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Research in Latin America

Faculty

Argentina
Paul Gertler: water provision, child mortality, poverty

Brazil
Jason Coburn: slum and urban health, environmental policy and planning, healthy cities

Karen Nelson: environmental engineering, drinking water and sanitation
Lee Riley: slum health, tuberculosis, drug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections

Art Reingold: HIV/AIDS, emerging/re emerging infections, vaccine preventable diseases, surveillance

Julia Walsh: maternal and child health, vaccines, cost-effectiveness analysis and resource allocation, technology

Chile
Allan Smith: arsenic, drinking water

Richard Scheffler: health policy and economics

Costa Rica
William Dow: policy analysis, mortality, disability, allostatic load, life-course behaviors

Brenda Eskenazi: effects of environmental exposure on reproductive, perinatal, and child health

Dominican Republic
Paul Gertler, Stef Bertozzi, Nancy Padian: evaluation of impact of randomized job training and life skills training on risk behaviors

Ecuador
Lia Fernald: rural and urban poor, conditional cash transfer programs, child health


Karen Sokal-Gutierrez: child oral health, malnutrition, oral health interventions

El Salvador
Karen Sokal-Gutierrez: child oral health, malnutrition, oral health interventions

Guatemala
Kirk R. Smith, John Balmes, Nina Holland: Childhood respiratory health, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, biomarkers of genetic susceptibility and oxidative stress, pollution monitoring and time-activity assessment technologies, interaction of spatial factors with disease and exposure, temperature as a risk factor for disease, indoor air pollution (wood burning stoves)

Mexico
Stefano Bertozzi: evaluation research, conditional cash transfer programs, health economics/policy
John Colford: waterborne infectious disease, safe water
Brenda Eskenazi: childhood obesity, migration, pesticides (PBDE, DDT)
Lia Fernald: growth trajectories, obesity, micro-nutrient supplementation, child health and development, conditional cash transfer programs, mental health
Paul Gertler: mental health, child health and development, conditional cash transfer programs
Nina Holland: childhood obesity, migration, pesticides
Kara Nelson: safe water, sanitation
Julia Walsh: rotavirus vaccine, vaccine cost-effective analysis

Nicaragua
Aubree Gordon:dengue epidemiology
Eva Harris: dengue prevention and control epidemiology; acute febrile illness; influenza-like illness; prospective cohort, hospital-based and community-based studies

Peru
Lia Fernald: microcredits, child health
Ndola Prata: microcredits, child health
Karen Sokal-Gutierrez: child oral health, malnutrition, oral health interventions

2013 publications - Latin America Region

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