Publications

The MAL-ED Network Investigators. 2014. The Malnutrition and Enteric Disease Study (MAL-ED): Understanding the Consequences for Child Health and Development. Clin Infect Dis. 59suppl 4: S193-S330. Link
Individual papers listed below:

  • The MAL-ED Network Investigators. The MAL-ED Study: A Multinational and Multidisciplinary Approach to Understand the Relationship Between Enteric Pathogens, Malnutrition, Gut Physiology, Physical Growth, Cognitive Development, and Immune Responses in Infants and Children Up to 2 Years of Age in Resource-Poor Environments
  • Keusch GT, Denno DM, Black RE, et al. Environmental Enteric Dysfunction: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Clinical Consequences
  • Denno DM, VanBuskirk K, Nelson ZC, et al. Use of the Lactulose to Mannitol Ratio to Evaluate Childhood Environmental Enteric Dysfunction: A Systematic Review
  • Richard SA, Barrett LJ, Guerrant RL, et al. Disease Surveillance Methods Used in the 8-Site MAL-ED Cohort Study
  • Houpt E, Gratz J, Kosek M, et al. Microbiologic Methods Utilized in the MAL-ED Cohort Study
  • Platts-Mills JA, McCormick BJJ, Kosek M, et al. Methods of Analysis of Enteropathogen Infection in the MAL-ED Cohort Study
  • Kosek M, Guerrant RL, Kang G, et al. Assessment of Environmental Enteropathy in the MAL-ED Cohort Study: Theoretical and Analytic Framework
  • Caulfield LE, Bose A, Chandyo RK, et al. Infant Feeding Practices, Dietary Adequacy, and Micronutrient Status Measures in the MAL-ED Study
  • Richard SA, McCormick BJJ, Miller MA, et al. Modeling Environmental Influences on Child Growth in the MAL-ED Cohort Study: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Murray-Kolb LE, Rasmussen ZA, Scharf RJ, et al. The MAL-ED Cohort Study: Methods and Lessons Learned When Assessing Early Child Development and Caregiving Mediators in Infants and Young Children in 8 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • Hoest C, Seidman JC, Pan W, et al. Evaluating Associations Between Vaccine Response and Malnutrition, Gut Function, and Enteric Infections in the MAL-ED Cohort Study: Methods and Challenges
  • Ahmed T, Mahfuz M, Islam MM, et al. The MAL-ED Cohort Study in Mirpur, Bangladesh
  • Lima AAM, Oriá RB, Soares AM, et al. Geography, Population, Demography, Socioeconomic, Anthropometry, and Environmental Status in the MAL-ED Cohort and Case-Control Study Sites in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • John SM, Thomas RJ, Kaki S, et al. Establishment of the MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study Site in Vellore, Southern India
  • Shrestha PS, Shrestha SK, Bodhidatta L, et al. Bhaktapur, Nepal: The MAL-ED Birth Cohort Study in Nepal
  • Turab A, Soofi SB, Ahmed I, et al. Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Health Characteristics of the MAL-ED Network Study Site in Rural Pakistan
  • Yori PP, Lee G, Olórtegui MP, et al. Santa Clara de Nanay: The MAL-ED Cohort in Peru
  • Bessong PO, Nyathi E, Mahopo TC, et al. Development of the Dzimauli Community in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province of South Africa, for the MAL-ED Cohort Study
  • Mduma ER, Gratz J, Patil C, et al. The Etiology, Risk Factors, and Interactions of Enteric Infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development Study (MAL-ED): Description of the Tanzanian Site

Mohan VR, Sharma S, Ramanujam K, et al. 2014. Determinants of elevated blood lead levels among pre-school children from South East Asia. Indian Pediatr. 51(8):621-5. Link

Platts-Mills JA, Gratz J, Mduma E, et al. 2014. Association between stool enteropathogen quantity and disease in Tanzanian children using TaqMan Array Cards: A nested case-control study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 90(1):133-8. Link

Checkley W, White AC Jr, Jaganath D, et al. 2014 A review of the global burden, novel diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccine targets for cryptosporidium. Lancet Infect Dis. Published online September 30, 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70772-8. Link

Lee G, Paredes Olortegui M, Rengifo Pinedo S, et al. 2014. Infant feeding practices in the Peruvian Amazon: implications for programs to improve feeding. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 36(3):150-7. Link

Platts-Mills JA, Liu J, Gratz J, et al. 2014. Detection of campylobacter in stool and determination of significance by culture, enzyme immunoassay, and PCR in developing countries. J Clin Microbiol. 52:1074-80. Link

Platts-Mills JA and Kosek M. 2014. Update on the burden of Campylobacter in developing countries. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 27(5):444-50. Link

Liu J, Kabir F, Manneh J, et al. 2014. Development and assessment of molecular diagnostic tests for 15 enteropathogens causing childhood diarrhoea: a multicentre study. Lancet Infect. Dis. 14(8):716-24. Link

Lee GO, Kosek P, Lima AA, et al. 2014. The Lactulose: Mannitol Diagnostic Test by HPLC and LC-MSMS Platforms: Considerations for Field Studies of Intestinal Barrier Function and Environmental Enteropathy. J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2014 Jun 17. Link

Pendergast LL, Scharf RJ, Rasmussen ZA, et al. 2014. Postpartum depressive symptoms across time and place: structural invariance of the Self-Reporting Questionnaire among women from the international, multi-site MAL-ED study. J. Affect. Disord. 167:178-86. Link

Psaki SR, Seidman JC, Miller M, et al. 2014. Measuring socioeconomic status in multicountry studies: results from the eight-country MAL-ED study. PHM. 12(8). Link

McCormick, BJJ. 2013. Frequent symptomatic or asymptomatic infections may have long-term consequences on growth and cognitive development. Series of the Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph. 27. Persisting Consequences of Intestinal Infection.  Link

Peterson KM, Buss J, Easley R, et al. 2013. REG1B as a predictor of childhood stunting in Bangladesh and Peru. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 97:1129–33.  Link

Liu J, Gratz J, Amour C, et al. 2013.  A Laboratory Developed Taqman Array Card for Simultaneous Detection of Nineteen Enteropathogens. J. Clin. Microbiol. 51(2):472-480.  Link

Kosek M, Haque R, Lima A, et al.  2013. Fecal markers of intestinal inflammation and permeability associated with the subsequent acquisition of linear growth deficits in infants. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 88:390-396.  Link

Lewis FI and McCormick BJJ. 2012. Revealing the Complexity of Health Determinants in Resource-poor Settings. Am. J. Epidemiol. 176(11):1051-1059.  Link

Psaki S, Bhutta ZA, Ahmed T, et al. 2012. Household food access and child malnutrition: Results from the eight-country MAL-ED study. PHM (on line; doi:10.1186/1478-7954-10-24).  Link

Alonso WJ and McCormick BJJ. 2012. EPIPOI: A user-friendly analytical tool for the extraction and visualization of temporal parameters from epidemiological time series. BMC Public Health 12:982.  Link

Lang D. 2010. The MAL-ED Project: Deciphering the relationships among normal gut flora, enteric infection and malnutrition and their association with immune response to vaccines. Series of the Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph. 24. Development of Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Effective Mucosal Immunization of Infants in Developing Countries.  Link