Researcher biography

Diana García completed a Master of Biological Sciences at The National University of Colombia in 2016.  Her Master’s thesis was awarded an academic recognition of excellence. She has research experience in vector-borne diseases, ecology, and atopic diseases.  She is currently doing a PhD and is focusing on environmental factors affecting the onset and persistence of inflammatory-based diseases in Australian children.

Journal articles:

García, D., Alcalá, L., Quintero, J., Cortés, S., Brochero, H. & Carrasquilla, G (2017). Effect of the type and number of washes in the efficacy of long-lasting insecticidal nets for Aedes aegypti control in Girardot, Colombia. Biomedica. 37:180-186.

Garay-Gutiérrez, L.M., Pinilla-Agudelo, G., García-Sánchez, D.C. & Quintero-Espinosa, J (2017). Evaluación de la influencia de Escherichia coli sobre los estados inmaduros de Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) en Girardot, Colombia, Colombia. Revista Colombiana de Entomología. 43: 45-50.

Garcia-Sánchez, D.C., Pinilla, G.A.& Quintero, J (2017). Ecological characterization of Aedes aegypti larval habitats (Diptera: Culicidae) in artificial water containers in Girardot, Colombia. Journal of Vector Ecology. 42: 289-297.

Quintero, J., García-Betancourt, T., Cortés, S., García, D.C., Alcalá, L., González-Uribe, C., Brochero, H. & Carrasquilla, G. (2015). Effectiveness and feasibility of long-lasting insecticide-treated curtains and water container covers for dengue vector control in Colombia: a cluster randomised trial. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 109: 116-125.

Fuentes-Vallejo, M., Higuera-Mendieta, DR., García-Betancourt, T., Alcalá-Espinosa, L., García-Sánchez D.C., Munévar-Cagigas, D., Brochero, H.L., González-Uribe, C. & Quintero, J. (2015). Territorial analysis of Aedes aegypti distribution in two Colombian cities: a chorematic and ecosystem approach. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. 31:1-14.

Featured projects Duration
Food Allergy, Atopy and Asthma Risk is Affected by the Environment of the Child
The University of Queensland