• Co-director ISYN
  • Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, COCSA
  • 297-1700 ext 1775
  • wwaters@usfq.edu.ec


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University
  • Master of Science, Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Union College


Profesor Investigador titular principal, USFQ
( 2005 - Hasta el presente )
Docencia en salud publica y sociologia; investigacin en temas de salud, nutricion y desarrollo. Co-director del Instituto de Investigacion en Salud y Nutricion (ISYN), Presidente del Comite de Etica de Investigacion en Seres Humanos (CEISH-USFQ) hasta Octubre 2018.
Associate Professor of Global Health, George Washington University
( 1994 - 2005 )
Profesor de salud global y desarrollo internacional.
Decano y profesor de sociologia, USFQ
( 1989 - 1994 )
Decano de Administracion para el Desarrollo, Decano de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Profesor de Sociologia


Aedes aegypti: Distribución y epidemiología del dengue, Zika y Chikungunya en Galápagos.
Depression and psychosis related to the absence of visitors and consumption of drugs in male prisoners in Ecuador: a cross sectional study
Malnutrition inequalities in Ecuador: differences by wealth, education level and ethnicity
Ultrasound evaluation of bone age in rural Ecuadorian children and its association with nutrition
Baseline data on Leishmaniasis transmission and sand fly vectors from the rural parishes of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador
Connecting the dots between sustainable diets and biocultural systems in a rural indigenous community of the Ecuadorian Andes
Egg intervention effect on linear growth no longer present after two years
The double burden of chronic malnutrition and overweight and obesity in Ecuadorian mothers and children, 1986–2012
Government policy, clean fuel access, and persistent fuel stacking in Ecuador
The Lulun Project's social marketing strategy in a trial to introduce eggs during complementary feeding in Ecuador
The double burden of chronic malnutrition and overweight and obesity in Ecuadorian mothers and children, 1986-2012
Overweight, obesity, and food consumption in Galapagos: a window on the world.
Monitoreo y comportamiento del mosquito Aedes aegypti (Diptera:Culicidae) en las islas Galápagos, principal vector de dengue, chikungunya y Zika
Cracking the Egg Potential: Traditional Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in a Food-Based Nutrition Intervention in Highland Ecuador
Malnutrition in all its forms differs by socieoeconomic status, education level and race/ethnicity in Ecuador.
Manutrition in all its forms differes by socioeconomic status, education level and reace/ethnicity in Ecuador
Eggs early in complementary feeding increase choline pathway biomarkers and DHA: a randomized controlled trial in Ecuador
Semaforo nutricional de alimentos procesados: estudio cualitativo sobre conocimientos, comprension, actitudes y practicas en el Ecuador
Eggs in early complementary feeding and child growth: a randomized controlled trial
Physically demanding labor and health among indigenous women in the Ecuadorian highlands
Physically Demanding Labor and Health Among Indigenous Women in the Ecuadorian Highlands
Discourse vs practice: are traditional practices and beliefs in pregnancy and childbirth included or excluded in the Ecuadorian health care system?
Egg and dairy consumption were not associated with allergic reactions or allergy-like symptoms in 6 to 9 month-old infants from rural Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Animal husbandry practices and perceptions of zoonotic infectious disease risks among livestock keepers in a rural parish of Quito, Ecuador
Pharmacogenetics and ethnicity: relevance for clinical implementation, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance and drug regulation in Latin America
A qualitative study of consumer perceptions and use of traffic light food labelling in Ecuador
Ecosystem determinants of malaria risk in indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon
Ecosystem determinants of malaria risk in indigenous and non-­‐indigenous communiIes in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon
Ecuador’s National Health and Nutrition Survey: objectives, design, and methods
Libertad, equidad, igualdad y desarrollo
Aging, health, and identity in Ecuador's indigenous communities
The double burden of undernutritionand excess body weight in Ecuador
Who gets fortified: children or corporations?
The double burden of under nutrition and excess body weight in Ecuador
Ecuador’s National Health and Nutrition Survey: Objectives, Design, and Methods
Social Marketing: A Psychosocial Strategy for a Positive Behavioral Change
Avances y brechas en salud para las personas mayores en los paises andinos
Envejecimiento, Salud y Bienestar en los Adultos Mayores Indígenas del Ecuador
Condiciones de salud en los adultos mayores en el Ecuador: desafíos presentes y futuros
Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento del Adulto Mayor Indígenas en el Ecuador.
Encuesta Nacional de Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento: SABE II Ecuador, 2009-2010.
Qualitative methods for assessing conditional cash transfer programs: the case of Panama.
Encuesta Nacional de Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento: SABE I Ecuador, 2009-2010
SABE I. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Bienestar y Envejecimiento Ecuador 2009 - 2010
Globalización, restructuración socioeconómica y transición epidemiológica
Indigenous Communities, Landlords, and the State: Land and Labor in Highland Ecuador, 1950 – 1975
Salud, transición y globalización: la experiencia del Ecuador
Use of the veterens history project to assess health impacts of military experiences on World War II veterens
Globalization and epidemiological overlap in 21st century Ecuador
Observational Research in Global Health Communications
Rural poverty in Ecuador: assessing local realities for the development of anti-poverty programs
Globalization, socioeconomic restructuring, and community health
The road of many returns: fural bases of the informal urban economy
Rural Poverty in Ecuador--A Qualitative Assessment
Las Agroexportaciones no Tradicionales Como Respuesta Empresarial a las Transformaciones Fordistas Mundiales
Sistemas Productivos en la Transformación de la Amazonía
The Changing Structure of Female Agricultural Land Ownership, 1946 and 1978


Sociología Rural y Agraria, Salud Pública, Desarrollo, Evaluación e Investigacion Cualitativa y Cuantitativa. / Salud Pública; Determinantes Sociales de Salud, Nutrición y Desarrollo; Sector Rural y Agricultura, Pobreza Crítica, Protección Social, Migración y Vínculos Rurales-Urbanos, Medio Ambiente, Género, Grupos Indígenas y Adultos Mayores, Ética en la Investigación, Diseño, Implementación y Evaluación de Proyectos de Desarrollo Social.