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Margaret N. Kosek, MD

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5545
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


Personal website :

SciVal Experts Research Profile


MD , Boston University , 1997


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 and Awards

Excellence in advising award, Center for Global Health, 2011

diarrheal disease, disease burden, child health, Shigella, dysentery, nutrition, child health, Neotropical Anopholines, malaria, tropical medicine

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Lee G, Peñataro Yori P, Paredes Olortegui M, Pan W, Caulfield LE, Gilman RH, Sanders J, Silva Delgado H, Kosek M.  Compartive effects of vivax malaria, fever and diarrhea on child growth.  Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;41(2):531-9.

  • Kosek M, Peñataro Yori P, Gilman R, Vela H, Paredes Olortegui M, Banda Chavez C, Calderon M, Perez Bao J, Hall ER, Maves R, Burga R, Meza Sanchez G.  Facilitated molecular typing of Shigella isolates using ERIC-PCR.  Am J Trop Med Hyg, in press.

  • 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

  • Chuquiyauri R, Paredes M, Penataro P, Torres S, Marin S, Tenorio A, Brouwer KC, Abeles S, Llanos-Cuentas A, Gilman RH, Kosek M, Vinetz JM.  Socio-demographics and the development of malaria elimination strategies in the low transmission season.  Acta Trop 20011;Epub.  PMCID:22100446