Enrique Cifuentes, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Enrique Cifuentes, a medical doctor by training, is the director of the Environmental Pediatric Unit at the National Institute of Public Health. His research interests focus on the sources of enteric diseases among children in Mexico, particularly as these relate to contaminated water supplies.

Partial Bibliography

Blumenthal UJ, Abisudjak B, Cifuentes E, Bennett S, Ruiz-Palacios G. Recent epidemiological studies to test microbiological quality guidelines for wastewater use in agriculture and aquaculture. Public Health Rev. 1991-92;19(1-4):237-42.

Cifuentes E, Blumenthal U, Ruiz-Palacios G, Bennett S. Health impact evaluation of wastewater use in Mexico. Public Health Rev. 1991-92;19(1-4):243-50.

Cifuentes E, Hernandez JE, Venczel L, Hurtado M. Panorama of acute diarrhoeal diseases in Mexico. Health Place. 1999 Sep;5(3):247-55.

Cifuentes E, Gomez M, Blumenthal U, Tellez-Rojo MM, Romieu I, Ruiz-Palacios G, Ruiz-Velazco S. Risk factors for Giardia intestinalis infection in agricultural villages practicing wastewater irrigation in Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Mar;62(3):388-92.

Cifuentes E, Blumenthal U, Ruiz-Palacios G, Bennett S, Quigley M. Health risk in agricultural villages practicing wastewater irrigation in central Mexico: perspectives for protection. Schriftenr Ver Wasser Boden Lufthyg. 2000;105:249-56.

Cifuentes E, Villanueva J, Sanin LH. Predictors of blood lead levels in agricultural villages practicing wastewater irrigation in Central Mexico. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2000 Jul-Sep;6(3):177-82.

Blumenthal UJ, Cifuentes E, Bennett S, Quigley M, Ruiz-Palacios G. The risk of enteric infections associated with wastewater reuse: the effect of season and degree of storage of wastewater. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2001 Mar-Apr;95(2):131-7.

Cifuentes E, Mazari-Hiriart M, Carneiro F, Bianchi F, Gonzalez D. The risk of enteric diseases in young children and environmental indicators in sentinel areas of Mexico City. Int J Environ Health Res. 2002 Mar;12(1):53-62.

Cifuentes E, Suarez L, Solano M, Santos R. Diarrheal diseases in children from a water reclamation site in Mexico city. Environ Health Perspect. 2002 Oct;110(10):A619-24.

ifuentes E, Suarez L, Espinosa M, Juarez-Figueroa L, Martinez-Palomo A. Risk of Giardia intestinalis infection in children from an artificially recharged groundwater area in Mexico City. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Jul;71(1):65-70.