Elli Leontsini

Associate Scientist

1985 …2019
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Research Output 1985 2019

2019

Building Blocks of Global Health Mentorship: Motivation, Expectations, and Institutional Support

Charron, K., Kalbarczyk, K., Martin, N. A., Combs, E. A., Ward, M. & Leontsini, E., Mar 18 2019, In : Annals of global health. 85, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mentors
Students
Global Health
Financial Support
Focus Groups

Clustering of Necropsy-Confirmed Porcine Cysticercosis Surrounding Taenia solium Tapeworm Carriers in Peru

Lescano, A. G., Pray, I. W., Gonzalez, A., Gilman, R. H., Tsang, V. C. W., Gamboa, R., Guezala, M. C., Aybar, V., Rodriguez, S., Moulton, L. H., Leontsini, E., Gonzalvez, G., O'Neal, S. E., Garcia, H. H. & For The Cysticercosis Working Group In Peru, T. C. W. G. I. P., Feb 1 2019, In : The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 100, 2, p. 314-322 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Taenia solium
Cysticercosis
Peru
Cestoda
Cluster Analysis

Effectiveness of a large-scale handwashing promotion intervention on handwashing behaviour in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wichaidit, W., Biswas, S., Begum, F., Yeasmin, F., Nizame, F. A., Najnin, N., Leontsini, E., Winch, P. J., Unicomb, L., Luby, S. P. & Ram, P. K., Jan 1 2019, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Bangladesh
Soaps
Vaccines
Water

Erratum: Correction to: Formative research for the design of a scalable water, sanitation, and hygiene mobile health program: CHoBI7 mobile health program (BMC public health (2019) 19 1 (1028))

George, C. M., Zohura, F., Teman, A., Thomas, E., Hasan, T., Rana, S., Parvin, T., Sack, D. A., Bhuyian, S. I., Labrique, A. B., Masud, J., Winch, P. J., Leontsini, E., Zeller, K., Begum, F., Khan, A. H., Tahmina, S., Munum, F., Monira, S. & Alam, M., Aug 19 2019, In : BMC public health. 19, 1, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
Sanitation
Telemedicine
Hygiene
Research Design
Public Health

Formative research for the design of a scalable mobile health program water, sanitation, and hygiene: CHoBI7 mobile health program

George, C. M., Zohura, F., Teman, A., Thomas, E., Hasan, T., Rana, S., Parvin, T., Sack, D. A., Bhuyian, S. I., Labrique, A. B., Masud, J., Winch, P. J., Leontsini, E., Zeller, K., Begum, F., Khan, A. H., Tahmina, S., Munum, F., Monira, S. & Alam, M., Jul 31 2019, In : BMC public health. 19, 1, 1028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Sanitation
Telemedicine
Cholera
Hygiene
Research Design
2018

Achieving optimal technology and behavioral uptake of single and combined interventions of water, sanitation hygiene and nutrition, in an efficacy trial (WASH benefits) in rural Bangladesh

Parvez, S. M., Azad, R., Rahman, M., Unicomb, L., Ram, P. K., Naser, A. M., Stewart, C. P., Jannat, K., Rahman, M. J., Leontsini, E., Winch, P. J. & Luby, S. P., Jul 6 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 358.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sanitation
Bangladesh
Hygiene
Technology
Water

Complementary feeding practices among rural Bangladeshi mothers: Results from WASH Benefits study

Jannat, K., Stephen, L. P., Unicomb, L., Rahman, M., Winch, P. J., Sarker, P. M., Das, K. K., Leontsini, E., Ram, P. K. & Stewart, C. P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Maternal and Child Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Hand Disinfection
Sanitation
Mothers
Water

Effects of water quality, sanitation, handwashing, and nutritional interventions on diarrhoea and child growth in rural Bangladesh: A cluster randomised controlled trial

Luby, S. P., Rahman, M., Arnold, B. F., Unicomb, L., Ashraf, S., Winch, P. J., Stewart, C. P., Begum, F., Hussain, F., Benjamin-Chung, J., Leontsini, E., Naser, A. M., Parvez, S. M., Hubbard, A. E., Lin, A., Nizame, F. A., Jannat, K., Ercumen, A., Ram, P. K., Das, K. K. & 7 others, Abedin, J., Clasen, T. F., Dewey, K. G., Fernald, L. C., Null, C., Ahmed, T. & Colford, J. M., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : The Lancet Global Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Sanitation
Bangladesh
Water Quality
Diarrhea

WASH Benefits Bangladesh trial: Management structure for achieving high coverage in an efficacy trial

Unicomb, L., Begum, F., Leontsini, E., Rahman, M., Ashraf, S., Naser, A. M., Nizame, F. A., Jannat, K., Hussain, F., Parvez, S. M., Arman, S., Mobashara, M., Luby, S. P. & Winch, P. J., Jul 6 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 359.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sanitation
Bangladesh
Hygiene
Water
Technology

WASH Benefits Bangladesh trial: System for monitoring coverage and quality in an efficacy trial

Rahman, M., Ashraf, S., Unicomb, L., Mainuddin, A. K. M., Parvez, S. M., Begum, F., Das, K. K., Naser, A. M., Hussain, F., Clasen, T., Luby, S. P., Leontsini, E. & Winch, P. J., Jul 6 2018, In : Trials. 19, 1, 360.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bangladesh
Hand Disinfection
Toilet Facilities
Sanitation
Water
2017

Advantages and limitations for users of double pit pour-flush latrines: A qualitative study in rural Bangladesh

Hussain, F., Clasen, T., Akter, S., Bawel, V., Luby, S. P., Leontsini, E., Unicomb, L., Barua, M. K., Thomas, B. & Winch, P. J., May 25 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, 515.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Toilet Facilities
Bangladesh
Sanitation
Groundwater
Soil

Assessment of the acceptability and feasibility of child potties for safe child feces disposal in Rural Bangladesh

Hussain, F., Luby, S. P., Unicomb, L., Leontsini, E., Naushin, T., Buckland, A. & Winch, P. J., 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 97, 2, p. 469-476 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bangladesh
Feces
Caregivers
Defecation
Sanitation

Impact of adding hand-washing and water disinfection promotion to oral cholera vaccination on diarrhoea-associated hospitalization in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Evidence from a cluster randomized control trial

Najnin, N., Leder, K., Qadri, F., Forbes, A., Unicomb, L., Winch, P. J., Ram, P. K., Leontsini, E., Nizame, F. A., Arman, S., Begum, F., Biswas, S. K., Clemens, J. D., Ali, M., Cravioto, A. & Luby, S. P., Dec 1 2017, In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 46, 6, p. 2056-2066 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Bangladesh
Cholera
Disinfection
Diarrhea

Nonrandomized trial of feasibility and acceptability of strategies for promotion of soapy water as a handwashing agent in rural Bangladesh

Ashraf, S., Nizame, F. A., Islam, M., Dutta, N. C., Yeasmin, D., Akhter, S., Abedin, J., Winch, P. J., Ram, P. K., Unicomb, L., Leontsini, E. & Luby, S. P., 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 96, 2, p. 421-429 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Bangladesh
Water
Detergents
Focus Groups

Psychosocial Factors Mediating the Effect of the CHoBI7 Intervention on Handwashing With Soap: A Randomized Controlled Trial

George, C. M., Biswas, S., Jung, D., Perin, J. L., Parvin, T., Monira, S., Saif-Ur-Rahman, K. M., Rashid, M. U., Bhuyian, S. I., Thomas, E. D., Dreibelbis, R., Begum, F., Zohura, F., Zhang, X., Sack, D. A., Alam, M., Sack, R. B., Leontsini, E. & Winch, P. J., Aug 1 2017, In : Health Education and Behavior. 44, 4, p. 613-625 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Soaps
Cholera
Randomized Controlled Trials
Psychology
2016

Elimination of Taenia solium transmission in northern Peru

Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru, Jun 16 2016, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 374, 24, p. 2335-2344 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Taenia solium
Peru
Swine
Taeniasis
Cysts

Hygiene practices during food preparation in Rural Bangladesh: Opportunities to improve the impact of handwashing interventions

Nizame, F. A., Leontsini, E., Luby, S. P., Nuruzzaman, M., Parveen, S., Winch, P. J., Ram, P. K. & Unicomb, L., Aug 1 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 95, 2, p. 288-297 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Bangladesh
Hygiene
Food
Soaps

Observed handwashing with soap practices among cholera patients and accompanying household members in a hospital setting (CHoBI7 trial)

Zohura, F., Bhuyian, S. I., Monira, S., Begum, F., Biswas, S. K., Parvin, T., Sack, D. A., Sack, R. B., Leontsini, E., Saif-Ur-Rahman, K. M., Rashid, M. U., Sharmin, R., Zhang, X., Alam, M. & George, C. M., Dec 1 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 95, 6, p. 1314-1318 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Soaps
Cholera
Toilet Facilities
Observation

Randomized controlled trial of hospital-based hygiene and water treatment intervention (CHoBI7) to reduce cholera

George, C. M., Monira, S., Sack, D. A., Rashid, M. U., Saif-Ur-Rahman, K. M., Mahmud, T., Rahman, Z., Mustafiz, M., Bhuyian, S. I., Winch, P. J., Leontsini, E., Perin, J. L., Begum, F., Zohura, F., Biswas, S., Parvin, T., Zhang, X., Jung, D., Sack, R. B. & Alam, M., Feb 1 2016, In : Emerging Infectious Diseases. 22, 2, p. 233-241 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water Purification
Cholera
Hygiene
Randomized Controlled Trials
Vibrio cholerae

Sustained uptake of a hospital-based handwashing with soap and water treatment intervention (cholera-hospital-based intervention for 7 days [CHoBI7]): A randomized controlled trial

George, C. M., Jung, D. S., Saif-Ur-Rahman, K. M., Monira, S., Sack, D. A., Rashid, M. U., Toslim Mahmud, M., Mustafiz, M., Rahman, Z., Bhuyian, S. I., Winch, P. J., Leontsini, E., Perin, J. L., Begum, F., Zohura, F., Biswas, S., Parvin, T., Bradley Sack, R. & Alam, M., Feb 1 2016, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 94, 2, p. 428-436 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Soaps
Water Purification
Cholera
Randomized Controlled Trials
2015

Determinants of caregivers' use and adoption of household water chlorination: A qualitative study with peri-urban communities in the Peruvian Amazon

Rothstein, J. D., Leontsini, E., Olortegui, M. P., Penataro Yori, P., Surkan, P. & Kosek, M., Sep 1 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 93, 3, p. 626-635 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Halogenation
Caregivers
Water
Peru
Sanitation

Evaluation and Support Mechanisms of an Emerging University-wide Global Health Training Program

Kalbarczyk, K., Leontsini, E., Combs, E., Yang, F., Ahmadi, A. & Charron, K., Sep 1 2015, In : Annals of Global Health. 81, 5, p. 602-610 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mentors
Students
Education
Communication
Learning
2014

Increasing handwashing with soap: Emotional drivers or social norms?

Leontsini, E. & Winch, P. J., 2014, In : The Lancet Global Health. 2, 3, p. 118-119 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Soaps
Risk Reduction Behavior
Health Promotion
Social Norms

Pneumonia among children under five in Uganda: Symptom recognition and actions taken by caretakers

Tuhebwe, D., Tumushabe, E., Leontsini, E. & Wanyenze, R. K., 2014, In : African Health Sciences. 14, 4, p. 993-1000 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uganda
Pneumonia
Thoracic Wall
Vomiting
Cause of Death

Provision of private, piped water and sewerage connections and directly observed handwashing of mothers in a peri-urban community of Lima, Peru

Oswald, W. E., Hunter, G. C., Kramer, M. R., Leontsini, E., Cabrera, L., Lescano, A. G. & Gilman, R. H., 2014, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 19, 4, p. 388-397 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Peru
Water
Soaps
Defecation
2013

Cluster-randomised controlled trials of individual and combined water, sanitation, hygiene and nutritional interventions in rural bangladesh and Kenya: The WASH benefits study design and rationale

Arnold, B. F., Null, C., Luby, S. P., Unicomb, L., Stewart, C. P., Dewey, K. G., Ahmed, T., Ashraf, S., Christensen, G., Clasen, T., Dentz, H. N., Fernald, L. C. H., Haque, R., Hubbard, A. E., Kariger, P., Leontsini, E., Lin, A., Njenga, S. M., Pickering, A. J., Ram, P. K. & 3 others, Tofail, F., Winch, P. J. & Colford, J. M., 2013, In : BMJ Open. 3, 8, e003476.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Sanitation
Bangladesh
Kenya
Hygiene

Contextual barriers and motivators to adult male medical circumcision in Rakai, Uganda

Ssekubugu, R., Leontsini, E., Wawer, M. J., Serwadda, D., Kigozi, G., Kennedy, C. E., Nalugoda, F., Sekamwa, R., Wagman, J. & Gray, R. H., Jun 2013, In : Qualitative Health Research. 23, 6, p. 795-804 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Male Circumcision
Uganda
HIV
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Hygiene

Designing a handwashing station for infrastructure-restricted communities in Bangladesh using the integrated behavioural model for water, sanitation and hygiene interventions (IBM-WASH)

Hulland, K. R. S., Leontsini, E., Dreibelbis, R., Unicomb, L., Afroz, A., Dutta, N. C., Nizame, F. A., Luby, S. P., Ram, P. K. & Winch, P. J., 2013, In : BMC Public Health. 13, 1, 877.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Sanitation
Bangladesh
Hygiene
Water

Hypertension awareness, treatment and control in Africa: A systematic review

Kayima, J., Wanyenze, R. K., Katamba, A., Leontsini, E. & Nuwaha, F., Aug 2 2013, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 13, 54.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypertension
Therapeutics
Bibliography
Rural Population
PubMed
Sanitation
Hygiene
Water
Technology
Theoretical Models

Trials of improved practices (TIPs): A strategy for making long-lasting nets last longer?

Harvey, S. A., Olórtegui, M. P., Leontsini, E., Asayag, C. R., Scott, K. & Winch, P. J., Jun 2013, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 88, 6, p. 1109-1115 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Africa South of the Sahara
Malaria
Ownership
Research
2012

Un programa escolar para el control del dengue en Honduras: Del conocimiento a la práctica

Translated title of the contribution: A school program for dengue control in honduras: From knowledge to actionMontes, G. A. Á., Araujo, R., Leontsini, E., Herrera, G. O. & Cerna, Y. E. F., Jun 2012, In : Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health. 31, 6, p. 518-522 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Honduras
Dengue
Aedes
Waste Management
Solid Waste
2011

The impact on nurses and nurse managers of introducing PEPFAR clinical services in urban government clinics in Uganda

Nankumbi, J., Groves, S., Leontsini, E., Kyegombe, N., Coutinho, A. & Manabe, Y. C., 2011, In : BMC International Health and Human Rights. 11, SUPPL. 1, S8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurse Administrators
Uganda
Nurses
HIV
Health Services
2009
health behavior
social scientist
evidence
coding
trend
2008

Direct observation of hygiene in a Peruvian shantytown: Not enough handwashing and too little water

Oswald, W. E., Hunter, G. C., Lescano, A. G., Cabrera, L., Leontsini, E., Pan, W. K., Soldan, V. P. & Gilman, R. H., Nov 2008, In : Tropical Medicine and International Health. 13, 11, p. 1421-1428 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hand Disinfection
Hygiene
Observation
Hand
Mothers

High rates of sex with men among high-risk, heterosexually-identified men in low-income, coastal Peru

Konda, K. A., Lescano, A. G., Leontsini, E., Fernandez, P., Klausner, J. D., Coates, T. J. & Cáceres, C. F., May 2008, In : AIDS and Behavior. 12, 3, p. 483-491 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peru
Unsafe Sex
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Population
Insecticides
Insect Bites and Stings
Privacy
Health
Coloring Agents
2004

NEgociación de PRÁcticas mejoradas - NEPRAM (Negotiation of Improved Practices): The development of a national behaviour change strategy for community-based prevention of dengue fever in the Dominican Republic

Leontsini, E., Rosenbaum, J., Béz, C., Solís, A., Valera, C. & Gonzálvez, G., Dec 2004, In : Dengue Bulletin. 28, SUPPL., p. 22-25 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dominican Republic
Dengue
Negotiating
House Calls
Consultants
2003

Domestic poultry-raising practices in a Peruvian shantytown: Implications for control of Campylobacter jejuni-associated diarrhea

Harvey, S. A., Winch, P. J., Leontsini, E., Torres Gayoso, C., López Romero, S., Gilman, R. H. & Oberhelman, R. A., Apr 1 2003, In : Acta Tropica. 86, 1, p. 41-54 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Campylobacter jejuni
Poultry
Birds
Diarrhea
diarrhea

Longitudinal evaluation of an educational intervention for preventing tick bites in an area with endemic lyme disease in Baltimore County, Maryland

Malouin, R., Winch, P. J., Leontsini, E., Glass, G., Simon, D., Hayes, E. B. & Schwartz, B. S., Jun 1 2003, In : American Journal of Epidemiology. 157, 11, p. 1039-1051 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tick Bites
Endemic Diseases
Baltimore
Lyme Disease
Ticks
2002

Community-based dengue prevention programs in Puerto Rico: Impact on knowledge, behavior, and residential mosquito infestation

Winch, P. J., Leontsini, E., Rigau-Pérez, J. G., Ruiz-Pérez, M., Clark, G. G. & Gubler, D. J., Oct 1 2002, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 67, 4, p. 363-370 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Puerto Rico
Dengue
Culicidae
Larva
Posters
1998
Aedes
Larva
Water
Pupa
Honduras

La untadita: A procedure for maintaining washbasins and drums free of Aedes aegypti based on modification of existing practices

Sherman, C., Fernandez, E. A., Chan, A. S., Lozano, R. C., Leontsini, E. & Winch, P. J., 1998, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 58, 2, p. 257-262 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aedes
Detergents
Chlorine
Eggs
Honduras

Trial of a community-based intervention to decrease infestation of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in cement washbasins in El Progreso, Honduras

Fernández, E. A., Leontsini, E., Sherman, C., Chan, A. S. T., Reyes, C. E., Lozano, R. C., Fuentes, B. A., Nichter, M. & Winch, P. J., Jun 30 1998, In : Acta Tropica. 70, 2, p. 171-183 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Honduras
Aedes
cement
Aedes aegypti
Culicidae
1994

Vector control at the household level: an analysis of its impact on women

Winch, P. J., Lloyd, L. S., Hoemeke, L. & Leontsini, E., 1994, In : Acta Tropica. 56, 4, p. 327-339 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vector control
control methods
households
human resources
Disease Vectors
1993
Honduras
Dengue
Aedes
Culicidae
Community Participation
1991

Urbanization, Dengue, and the Health Transition: Anthropological Contributions to International Health

Kendall, C., Hudelson, P., Leontsini, E., Winch, P. J., Lloyd, L. & Cruz, F., 1991, In : Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 5, 3, p. 257-268 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Transition
Urbanization
Anthropology
Dengue
urbanization
1990

Exploratory Ethnoentomology: Using ANTHROPAC to Design a Dengue Fever Control Program

Kendall, C., Leontsini, E., Gil, E., Cruz, F., Hudelson, P. & Pelto, P., 1990, In : Field Methods. 2, 2, p. 11 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1986
CD3 Antigens
T-Cell Antigen Receptor
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Clone Cells
T-Lymphocytes
1985
Antigen Receptors, T-Cell, alpha-beta
Monoclonal Antibodies
T-Lymphocytes
Peptides