Publications

Articles

 

Werneck GL, Costa CHN, Carvalho FAA, Cruz MSP, Maguire JH, Castro MC. Effectiveness of insecticide spraying and culling of dogs on the incidence of Leishmania chagasi in humans: a cluster randomized trial in Teresina, Brazil. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2014, In Press

Barbosa S, Gozze AB, Lima NF, Batista CL, Bastos MS, Nicolete VC, Fontoura PS, Gonçalves RM, Viana SAS, Menezes MJ, Scopel KKG, Cavasini CE, Malafronte RS, Silva-Nunes M, Vinetz JM, Castro MC, Ferreira MU. Epidemiology of Disappearing Plasmodium vivax Malaria: A Case Study in Rural Amazonia. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2014, 8(8): e3109. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003109.

Arku RE, Dionisio KL, Hughes AF, Valerino J, Spengler JD, Castro MC, Agyei-Mensah S, Ezzati M. Personal particulate matter exposures and locations of students in four neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 2014, doi: 10.1038/jes.2014.56. [Epub ahead of print].

Samadoulougou S, Maheu-Giroux M, Kirakoya-Samadoulougou F, De Keukeleire M, Castro MC, Robert A. Multilevel and geo-statistical modelling of malaria risk in children of Burkina Faso. Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7:350. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-7-350.

Lawson AB, Carroll R, Castro MC. Joint spatial Bayesian modeling for studies combining longitudinal and cross-sectional data. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 2014, first published on April 7, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0962280214527383. PMCID: PMC Journal In Process.

Raifman S, Cunha AJ, Castro MC. Factors associated with high rates of caesarean section in Brazil between 1991 and 2006. Acta Paediatrica 2014, Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014. DOI: 10.1111/apa.12620.

Duncan DT, Kawachi I, Kum S, Aldstadt J, Piras G, Matthews SA, Arbia G, Castro MC, White K, Williams DR. A Spatially Explicit Approach to the Study of Socio-Demographic Inequality in the Spatial Distribution of Trees across Boston Neighborhoods. Spatial Demography 2014 2(1):1-29.

Harling G, Castro MC. A spatial analysis of social and economic determinants of tuberculosis in Brazil. Health & Place 2014; 25:56–67. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.10.008.

Maheu-Giroux M, Castro MC. Do malaria vector control measures impact disease-related behaviour and knowledge? Evidence from a large-scale larviciding intervention in Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2013, 12:422. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-422.

Hadisoemarto PF, Castro MC. Public Acceptance and Willingness-to-Pay for a Future Dengue Vaccine: A Community-Based Survey in Bandung, Indonesia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(9): e2427. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002427.

Maheu-Giroux M, Castro MC. Impact of Community-Based Larviciding on the Prevalence of Malaria Infection in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(8): e71638.

Bandyopadhyay AS, Blossom J, Wenger J, Castro MC. Population Migration through Railroads and Spatial Diffusion of Polio in India: A Cross-Sectional Proximity Analysis Using Geographic Information System. The Internet Journal of Epidemiology; 2013; 11(2).

Frick M, Castro MC. Tobacco Retail Clustering around Schools in New York City: Examining “Place” and “Space”. Health and Place 2013; 19:15-24.

Thomson DR, Hadley MB, Greenough PG, Castro MC. Modelling strategic interventions in a population with a total fertility rate of 8.3: a cross-sectional study of Idjwi Island, DRC. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:959. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-959.

Tatem AJ, Adamo S, Bharti N, Burgert CR, Castro MC, Dorelien A, Fink G, Linard C, Mendelsohn J, Montana L, Montgomery MR, Nelson A, Noor AM, Pindolia D, Yetman G, Balk D. Mapping populations at risk: improving spatial demographic data for infectious disease modeling and metric derivation. Population Health Metrics 2012, 10:8 doi:10.1186/1478-7954-10-8.

Duncan DT, Aldstadt J, Whalen J, White K, Castro MC, Williams DR.  Space, race, and poverty: Spatial inequalities in walkable neighborhood amenities? Demographic Research 2012; 26: Article 17: 409-447.

Castro MC, Fisher MG. Is malaria illness among young children a cause or a consequence of low socioeconomic status? Evidence from the United Republic of Tanzania. Malaria Journal 2012; 11:161 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-161.

Duncan DT, Castro MC, Gortmaker SL, Aldstadt J, Melly SJ, Bennett GG. “Racial differences in the built environment-body mass index relationship? A geospatial analysis of adolescents in urban neighborhoods.” International Journal of Health Geographics 2012; 11:11 doi:10.1186/1476-072X-11-11.

Bompangue D, Vesenbeckh SM, Giraudoux P, Castro MC, Muyembe JJ, Ilunga BK, Murray M. Cholera ante portas – The re-emergence of cholera in Kinshasa after a ten-year hiatus. PLoS Currents: Disasters March 5, 2012.

Lutz W, Butz WP, Castro MC, DasGupta P, Demeny PG, Ehrlich I, Giorguli S, Habte D, Haug W, Hayes A, Herrmann M, Jiang L, King D, Kotte D, Lees M, Makinwa-Adebusoye PK, McGranahan G, Mishra V, Montgomery MR, Riahi K, Scherbov S, Peng X, Yoeh B. Demography’s Role in Sustainable Development. Science 24 February 2012; 335(6071):918

Manne J, Nakagawa J, Yamagata Y, Goehler A, Brownstein JS, Castro MC. Triatomine Infestation in Guatemala: Spatial Assessment after Two Rounds of Vector Control. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2012; 86(3): 446-454.

Castro MC, Singer,BH. Agricultural settlement and soil quality in the Brazilian Amazon. Population and Environment. 2011: doi 10.1007/s11111-011-0162-0.

Sherbinin A, Castro MC, Gemenne F, Cernea M, Adamo S, Fearnside PM, Krieger G, Lahmani S, Oliver-Smith A, Pankhurst A, Scudder T, Singer BH, Tan Y, Wannier G, Ehrhart C, Hugo G, Pandey B, Shi G. Preparing for Resettlement Associated with Climate Change. Science 28 October 2011; 334(6055): 456-457. doi: 10.1126/science.1208821.

Shroff Z, Castro MC. The potential impact of intermarriage on the population decline of the Parsis of Mumbai, India. Demographic Research. 2011; 25(17): 545-564.

Wilson ME, Fregni F, Veras MASM, Dyett J, Shei A, Ribeiro GS, David J, Castro MC, Segurado AC, Ko AI, Reis MG. Collaborative Teaching and Learning: A Model for Building Capacity and Partnerships to Address NTDs. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2011; 5(3): e939. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000939.

Duncan DT, Castro MC, Blossom JC, Bennett GC, Gortmaker SL. Evaluation of the positional difference between two common geocoding methods. Geospatial Health. 2011; 5(2): 265-273.

Rose-Wood A, Doumbia S, Traore B, Castro MC. Trends in malaria morbidity among health care-seeking children under age five in Mopti and Sévaré, Mali between 1998 and 2006. Malaria Journal. 2010; 9:319.

Castro MC, Kanamori S, Kannady K, Mkude S, Killeen GF, Fillinger U. The Importance of Drains for the Larval Development of Lymphatic Filariasis and Malaria Vectors in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2010; 4(5): e693.

Penrose K, Castro MC, Werema J, Ryan ET. Informal Urban Settlements and Cholera Risk in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2010; 4(3): e631. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000631.

Castro MC, Tsuruta A, Kanamori S, Kannady K, Mkude S. Community-based environmental management for malaria control: evidence from a small-scale intervention in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Malaria Journal. 2009; 8:57.

Dongus S, Nyika D, Kannady K, Mtasiwa D, Mshinda H, Gosoniu L, Drescher AW, Fillinger U, Tanner M, Killeen GF, Castro MC. Urban agriculture and Anopheles habitats in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Geospatial Health. 2009; 3(2), pp. 189-210.

Geissbühler Y, Kannady K, Chaki P, Emidi B, Govella NJ, Mayagaya V, Kiama M, Mtasiwa D, Mshinda H, Lindsay SW, Tanner M, Fillinger U, Castro MC, Killeen GF. Microbial larvicide application by a large-scale, community-based program reduces malaria infection prevalence in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PLoS One, 2009; 4(3): e5107.

Fillinger U, Kannady K, William G, Vanek MJ, Dongus S, Nyika D, Geissbuhler Y, Chaki P, Govella N, Mathenge EM, Singer BH, Mshinda H, Lindsay SW, Tanner M, Mtasiwa D, Castro MC, Killeen GF. A tool box for operational mosquito larval control: preliminary results and early lessons from the Urban Malaria Control Programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Malaria Journal. 2008; 7:20.

Castro MC. Spatial Demography: an opportunity to improve policy making at diverse decision levels. Population Research and Policy Review. 2007; 26: 477-509.

Dongus S, Nyika D, Kannady K, Mtasiwa D, Mshinda H, Fillinger U, Drescher AW, Tanner M, Castro MC, Killeen GF. Participatory mapping of target areas to enable operational larval source management to suppress malaria vector mosquitoes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2007; 6:37.

Singer BH, Castro MC. Bridges to Sustainable Tropical Health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2007; 104(41): 16038-16043.

Castro MC, Singer BH. Meio ambiente e saúde: metolodogia para análise espacial da ocorrência de malária em projetos de assentamento. Revista Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais. 2007; 24(2): 247-262.

Geissbuhler Y, Chaki P, Emidi B, Govella N, Shirima R, Mayagaya V, Mtasiwa D, Mshinda H, Fillinger U, Lindsay SW, Kannady K, Castro MC, Tanner M, Killeen GF. Interdependence of domestic malaria prevention measures and mosquito human interactions in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Malaria Journal. 2007; 6:126.

Castro MC, Sawyer DO, Singer BH. Spatial patterns of malaria in the Amazon: implications for surveillance and targeted interventions. Health and Place. 2007; 13:368-380. (DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2006.03.006).

Castro MC, Singer BH. A new approach to account for multiple and dependent tests in local statistics of spatial association: controlling the false discovery rate. Geographical Analysis. 2006; 38(2): 180-208.

Killeen GF, Tanner M, Mukabana WR, Kalongolela MS, Kannady K, Lindsay SW, Fillinger U, Castro MC. Habitat targeting for controlling aquatic stages of malaria vectors in Africa. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2006; 74(4): 517-518.

Mukabana WR, Kannady K, Kiama, GM, Ijumba JN, Mathenge EM, Kiche I, Nkwengulila G, Mboera L, Mtasiwa D, Yamagata Y, Schayk I, Knols BGJ, Lindsay SW, Castro MC, Mshinda H, Tanner M, Fillinger U, Killeen GF. Ecologists can enable communities to implement malaria vector control in Africa. Malaria Journal. 2006; 5:9.

Castro MC, Monte-Mór RL, Sawyer DO, Singer, BH. Malaria risk on the Amazon Frontier. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2006; 103(7): 2452-2457.

Singer B, Castro MC. Enhancement and suppression of malaria in the Amazon. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. 2006; 74(1): 12.

Erlanger TE, Keiser J, Castro MC, Bos R, Singer BH, Tanner M, and Utzinger J. Effect of water resource development and management on lymphatic filariasis, and estimates of populations at risk. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2005; 73(3): 523-533.

Castro MC, Singer BH. Was malaria present in the Amazon before the conquest? Getting to a definitive answer. Journal of Archaeological Science. 2005; 32: 337-340.

Keiser J, Castro MC, Maltese MF, Bos R, Tanner M, Singer BH, Utzinger J. Effect of irrigation and large dams on the burden of malaria on global and regional scale. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2005; 72(4): 392-406.

Castro MC, Yamagata Y, Mtasiwa D, Tanner M, Utzinger J, Keiser J, Singer BH. Integrated Urban Malaria Control: a Case Study in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2004; 71(Suppl 2): 103-117.

Keiser J, Utzinger J, Castro MC, Smith T, Tanner M, Singer BH. Urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for malaria control. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2004; 71(Suppl 2): 118-127.

Guelich JM, Singer BH, Castro MC, Rosenberg LE. A gender gap in the next generation of physician-scientists: medical student interest and participation in research. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2002; 50(6):412-418.

Ávila JBC, Castro MC, Mayrink ALV. Indicadores de Acidentes do Trabalho: Ranking das Atividades Econômicas – Média do Triênio 1997/1999. Revista de Previdência Social. 2002; XXVI(262):770-778.

Castro MC. Changes in mortality and life expectancy: some methodological issues. Mathematical Population Studies. 2001; 9:181-208.

Singer BH, Castro MC. Agricultural colonization and malaria on the Amazon frontier. In: Weinstein M, Hermalin AI, Stoto MA (eds.) Population Health and Aging: strengthening the dialogue between epidemiology and demography. Annuals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2001; vol. 954:184-222.

Book Chapters

Singer BH, Castro MC. Interpretability Constraints and trade-offs in using Mixed Membership Models. In: Airoldi E, Blei D, Erosheva E, Fienberg S, Bokalders K (eds.) Handbook on Mixed Membership Models. Chapman and Hall, 2013: In press.

Castro MC, Singer BH. Human settlement, environmental change, and malaria transmission in the Brazilian Amazon. In: Kelley Crews and Brian King (eds) Ecologies and Politics of Health. Palgrave Macmillan and Routledge, 2013:118-135.

Castro MC. 2012. Dinâmica populacional, saúde e desenvolvimento sustentável. In: George Martine (ed.) População e Sustentabilidade na era das mudanças ambientais globais. Contribuição para uma agenda Brasileira. Belo Horizonte, MG: Associação Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais, 2012: 83-92.

Castro MC, Singer BH. Malaria in the Brazilian Amazon. In: Janine Selendy (ed.) Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011:401-419.

Singer BH, Castro MC. Reassessing multiple-intervention malaria control programs of the past: lessons for the design of contemporary interventions. In: Janine Selendy (ed.) Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011:151-165.

Castro MC, Singer BH. Migration, Urbanization and Malaria: a comparative analysis of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Machadinho, Rondônia, Brazil. In: Tienda M, Findley SE, Tollman S, Preston-Whyte E, eds. African Migration and Urbanization in Comparative Perspective. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2006:280-307.

Reports

Castro MC. Environmental Management of Anopheles Breeding Sites in Dar Es Salaam Phase III: Evaluation of EM Activities – Final Report. Dar es Salaam: JICA/IMCP/UMCP/HSPH. October 2008.

Castro MC. Environmental management of Anopheles breeding sites in Dar es Salaam. Phase 1: Inventory of drains in selected areas of Dar es Salaam. Final report. Dar es Salaam: JICA/IMCP/UMCP/HSPH. May 2007.

Castro MC, Rigotti JIR. Transition probabilities in the Brazilian social security system. Report prepared for the Brazilian Social Security Ministry. September, 2002.

Castro MC, Ávila JBC, Mayrink ALV. Ranking of economic activities by frequency, severity, and cost of occupational injuries. Brazilian Social Security Ministry. April, 2002.

Castro MC, Ávila JBC, Mayrink ALV. Criteria for evaluation, control, and prevention of work injury activities: a proposal. Brazilian Social Security Ministry. April, 2002.

Rigotti JIR, Castro MC, Simões CCS. Population projections by sex, age and urban/rural areas: Brazil – 2000/2050. Brazilian Social Security Ministry.