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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

 

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