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Research and Professional Experience
My research interest and activities are centered in the areas of surveillance of infectious diseases and vaccines to prevent infection in children in developing countries. We have conducted surveillance for H. influenzae and S. pneumoniae in Guatemala. We are involved also in polio eradication research, and introduction of new vaccines into Latin America.
International Health, Guatemala, vaccines, international health, pneumococcus, polio, surveillance, infections
Honors and Awards
Bauernschmidt Fellowship Research Award Harriet Lane Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Bruce M. Garber Memorial Award, UCHSC
1. Asturias EJ, Soto-Gonzalez M, Menendez R, et al. Meningitis and Pneumonia in Guatemalan Children:The Importance of Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae. PanAmerican J Pub Health (in press). 2. Asturias EJ, Mayorga C, Halsey NA. Comparative Immunogenicity of the DTPw-HBV and Hib CombinationVaccine Among Healthy Native Indian, Healthy Ladino and Malnourished Infants in Guatemala (in preparation). 3. Willoughby, RE, Asturias EJ. Postinfectious and vaccine-related encephalitis. Cohen, Infectious Diseases Textbook. Mosby; 1999. 4. Sicherer S, Asturias EJ, Winkelstein JA, Dick JD, Willoughby RE. Francisella philomiragia sepsis in chronic granulomatous disease. Pediatr Infect Dis J 1997; 16: 420-422 5. Asturias EJ, Luna MA, Soto M, Maselli R. Comparison of the Humoral Immunity in Breast Feed vs. Formula Feed Infants in Guatemala City. USAC. Octorber 1985.