null Theresa Gyorkos, PhD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC, 5252 de Maisonneuve site

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, MUHC



global health • parasite epidemiology • neglected tropical diseases

Research Focus

My research focuses on parasite epidemiology and the prevention and control of parasitic diseases worldwide. I have been a researcher in global health and parasite epidemiology for over 30 years, conducting population-based primary epidemiological field research focused on maternal and child health both in Canada and in parasite-endemic countries. Research topics have focused on: deworming control programs in high-risk population subgroups; interdisciplinary approaches to the prevention and control of parasitic diseases; and infection and (mal)nutrition in child populations and pregnant women. As director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control, based at McGill University, I continue to work with the WHO, PAHO and national governments in developing global guidelines for the prevention and control of various neglected tropical diseases and in promoting health policy focused on reducing the burden of disease attributed to worm infections.

Selected Publications

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  • Gyorkos TW, Nicholls RS, Montresor A, Lucianez A, St-Denis K, Blouin B, Joseph S. Eliminating morbidity caused by Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2030. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública (Pan American Journal of Public Health) 2023; 47:e16. doi:10.26633/RPSP.2023.16.

  • Segoviano Lorenzo M, Trigo E, Gyorkos TW, St-Denis K, Martinez F, Casapia M. Malnutrition, anemia and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in preschool-age children living in extreme poverty in the Peruvian Amazon. Cadernos de Saúde Pública 2022;38(11):e00248221 doi:10.1590/0102-311XEN248221.

  • Larson CP, Plamondon KM, Girard JE, Dubent L, Gyorkos TW. The Equity Tool for valuing Global Health Partnerships. Global Health: Science and Practice 2022;10(2):e2100316.

  • Gyorkos TW, Carabin H, Phillip M, Benedict L, Davis A, Hatcher Roberts J, Wasan KM, Ndao M, Krentel A. Canadian contributions to research on Neglected Tropical Diseases. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2021;15(7):e0009476.

  • Mofid LS, Casapia M, Montresor A, Rahme E, Marquis GS, Vercruysse J, Allen LH, Blouin B, Razuri H, Pezo L, Gyorkos TW. Maternal postpartum deworming and infant milk intake: Secondary outcomes from a trial. Maternal and Child Nutrition 2021;Mar 17:e13183. Doi: 10.1111.mcn.13183 online ahead of print PMID: 33729674.