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Ana Lucía Moncayo, PhD.Ana Luca Moncayo redonda

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Research groups: Health Impact Assessment (group leader)

Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Healthy Living Initiative   

Areas of research: Epidemiology / Infectious, immunological and chronic diseases / Health policy evaluation / Health promotion and nutrition / One Health.


Investigacin actual  Current research: 

  • Public health
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Evaluation of social health programs
  • Primary health care evaluation
  • Determinants of malnutrition in children
  • Maternal and child health


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.


Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications


  • Rivadeneira, M.F., Moncayo, A.L., Cóndor, J.D.Tello, B., Buitrón, J., Astudillo, F., Caicedo-Gallardo, J.D., Estrella-Proaño, A., Naranjo-Estrella, A.  & Torres, A.L. (2022) High prevalence of chronic malnutrition in indigenous children under 5 years of age in Chimborazo-Ecuador: multicausal analysis of its determinants. BMC Public Health 22, 1977.
  • Grijalva, M.J.; Villacís, A.G.; Ocaña-Mayorga, S.; Yumiseva, C.A.; Nieto-Sanchez, C.; Baus, E.G. and Moncayo, A.L. (2022).Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Chemical Control for Chagas Disease Vectors in Loja Province, Ecuador. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Ahead of print
  • Mario J Grijalva, Ana L Moncayo, Cesar A Yumiseva, Sofia Ocaña-Mayorga, Esteban G Baus, Anita G Villacís. (2022). Evaluation of Selective Deltamethrin Application with Household and Community Awareness for the Control of Chagas Disease in Southern Ecuador. Journal of Medical Entomology, tjac050,
  • Tello, B., Rivadeneira, M.F., Moncayo, A.L., Buitrón, J., Astudillo, F., Estrella, A. and Torres, A.L. (2022).  Breastfeeding, feeding practices and stunting in indigenous Ecuadorians under 2 years of age. Int Breastfeed J. 17(19).
  • Bates, B.R., Villegas-Botero, A., Costales, J.A, Moncayo, A.L., Tami, A., Carvajal, A. & Grijalva, M.J. (2022) COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Three Latin American Countries: Reasons Given for Not Becoming Vaccinated in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela, Health Communication, DOI:
  • Chavez-Lindell, T.L., Moncayo, A.L., Vinueza Veloz, M.F., Odoi, A. (2022). An exploratory assessment of human and animal health concerns of smallholder farmers in rural communities of Chimborazo, Ecuador. PeerJ 9:e12208
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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