Dr. María Eugenia (Maru) Castellanos Reynosa is a Lecturer in Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences. 

Maru is an epidemiologist and medical microbiologist with over 13 years of experience in the research of infectious diseases, particularly tuberculosis, malaria and HIV.  She has expertise in the data collection, analysis and implementation of epidemiological studies in low-income settings as shown by her work in Africa and Latin America.

She has a BSc in Chemical Biology (Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala), a Master in Medical Microbiology (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kindom) and and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology (University of Georgia, United States).

Maru is member of the The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Society for Epidemiological Research (SER) and the College of Pharmacists and Chemists of Guatemala.

Available project:


  • HS2402: Health Professional Research 1 (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • HS2405: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • HS3401: Health Professional Research 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • TM5515: Epidemiology for Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5525: Communicable Disease Control (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5578: Emerging Public Health Threats (Level 5; TSV)
  • Tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, global health, infectious diseases epidemiology, diagnostics, molecular epidemiology.
  • Infectious diseases epidemiology, public health, medical microbiology, introduction to epidemiology, clinical laboratory.
  • 2021 to present - Lecturer Epidemiology, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia (Georgia, Unites States of America)
  • 2014 to 2019 - Research Assistant, University of Georgia (Georgia, Unites States of America)
  • 2008 to 2014 - Research Assistant, Universidad del Valle (Guatemala, Guatemala)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2018 - Dissertation Completion Award, Graduate School, University of Georgia.
  • 2013 - Fulbright LASPAU Faculty Development Program in the United States.
  • 2011 - Top 3 Best Posters by Young Researchers. 7th European Congress on Tropical Medicine & International Health. Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2008 - Honor Roll in MSc Medical Microbiology. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool.
  • 2016 to 2018 - Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Program.
  • 2021 - Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 2020 - International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
  • 2020 - The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 2019 - University of Georgia’s Beta Chi Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society.
  • 2018 - Reviewer PLOS ONE
  • 2016 - Society for Epidemiological Research

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 14+ research outputs authored by Dr Maria Castellanos Reynosa from 2012 onwards.


The map shows research collaborations by institution from the past 7 years.
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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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