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Maria Jose Carrasco Tenezaca

Country of origin: Ecuador Currently in: United Kingdom, Durham General field of specialization: Other
Academic Background


2018 Master Other
2015 Undergraduate Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


I am an architect, international development practitioner and researcher with a focus on the interaction of health, space and gender. I develop and implement community based projects for living standard and economic improvement.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Majo Carrasco-Tenezaca, Ebrima Jatta, Musa Jawara, John Bradley, Margaret Pinder, Umberto D’Alessandro, Jakob Knudsen and Steve W. Lindsay (2021). Effect of roof colour on indoor temperature and human comfort levels, with implications for malaria control: a pilot study using experimental houses in rural Gambia. Malar J. 20:423

Majo Carrasco-Tenezaca, Musa Jawara, Mahamed Y. Abdi, John Bradley, Otis Sloan Brittain, Sainey Ceesay, Umberto D’Alessandro, David Jeffries, Margaret Pinder, Hannah Wood, Jakob B. Knudsen and Steve W. Lindsay (2021). The relationship between house height and mosquito house entry: an experimental study in rural Gambia. J. R. Soc. Interface 18:20210256

Ebrima Jatta, Majo Carrasco-Tenezaca, Musa Jawara, John Bradley, Sainey Ceesay, Umberto D’Alessandro, David Jeffries, Balla Kandeh, Daniel Sang-Hoon Lee, Margaret Pinder, Anne L. Wilson, Jakob Knudsen and Steve Lindsay (2021). Impact of increased ventilation on indoor temperature and malaria mosquito density: an experimental study in The Gambia. J. R. Soc. Interface 18:20201030

Steven W. Lindsay, Michael Davies, Graham Alabaser, Hector Altamirano, Ebrima Jatta, Musa Jawara, Majo Carrasco-Tenezaca, Lorenz von Seidlein, Fiona C. Shenton, Lucy S. Tusting, Anne L. Wilson and Jakob Knudsen (2021). Recomendations for building out mosquito-transmitted diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: the DELIVER mnemonic. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 376:20190814

Fiona C. Shenton, Adamu Addissie, Graham Alabaster, Dorothy Baziwe, Majo Carrasco-Tenezaca, Dingani Chinula, Ebrima Jatta, Musa Jawara, Robert Jones, Jakob Knudsen, Amy Robyn Krystosik, Robert McCann, Ng’Ang’a Murima, Francis Mutuku, Sarah Ruel-Bergeron, Jeroen Spitzen, Lucy S. Tusting, Anne L. Wilson, Hannah Wood, Julien Zahouli Bi Zahouli, Michael Davies and Steve W. Lindsay (2019). Research agenda for preventing mosquito-transmitted diseases through improving the built environment in sub-Saharan Africa. Cities & Health

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am in my final year of my PhD at Durham University focused on Malaria vector ecology and housing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Oct 2021
Early Career Grants Programme
Royal Society Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Risk Assessment to Chagas disease Infection in temporal infrastructure in agricultural plots in three rural communities in southern Ecuador.
Nov 2018
Doctoral Studentship
Global Challenges Research Fund & Centre for Doctoral Training at Durham University. Malaria vector ecology and housing in sub-Saharan Africa, Doctoral Studenship
Dec 2017
Capstone Research Grant
Infectitous and Tropical Disease Insititute at Ohio Univesity. Participatory evaluation of a community centre built during summer 2013 in southern Ecuador, qualitative research.

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