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Esteban Baus

Esteban Baus C., Mtr

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Research group: Healthy Living Initiative

Infectious and Tropical Diseases 

Areas of research: Healthy environments and lifestyles / Promotion of health and nutrition.


Investigacin actual Current research:

  • 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.



Publicaciones recientes  Recent publications: 


  • Bates, B. R., Carrasco-Tenezaca, M., Mendez-Trivino, A. M., Mendoza, L. E., Nieto-Sanchez, C., Baus, E. G., & Grijalva, M. J. (2023). Identifying Barriers and Facilitators for Home Reconstruction for Prevention of Chagas Disease: An Interview Study in Rural Loja Province, Ecuador. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 8(4), 228. MDPI AG. 

  • Baus, E.G., Carrasco-Tenezaca, M., Frey, M. & Medina Maldonado, V. E. (2023). Risk Factors for the Mental Health of Adolescents from the Parental Perspective: Photo-Voice in Rural Communities of Ecuador. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(3), 2205;

  • 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,
  • 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.


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