Rodrigo X. Armijos

Associate Professor
Environmental and Occupational Health
Office: (812) 856-4731 Lab: 812 855 6407
PH C025D

  • University of Texas at El Paso, Postdoctoral in Molecular Biology, 2002-2003
  • Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, ScD in Immunology, 2002
  • Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, MSc in Immunology, 1987
  • College of Medicine, Central University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, M.D. in Medicine, 1981
  • Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas; 9/2004-7/2015
  • Clinical Research Professor Department of Health Promotion, College of Health Sciences,  University of Texas at El Paso, Texas; 9/2003-8/2004.
  • Associate Professor of Immunology Department of Immunology, College of Medicine, Universidad Central del Ecuador, Quito, 1994-2002
  • Chief of Tuberculosis Division, National Institute of Hygiene  "Leopoldo Izquieta Perez", Ministry of Public Health, Quito; 1987-2001
  • Temporary Advisor Design of International Protocol for Phase I and II Testing of the Biobras Leishvaccin, TDR/World Health Organization Meeting of International Leishmaniasis Experts, San Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2/95-2/97
  • Peter de Wetter Distinguished Professorship in Health Sciences, UTEP, 2011-2015
  • Research and Sponsored Projects Outstanding Performance Award, UTEP, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Reseach Interests
  • Air pollutant exposure, systemic inflammation and child cardiovascular health.
  • Occupational Health of agricultural workers.
  • Prevention and control of TB and vector-borne parasitic diseases of public health importance (leishmaniasis, intestinal parasitic infections).
  • Global health.
Selected Publications

Weigel MM, Armijos RX, Racines M, Cevallos W. (2016). Food Insecurity Is Associated with Undernutrition but Not Overnutrition in Ecuadorian Women from Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods. J Environ Public Health, 8149459. doi: 10.1155/2016/8149459

Raysoni AU, Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Montoya T, Eschanique P, Racines M, Li WW. (2016). Assessment of indoor and outdoor PM species at schools and residences in a high-altitude Ecuadorian urban center. Environ Pollut, 214:668-679. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.04.085.

Weigel MM, Armijos RX, Racines M, Cevallos W, Castro NP. (2016). Association of Household Food Insecurity with the Mental and Physical Health of Low-Income Urban Ecuadorian Women with Children, doi. 5256084.

 Kipp EJ, Mariscal J, Armijos RX, Weigel M, Waldrup K (2016). Genetic evidence of enzootic leishmaniasis in a stray canine and Texas mouse from sites in west and central Texas. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, 111(10):652-654. doi: 10.1590/0074-0276016022

Raysoni AU, Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Echanique P, Racines M, Pingitore NE, Li WW (2017). Evaluation of Sources and Patterns of Elemental Composition of PM2.5 at Three Low-Income Neighborhood Schools and Residences in Quito, Ecuador. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 23;14(7). doi: 10.3390/ijerph14070674

Olvera Alvarez H A, Myers O, Weigel MM, Armijos RX. (2018). The value of using seasonality and meteorological variables to model intra-urban PM2.5 variation. Atmospheric Environment, 182:1-8

Obeng-Gyasi E, Armijos RX, Weigel MM. Filippalli G, Sayegh MA. (2018). Hepatobiliary-related outcomes in US adults exposed to lead, Environments, doi: 10-3390

Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Meyers O, Li WW, Racines M, Berwick M. (2015). Residential exposure to urban traffic is associated with increased carrotid intima-media thickness in children. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2015:713540.

Sobin C, Flores MG, Parisi N, Schaub M, Cervantes M, Armijos RX. (2013). Microglial disruption in Young mice with early chronic exposure to lead. Toxicology Letters. 220:44-52.

Weigel MM, Armijos RX. (2011). Exploratory study of the occupational health and health-seeking of migrant and seasonal farmworkers on the U.S.-Mexico Border. J Immigrant Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-011-9503-4.

Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Chacon RI, Flores L, Campos A. (2010). Adjunctive micronutrient supplementation for pulmonary tuberculosis. Salud Publica Mex. 52(3):185-9.

Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Calvopiña, M, Mancheno M. (2004). Comparison of the effectiveness of two topical paromomycin treatments versus meglumine antimoniate for New World cutaneous leishmaniasis. Acta Tropica; 91:153-160.

Armijos RX, Weigel MM, Romero L, Garcia V, Salazar J. (2003). Field trial of a vaccine against New World cutaneous leishmaniasis in an at-Risk child population: How long does protection last? J Infect Diseases; 187: 1959-1961.

Calvopiña MH, Guevarra A, Armijos RX, Gomez EL, Hashiguchi Y, Mimori T, Cooper P. Clinical features of mucosal leishmanisis in the Amazon region of Ecuador. (2002). In: Hasiguchi Y (ed), Studies on New World Leishmaniasis and Its Transmission with Particular Reference to Ecuador. Research Report Series 6. Kochi, Japan.

Curriculum Vitae