Theresa Gyorkos


Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health

Fax; 514-934-8293
theresa.gyorkos [at] (E-mail)


Research Interests

Parasite epidemiology and global health are the two primary research foci. Current global health research is based in Peru. It focuses on local health priorities such as infant malnutrition, parasite infection in school-aged children and households, anemia in pregnant women, malaria in rural communities, adverse outcomes of pregnancy, gender and parasites, and evidence-informed health policy. Research capacity-building activities include multidisciplinary and participatory workshops, a research award program for small grants and a one-week intensive short course on epidemiological and biostatistical methodology.


Recent Publications

Blouin B, Penny ME, Casapia M, Aguilar E, Silva H, Joseph SA, Creed-Kanashiro HM, Maheu-Giroux M, Gyorkos TW.
Effect of a two-component intervention to change hospital practice from early to delayed umbilical cord clamping in the Peruvian Amazon. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2011 May;29(5):322-8.

Gyorkos TW, Maheu-Giroux M, Casapía M, Joseph SA, Creed-Kanashiro H.
Stunting and helminth infection in early preschool-age children in a resource-poor community in the Amazon lowlands of Peru. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Apr;105(4):204-8. Epub 2011 Feb 23.

Gyorkos TW, Gilbert NL, Larocque R, Casapía M.
Trichuris and hookworm infections associated with anaemia during pregnancy. Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Apr;16(4):531-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2011.02727.x. Epub 2011 Feb 1.

Maheu-Giroux M, Casapía M, Gyorkos TW.
On the validity of self-reports and indirect reports to ascertain malaria prevalence in settings of hypoendemicity. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Mar;72(5):635-40. Epub 2010 Dec 16.

Dujardin JC, Herrera S, do Rosario V, Arevalo J, Boelaert M, Carrasco HJ, Correa-Oliveira R, Garcia L, Gotuzzo E, Gyorkos TW, Kalergis AM, Kouri G, Larraga V, Lutumba P, Macias Garcia MA, Manrique-Saide PC, Modabber F, Nieto A, Pluschke G, Robello C, Rojas de Arias A, Rumbo M, Santos Preciado JI, Sundar S, Torres J, Torrico F, Van der Stuyft P, Victoir K, Olesen OF.
Research priorities for neglected infectious diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean region. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Oct 26;4(10):e780. Review. No abstract available.

Ryan JA, Casapía M, Aguilar E, Silva H, Rahme E, Gagnon AJ, Manges AR, Joseph SA, Gyorkos TW.
A comparison of low birth weight among newborns of early adolescents, late adolescents, and adult mothers in the Peruvian Amazon. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Jul;15(5):587-96.

Maheu-Giroux M, Casapía M, Soto-Calle VE, Ford LB, Buckeridge DL, Coomes OT, Gyorkos TW.
Risk of malaria transmission from fish ponds in the Peruvian Amazon. Acta Trop. 2010 Jul-Aug;115(1-2):112-8. Epub 2010 Feb 25.

Publications - Theresa Gyorkos