N.A., Moncayo, A.L., Keil, C.B., Grijalva, M.J., Villacís, A. G. (2019). Life Cycle, Feeding, and Defecation Patterns of Triatoma carrioni (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), Under Laboratory Conditions, Journal of Medical Entomology 56(3): 617–624. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz004

Libros

  • Anita G. Villacís, Fabián E. Sáenz, Marco V. Neira, Mario J. Grijalva. 2018. Ecosalud en las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores: Chagas, Dengue y Malaria. Tercer tomo (Ciencia de la Salud). La Medicina Ecuatoriana en el siglo XXI. Academia Ecuatoriana de Medicina Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Corporación Editora Nacional, editor Jaime Breilh.
  • S.F. Brenière, A. Villacís and C. Aznar. 2017. Chapter 22: Vector transmission: how it works, what transmits, where it occurs. American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease 2nd Edition, One Hundred Years of Research. ELSEVIER.

 

Redes  ReseachGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anita_Villacis


César Yumiseva, Mtr.Csar Yumiseva redonda     

 

 

 

 

 

 


Diseases Ecology, Spatial Ecology, Spatial Epidemiology, Geostatistics and Ecological Niche Models. 

 

 Estudios  Education:

 

  • 2014. Specialty in Geographic information systems. UNIGIS Program. USFQ.
  • 2014. Master in Geographic information systems. UNIGIS Program. USFQ.
  • 2004. Bachelor in Biology. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

 

Cargo actual  Current position: 

 

  • Principal Investigator at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America. 
  • Professor at the School of Biological Sciences. College of Exact and Natural Sciences. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

 

 

Investigación actual  Current research (PUCE): Health and Vulnerable Groups. 

 

 

Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications

 

  • Ocana-Mayorga, S., Bustillos, J., Villacís, A., Moncayo, A., Yumiseva, C., Brenière, S., & Grijalva, M. (2021). Human Blood Meals in Sylvatic Triatomines Challenges Domestic-Centered Strategies for Prevention of Trypanosoma cruzi Transmission in Ecuador. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, tpmd201312. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1312
  • Salazar-Costa, B., Vera-Arias, C. Tamayo, M., Yumiseva C., Cagua-Ordoñez, J.C., Gomez-Obando, J., Sáenz, F.E. (2020). High prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infections on the Ecuador-Colombia border. Práctica Familiar Rural  5(2). Doi: https://doi.org/10.23936/pfr.v5i2.157
  • Santillán-Guayasamín, S., Barnabé, C., Magallón-Gastelum, E., Waleckx, E., Yumiseva, C. A., Grijalva, M. J., Villacís, A.G., Brenière, S. F. (2020). Molecular data supports monophyly of Triatoma dispar complex within genus Triatoma. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 85, 104429. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2020.104429
  • Villacís, A. G., Bustillos, J. J., Depickère, S., Sánchez, D., Yumiseva, C. A., Troya-Zuleta, A., Barnabé, C., Grijalva, M.J. & Brenière, S. F. (2020). Would tropical climatic variations impact the genetic variability of triatomines: Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, principal vector of Chagas disease in Ecuador? Acta Tropica, 209, 105530. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105530
  • Villacís, A.G., Dujardin, J., Panzera, F. Yumiseva, C.A., Pita, S., Santillán-Guayasamín, S., Orozco, M.I., Mosquera, K.D. & Grijalva, M.J. (2020). Chagas vectors Panstrongylus chinai (Del Ponte, 1929) and Panstrongylus howardi (Neiva, 1911): chromatic forms or true species?. Parasites Vectors 13(1), 226. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04097-z
  • Barnabé, C., Grijalva, M. J., Santillán-Guayasamín S., Yumiseva, C. A., Waleckx, E., Brenière, F. S., Villacís, A.G. (2020). Genetic data support speciation between Panstrongylus howardi and Panstrongylus chinai, vectors of Chagas disease in Ecuador. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 104103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2019.104103

Redes  ReseachGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cesar_Yumiseva