Climate Variability and
Human Health Impacts in Mexico
for Global Change Research
Three students in the first year have had opportunities to get involved in a major research project:
- PhD student: Mario Caballero Ramírez (Thesis: Malaria and its relationship with "El
Niño" and other ecological and socioeconomic factors in two regions from Mexico)
- Masters student: Magali Hurtado
(Thesis: Regional epidemiological analysis)
- Masters student: Jose Luis Texcalac (Thesis: Geographic information systems in dengue areas.)
The students are at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
The project offers opportunities for training and development in several fields of investigation:
- Epidemiology, especially the methodology of the designs in ecological studies of time series.
- Statistics, especially analysis of multiple regression, cross-correlations, power spectral analysis, etc.
- Geographical Information Systems.
- Meteorology and climatology, including models of meteorological prediction and especially of the phenomenon "El