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Associate Professor
- Adjunct
Margaret Kosek

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

345 Crispell Drive, MR-6 Room 2207

Research Interests

diarrheal disease, enteric infection, environmental enteropathy, disease burden, child health, Shigella, Campylobacter, dysentery, nutrition, Neotropical Anopholines, malaria, tropical medicine

Experiences & Accomplishments
Boston University
Carleton College

My research objectives are divided into three areas. The epidemiology and impact of enteric infections on child health; the improvement of disease burden estimates in child health and malaria epidemiology in the Peruvian Amazon.

Honors & Awards

Excellence in advising award, Center for Global Health, 2011

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  • Lee G, Peñataro Yori P, Paredes Olortegui M, Caulfield LE, Sack D,Fischer Walker C, Kosek, M.  A diarrhea severity index for use in community based studies.  BMJ Open 2014;4(6):e004816.

  • Parker BS, Paredes Olortegui M, Penataro Yori P, Escobedo K, Florin D, Rengifo Pinedo S, Sifuentes Lopez V., Cardenas Greffa R, Capcha Vega L, Rodriguez Ferrucci, Banda Chavez C, Vinetz JM, Kosek M.  Indices of malaria transmission in high transmission areas frequented by occupation driven traveler in the Peruvian Amazon.  Malaria J 2013;12:178.  PMID:23724869.

  • Kosek M, Haque R, Lima A, Babji S, Shrestha S, Qureshi S, Amidou S, Mduma E, Lee G, Yori PP, Guerrant RL, Bhutta Z, Mason C, Kang G, Kabir M, Amour C, Bessong P, Turab A, Seidman J, Olortegui MP, Lang D, Gratz J, Miller M, Gottlieb M; for the MAL-ED network.  Fecal Markers of Intestinal Inflammation and Permeability Associated with the Subsequent Acquisition of Linear Growth Deficits in Infants.  Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID:23185075.

  • Kosek M, Penataro Yori P, Gilman R, Calderon M, Jeri C, Pinedo V, Matthias M, Llanos-Cuentas A, Vinetz J.  High degree of Plasmodium vivax diversity in the Peruvian Amazon demonstrated by tandem repeat polymorphism analysis.  Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Apr;86(4):580-6

  • Kosek M, Lavarello R, Gilman RH, Delgado J, Maguina C, Verastegui M, Lescano AG, Mallqui V, Kosek JC, Recavarren S, Cabrera L. Natural history of infection with Bartonella bacilliformis in a nonendemic population. J Infect Dis 2000; 182(3):865-872.  PMID: 10950782.

Serological assessment of burden of diarrheal disease in children under 5 years old
Road Construction, Colonization, and Epidemic Malaria in Peru’s Northern Amazon
Epidemiology of Shigellosis in teh Peruvian Amazon
Development and Testing of Human Brucellosis Diagnostics in an Endemic Country
Human Reservoirs of Plasmodium Vivax Transmission in the Peruvian Amazon
Improved Biomarkers for the Assesment of Environmental Enteropathy
L. reuteri for Pediatric Diarrhea in Peru: Growth, Enteropathy, and Microbiota
Improved Biomarkers for the Assessment of Environmental Enteropathy
Probiotics in Pediatrics Diarrhea in Peru
Salivary diagnostics for pathogens of clinical significance in childhood environmental enteropathy
Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development