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Grant Number: 5U01TW010107-05 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Gonzales, Gustavo
Organization: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Project Title: 1/2-regional Geohealth Hub Centered in Peru-Peru
Fiscal Year: 2019


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Our goal with this application and the linked research application "1/2- Regional Geohealth Hub centered in Peru-Peru," led by Dr. Gustavo Gonzales at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), is to create a research and training center for environmental health based in Lima, Peru, with links to neighboring countries Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. We bring together an exceptionally strong team of environmental health researchers from UPCH, Emory University, University of Georgia (UGA), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Asociacion Benefica PRISMA (Proyectos de Informatics, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura)(a Peruvian NGO focused on health research) and Universidad de Chile (U. Chile) with extensive training and research experience in Peru. We will build on our GeoHealth Hub planning grant, our previous 15 years of Fogarty-sponsored work in Peru and Chile through the International Training and Research in Environmental and Occupational Health program, and our more than 20 years of strong collaborative research among JHU, UPCH and A.B PRISMA. UPCH and A.B. PRISMA will take primary responsibility for the research projects, with support from Emory, UGA, and JHU. U. Chile will provide important training skills within the South American region, building on their previous success in both research and training. Additional training will be led by Emory, JHU, and UGA, and coordinated by UPCH. We will also work together with key Peruvian governmental institutions, including the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Health. We will coordinate work during annual hub meetings, and via email and Skype contact. . Our training programs will include 1) short courses in Peru and Chile, and 2) one-on-one training in Peru by US and Chilean investigators, 3) involvement of Peruvians, Ecuadorians, and Bolivian students in our research projects Peru, and 4) graduate programs in environmental health in the US and US investigators in Peru, training by Chilean investigators in both Chile and in Peru, and graduate training opportunities of Peruvians in the US. Over the project period we anticipate providing short-term training for a minimum of 125 students, medium-term training in research for 25 students, one-on-one training annually by US and Chilean investigators going to Peru, and long-term doctoral training for 3 students. We will also help create a degree-granting program at UPCH, and provide critical one-on-one training for Peruvian researchers. We will evaluate our program by determining whether these goals have been fulfilled during the grant period.


Total Urinary Arsenic and Inorganic Arsenic Concentrations and Birth Outcomes in Pregnant Women of Tacna, Peru: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Authors: Fano-Sizgorich D. , Vásquez-Velásquez C. , Yucra S. , Vásquez V. , Tokeshi P. , Aguilar J. , Ramírez-Atencio C. , Barr D.B. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Exposure and health, 2021 Mar; 13(1), p. 133-140.
EPub date: 2020-09-01.
PMID: 33575507
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Meteorological factors and childhood diarrhea in Peru, 2005-2015: a time series analysis of historic associations, with implications for climate change.
Authors: Delahoy M.J. , Cárcamo C. , Huerta A. , Lavado W. , Escajadillo Y. , Ordoñez L. , Vasquez V. , Lopman B. , Clasen T. , Gonzales G.F. , et al. .
Source: Environmental health : a global access science source, 2021-02-26; 20(1), p. 22.
EPub date: 2021-02-26.
PMID: 33637108
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Nitrogen dioxide exposures from LPG stoves in a cleaner-cooking intervention trial.
Authors: Kephart J.L. , Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , Williams K.N. , Malpartida G. , Lee A. , Steenland K. , Naeher L.P. , Gonzales G.F. , Chiang M. , Checkley W. , et al. .
Source: Environment international, 2021 01; 146, p. 106196.
EPub date: 2020-11-04.
PMID: 33160161
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Size distribution and lung-deposited doses of particulate matter from household exposure to biomass smoke.
Authors: Nicolaou L. , Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , Koehler K. , Checkley W. .
Source: Indoor air, 2021 Jan; 31(1), p. 51-62.
EPub date: 2020-07-29.
PMID: 32619271
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Arsenic Concentrations in Household Drinking Water: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Pregnant Women in Tacna, Peru, 2019.
Authors: Fano D. , Vásquez-Velásquez C. , Aguilar J. , Gribble M.O. , Wickliffe J.K. , Lichtveld M.Y. , Steenland K. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Exposure and health, 2020 Dec; 12(4), p. 555-560.
EPub date: 2019-12-07.
PMID: 33210017
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Exploring the impact of a liquefied petroleum gas intervention on time use in rural Peru: A mixed methods study on perceptions, use, and implications of time savings.
Authors: Williams K.N. , Kephart J.L. , Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , Simkovich S.M. , Koehler K. , Harvey S.A. , Checkley W. , CHAP trial Investigators .
Source: Environment international, 2020 12; 145, p. 105932.
EPub date: 2020-10-05.
PMID: 33032164
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Household air pollution exposure and associations with household characteristics among biomass cookstove users in Puno, Peru.
Authors: Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , Kephart J.L. , Williams K.N. , Moulton L.H. , Steenland K. , Checkley W. , Koehler K. , Cardiopulmonary outcomes and Household Air Pollution trial (CHAP) Trial Investigators .
Source: Environmental research, 2020 12; 191, p. 110028.
EPub date: 2020-08-23.
PMID: 32846169
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Use of liquefied petroleum gas in Puno, Peru: Fuel needs under conditions of free fuel and near-exclusive use.
Authors: Williams K.N. , Kephart J.L. , Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , O'Brien C.J. , Moulton L.H. , Koehler K. , Harvey S.A. , Checkley W. , CHAP trial Investigators .
Source: Energy for sustainable development : the journal of the International Energy Initiative, 2020 Oct; 58, p. 150-157.
EPub date: 2020-09-07.
PMID: 33442225
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High altitude reduces infection rate of COVID-19 but not case-fatality rate.
Authors: Segovia-Juarez J. , Castagnetto J.M. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Respiratory physiology & neurobiology, 2020 10; 281, p. 103494.
EPub date: 2020-07-15.
PMID: 32679369
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Beyond cost: Exploring fuel choices and the socio-cultural dynamics of liquefied petroleum gas stove adoption in Peru.
Authors: Williams K.N. , Kephart J.L. , Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , Condori L. , Koehler K. , Moulton L.H. , Checkley W. , Harvey S.A. , CHAP trial Investigators .
Source: Energy research & social science, 2020 Aug; 66, .
EPub date: 2020-05-25.
PMID: 32742936
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Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination Varies by Level of Access to Piped Water and Sewerage: An Analysis of Childhood Clinic Visits for Diarrhea in Peru, 2005-2015.
Authors: Delahoy M.J. , Cárcamo C. , Ordoñez L. , Vasquez V. , Lopman B. , Clasen T. , Gonzales G.F. , Steenland K. , Levy K. .
Source: The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2020 08; 39(8), p. 756-762.
PMID: 32332220
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Association between maternal exposure to particulate matter (PM2.5) and adverse pregnancy outcomes in Lima, Peru.
Authors: Tapia V.L. , Vasquez B.V. , Vu B. , Liu Y. , Steenland K. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 2020 07; 30(4), p. 689-697.
EPub date: 2020-04-30.
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Nitrogen dioxide exposures from biomass cookstoves in the Peruvian Andes.
Authors: Kephart J.L. , Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , Williams K.N. , Malpartida G. , Steenland K. , Naeher L.P. , Gonzales G.F. , Chiang M. , Checkley W. , Koehler K. , et al. .
Source: Indoor air, 2020 07; 30(4), p. 735-744.
EPub date: 2020-03-06.
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Time-series analysis of ambient PM2.5 and cardiorespiratory emergency room visits in Lima, Peru during 2010-2016.
Authors: Tapia V. , Steenland K. , Sarnat S.E. , Vu B. , Liu Y. , Sánchez-Ccoyllo O. , Vasquez V. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 2020 07; 30(4), p. 680-688.
EPub date: 2019-11-19.
PMID: 31745179
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PM2.5 exposure on daily cardio-respiratory mortality in Lima, Peru, from 2010 to 2016.
Authors: Tapia V. , Steenland K. , Vu B. , Liu Y. , Vásquez V. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Environmental health : a global access science source, 2020-06-05; 19(1), p. 63.
EPub date: 2020-06-05.
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Association of PM2.5 concentration with health center outpatient visits for respiratory diseases of children under 5 years old in Lima, Peru.
Authors: Davila Cordova J.E. , Tapia Aguirre V. , Vasquez Apestegui V. , Ordoñez Ibarguen L. , Vu B.N. , Steenland K. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Environmental health : a global access science source, 2020-01-15; 19(1), p. 7.
EPub date: 2020-01-15.
PMID: 31941512
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Suitability of Haemoglobin Adjustment to Define Anaemia at High Altitudes.
Authors: Gonzales G.F. , Begazo J. , Alarcón-Yaquetto D.E. .
Source: Acta haematologica, 2020; 143(5), p. 511-512.
EPub date: 2019-09-19.
PMID: 31536977
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Reproductive outcomes in pregnant women and its association with arsenic contamination in drinking water, in a region characterized by high birth weight rates in Peru.
Authors: Fano D. , Vásquez-Velásquez C. , Ramirez-Atencio C. , Yucra S. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians, 2019-12-16; , p. 1-3.
EPub date: 2019-12-16.
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What have we learnt from studies on the association between urbanisation and asthma prevalence?
Authors: Checkley W. .
Source: Thorax, 2019 11; 74(11), p. 1011-1012.
EPub date: 2019-09-18.
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Developing an Advanced PM2.5 Exposure Model in Lima, Peru.
Authors: Vu B.N. , Sánchez O. , Bi J. , Xiao Q. , Hansel N.N. , Checkley W. , Gonzales G.F. , Steenland K. , Liu Y. .
Source: Remote sensing, 2019-03-02; 11(6), .
EPub date: 2019-03-16.
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Increased Outdoor PM2.5 Concentration Is Associated with Moderate/Severe Anemia in Children Aged 6-59 Months in Lima, Peru.
Authors: Morales-Ancajima V.C. , Tapia V. , Vu B.N. , Liu Y. , Alarcón-Yaquetto D.E. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Journal of environmental and public health, 2019; 2019, p. 6127845.
EPub date: 2019-07-24.
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Hemoglobin Concentration in Children at Different Altitudes in Peru: Proposal for [Hb] Correction for Altitude to Diagnose Anemia and Polycythemia.
Authors: Ocas-Córdova S. , Tapia V. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: High altitude medicine & biology, 2018 Dec; 19(4), p. 398-403.
EPub date: 2018-09-22.
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[Traffic regulation and environmental pollution by particulate material (2.5 and 10), sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide in Metropolitan Lima, Peru].
Authors: Tapia V. , Carbajal L. , Vásquez V. , Espinoza R. , Vásquez-Velásquez C. , Steenland K. , Gonzales G.F. .
Source: Revista peruana de medicina experimental y salud publica, 2018 Apr-Jun; 35(2), p. 190-197.
PMID: 30183915
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Nitrogen balance after a single oral consumption of sacha inchi (Plukenetia volúbilis L.) protein compared to soy protein: a randomized study in humans.
Authors: Gonzales G.F. , Tello J. , Zevallos-Concha A. , Baquerizo L. , Caballero L. .
Source: Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 2018 Feb; 28(2), p. 140-147.
EPub date: 2017-09-18.
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Modeling Study of the Particulate Matter in Lima with the WRF-Chem Model: Case Study of April 2016.
Authors: Sánchez-Ccoyllo O.R. , Ordoñez-Aquino C.G. , Muñoz Á.G. , Llacza A. , Andrade M.F. , Liu Y. , Reátegui-Romero W. , Brasseur G. .
Source: International journal of applied engineering research : IJAER, 2018; 13(11), p. 10129-10141.
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Correcting the cut-off point of hemoglobin at high altitude favors misclassification of anemia, erythrocytosis and excessive erythrocytosis.
Authors: Gonzales G.F. , Rubín de Celis V. , Begazo J. , Del Rosario Hinojosa M. , Yucra S. , Zevallos-Concha A. , Tapia V. .
Source: American journal of hematology, 2018 Jan; 93(1), p. E12-E16.
EPub date: 2017-10-31.
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Effects of a liquefied petroleum gas stove intervention on pollutant exposure and adult cardiopulmonary outcomes (CHAP): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Fandiño-Del-Rio M. , Goodman D. , Kephart J.L. , Miele C.H. , Williams K.N. , Moazzami M. , Fung E.C. , Koehler K. , Davila-Roman V.G. , Lee K.A. , et al. .
Source: Trials, 2017-11-03; 18(1), p. 518.
EPub date: 2017-11-03.
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Source: Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 2016 06; 13(6), p. 779-83.
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