R01ES030378 (PI: Suarez, JR) 2020-2025
“The 2022 ESPINA study follow-up Exam: Fungicides, Insecticides, Inflammation and Child Development”
This project involves the 12-year follow-up of participants of the Study of Secondary Exposure among Children and Adolescents (ESPINA study). The major goals of this project are to determine the longitudinal associations of sub-clinical exposures to fungicides and insecticides with inflammatory markers (vascular, monocyte, systemic and liver) and cognition among adolescent participants living in agricultural communities in Ecuador as part of the longitudinal “Secondary Pesticide Exposures among Children and Adolescents” (ESPINA) study.
K01 ES031697 NIH/NIEHS (PI: Kayser, G) 2020-2025
“Pesticide exposures, mental health and endocrine disruption among children growing up near pesticide spray sites (ESPINA study).”
This training grant within the ESPINA study is aimed at characterizing the geospatial determinants of pesticide exposure, mental health and endocrine disruption among participants living within agricultural settings in which pesticides are used. Additionally, it will aim to measure neonicotinoid insecticides in water collected at various places within these communities.
Project # 2018-1599 (PI: Suarez, JR) 2019-2021
Children’s Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR)
“Pesticides, Perfluorinated Compounds, and the Development of Adolescents in Agricultural Communities”
The goals of this project are to are to assess whether herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and perfluorinated substances (PFAS) can affect adolescent health in outcomes including metabolomic patterns, neurobehavioral performance, mental health, and body composition among participants of the ESPINA study.
R01ES025792 NIH/NIEHS (PI: Suarez, JR) 2016-2021
“The ESPINA Study Follow-up Examination in 2016: Environmental Pollutants and Child/Adolescent Development”
The major goals of this project are to determine the longitudinal associations of sub-clinical exposures to pesticides with child development among participants living in agricultural communities in Ecuador as part of the longitudinal “Secondary Pesticide Exposures among Children and Adolescents” (ESPINA) study.
R21ES026084 NIH/NIEHS (PI: Suarez, JR) 2015-2018
“Pesticides and Mental Health among Adolescents in Ecuadorian Agricultural Communities”
The major goals of this project are to determine the relations of sub-clinical exposures to pesticides with mental health outcomes including school performance, aggression and impulsive symptoms among adolescents living in agricultural communities in Pedro Moncayo County, Ecuador. Additionally, this investigation aims at strengthening an epidemiologic information system of Pedro Moncayo County collected through community participation.
FPMH (PI: Suarez, JR) 2014-2015
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Pilot Grant Program UC San Diego, USA
“Environmental Pollutants, Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents”
R36 OH009402 NIOSH (PI: Suarez, JR) 2007-2009
Effects of Secondary Occupational Pesticide Exposure on Childhood Growth and Neurobehavioral Development (ESPINA Study), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Interns Program, Global Health Institute, University of California San Diego 2016-2017
“Interns Program in Quito, Ecuador: Field work experience for Academic Health Center students within NIH funded Environmental Health Studies in Ecuador”
NIH: National Institutes of Health, USA
NIEHS: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA
CDC: Centers for Disease Control, USA
NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, USA
PI: Principal Investigator