Maria is a biologist interested in the eco-epidemiology and spatial epidemiology of (re)emerging infectious diseases. Her doctoral research focused on investigating the spatial-temporal dynamics of dengue and chikungunya viruses using a holistic approach involving spatial-, clinical- and eco-epidemiology concepts using quantitative and qualitative methods. Maria is a a post-doctoral researcher working on the MOOD project which aims to develop innovative tools and services for the early detection, assessment, and monitoring of current and future infectious disease threats across Europe. Her main interests are focused on explore environmental, climatic, behavioural and socioeconomical drivers on infectious diseases. For her full list of publications, see her LinkedIn page.
Mild coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is marked by systemic oxidative stress: a pilot study
L. E. van Eijk, A. Tami, J.-L. Hillebrands, W. F. A. den Dunnen, M. H. de Borst, P. H. J. van der Voort, M. L. C. Bulthuis, A. C. M. Veloo, K. I. Wold, M. F. Vincenti-González, B. T. F. van der Gun, H. van Goor, and A. R. Bourgonje. "Antioxidants", Vol. 10, Issue 12, Pages 2022, 2021.
Malaria in Southern Venezuela: the hottest hotspot in Latin America
M. E. Grillet, J. E. Moreno, J. V. Hernández-Villena, M. F. Vincenti-González, O. Noya, A. Tami, A. Paniz-Mondolfi, M. Llewellyn, R. Lowe, A. A. Escalante, and J. E. Conn. "PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases", Vol. 15, Issue 1, Pages e0008211, 2021.
Signatures of the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis in the first wave of COVID-19: fuel shortages and border migration
M. Lampo, J. V. Hernández-Villena, J. Cascante, M. F. Vincenti-González, D. A. Forero-Peña, M. J. Segovia, K. Hampson, J. Castro, and M. E. Grillet. "Vaccines", Vol. 9, Issue 7, Pages 719, 2021.
Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil
W. M. de Souza, L. F. Buss, D. d. S. Candido, J.-P. Carrera, S. Li, A. E. Zarebski, R. H. M. Pereira, C. A. Prete, A. A. de Souza-Santos, K. V. Parag, M. C. T. D. Belotti, M. F. Vincenti-González, J. Messina, F. C. da Silva Sales, P. d. S. Andrade, V. H. Nascimento, F. Ghilardi, L. Abade, B. Gutierrez, M. U. G. Kraemer, C. K. V. Braga, R. S. Aguiar, N. Alexander, P. Mayaud, O. J. Brady, I. Marcilio, N. Gouveia, G. Li, A. Tami, S. B. de Oliveira, V. B. G. Porto, F. Ganem, W. A. F. de Almeida, F. F. S. T. Fantinato, E. M. Macário, W. K. de Oliveira, M. L. Nogueira, O. G. Pybus, C.-H. Wu, J. Croda, E. C. Sabino, and N. R. Faria. "Nature Human Behaviour", Vol. 4, Issue 8, Pages 856-865, 2020.
Patients and medical staff attitudes toward the future inclusion of eHealth in tuberculosis management: perspectives from six countries evaluated using a qualitative framework
I. Margineanu, C. Louka, M. F. Vincenti-González, A. M. I. Saktiawati, J. Schierle, K. M. Abass, O. Akkerman, J.-W. Alffenaar, A. V. Ranchor, and Y. Stienstra. "JMIR mHealth and uHealth", Vol. 8, Issue 11, Pages e18156, 2020.
Dengue virus IgM serotyping by ELISA with recombinant mutant envelope proteins
A. Rockstroh, L. Barzon, W. Kumbukgolla, H. X. Su, E. Lizarazo, M. F. Vincenti-González, A. Tami, A. M. M. Ornelas, R. S. Aguiar, D. Cadar, J. Schmidt-Chanasit, and S. Ulbert. "Emerging Infectious Diseases", 2019.
Spatial dynamics of Chikungunya virus, Venezuela, 2014
E. Lizarazo*, M. F. Vincenti-González*, M. E. Grillet, S. Bethencourt, O. Diaz, N. Ojeda, H. Ochoa, M. A. Rangel, and A. Tami. *Equal contribution
"Emerging Infectious Diseases", 2019.
Applied shotgun metagenomics approach for the genetic characterization of dengue viruses
E. Lizarazo, N. Couto, M. F. Vincenti-González, E. C. Raangs, Z. Velasco, S. Bethencourt, T. Jaenisch, A. W. Friedrich, A. Tami, and J. W. Rossen. "Journal of Biotechnology", Vol. 306, Pages 100009, 2019.
Venezuela's humanitarian crisis, resurgence of vector-borne diseases, and implications for spillover in the region
M. E. Grillet, J. V. Hernández-Villena, M. S. Llewellyn, A. E. Paniz-Mondolfi, A. Tami, M. F. Vincenti-González, M. Marquez, A. C. Mogollon-Mendoza, C. E. Hernandez-Pereira, J. D. Plaza-Morr, G. Blohm, M. J. Grijalva, J. A. Costales, H. M. Ferguson, P. Schwabl, L. E. Hernandez-Castro, P. H. L. Lamberton, D. G. Streicker, D. T. Haydon, M. A. Miles, A. Acosta-Serrano, H. Acquattela, M. G. Basañez, G. Benaim, L. A. Colmenares, J. E. Conn, R. Espinoza, H. Freilij, M. C. Graterol-Gil, P. J. Hotez, H. Kato, J. A. Lednicky, C. E. Martinez, S. Mas-Coma, J. G. Morris, J. C. Navarro, J. L. Ramirez, M. Rodriguez, J. A. Urbina, L. Villegas, M. J. Segovia, H. J. Carrasco, J. L. Crainey, S. L. B. Luz, J. D. Moreno, O. O. N. Gonzalez, J. D. Ramírez, and B.-d. Noya. "The Lancet Infectious Diseases", Vol. 19, Issue 5, Pages e149-e161, 2019.
Knowledge, attitudes, and preventive practices regarding dengue in Maracay, Venezuela
J. Elsinga, M. Schmidt, E. F. Lizarazo, M. F. Vincenti-González, Z. I. Velasco-Salas, L. Arias, J. G. M. Burgerhof, and A. Tami. "The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene", Vol. 99, Issue 1, Pages 195-203, 2018.
Complete coding sequences of five dengue virus type 2 clinical isolates from Venezuela obtained through shotgun metagenomics
E. Lizarazo, N. Couto, M. F. Vincenti-González, E. C. Raangs, T. Jaenisch, A. W. Friedrich, A. Tami, and J. W. Rossen. "Genome Announcements", 2018.
ENSO-driven climate variability promotes periodic major outbreaks of dengue in Venezuela
M. F. Vincenti-González, A. Tami, E. F. Lizarazo, and M. E. Grillet. "Scientific Reports", Vol. 8, Issue 1, Pages 5727, 2018.
Spatial analysis of dengue seroprevalence and modeling of transmission risk factors in a dengue hyperendemic city of Venezuela
M. F. Vincenti-González, M.-E. Grillet, Z. I. Velasco-Salas, E. F. Lizarazo, M. A. Amarista, G. M. Sierra, G. Comach, and A. Tami. "PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases", Vol. 11, Issue 1, Pages e0005317, 2017.
Health seeking behaviour and treatment intentions of dengue and fever: a household survey of children and adults in Venezuela
J. Elsinga, E. F. Lizarazo, M. F. Vincenti-González, M. Schmidt, Z. I. Velasco-Salas, L. Arias, A. Bailey, and A. Tami. "PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases", Vol. 9, Issue 12, Pages e0004237, 2015.