Rafael Ponce, MD

Ponce Terashima, RafaelEducation

  • MD, Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, Lima, Peru
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital
  • Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interest

Dr. Ponce’s research focuses on applying geographic information systems to understanding infectious diseases dynamics, as well as antibiotic resistant bacteria in surface waters.

Selected Publications

  • Moretto, V. T., Cordeiro, S. M., Bartley, P. S., Silva, L. K., Ponce-Terashima, R., Reis, M. G., Blanton, R. E., Barbosa, L. M. (2021). Antimicrobial-resistant enterobacteria in surface waters with fecal contamination from urban and rural communities. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical. https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0724-2020
  • Bartley, P. S., Domitrovic, T. N., Moretto, V. T., Santos, C. S., Ponce-Terashima, R., Reis, M. G., Barbosa, L. M., Blanton, R. E., Bonomo, R. A., Perez, F. (2019). Antibiotic resistance in enterobacteriaceae from surface waters in Urban Brazil highlights the risks of poor sanitation. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (6), 1369–1377. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0726
  • Barbosa, L. M., Reis, E. A., dos Santos, C. R. A., Costa, J. M., Carmo, T. M., Aminu, P. T., Pitanga, T. N., Ponce-Terashima, R., Blank, W. A., Silva, L. K., Reis, M. G., Blanton, R. E. (2016). Repeated praziquantel treatments remodel the genetic and spatial landscape of schistosomiasis risk and transmission. International Journal for Parasitology, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.01.007
  • Suwantarat, N., M Dumford III, D., Ponce-Terashima, R., Kundrapu, S., Zabarsky, T. F., Zhu, H., Donskey, C. J. (2013). Modification of antimicrobial prophylaxis based on rectal culture results to prevent fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli infections after prostate biopsy. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, (9), 973–976. https://doi.org/10.1086/671734
  • Ponce-Terashima, R., Koskey, A. M., Reis, M. G., McLellan, S. L., Blanton, R. E. (2014). Sources and Distribution of Surface Water Fecal Contamination and Prevalence of Schistosomiasis in a Brazilian Village. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(10), e3186. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003186
  • Perez, F., Ponce-Terashima, R., Adams, M. D., Bonomo, R. A. (2011). Are we closing in on an “elusive enemy”? The current status of our battle with Acinetobacter baumannii. Virulence, 2(2), 0–1. http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/virulence/article/15748/
  • Ponce Terashima, R. A. P. J. L. R. R. Y. M. A. V. C. J. R. B. E. V. C. J. (2005). Variation in the Level of Carboxyhemoglobin among City Runners in Environments with Motor Vehicle Transit at the San Isidro District. Revista Medica Herediana, 16(4), 266–272. http://www.scielo.org.pe/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S1018-130X2005000400007&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

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Professional Involvement

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

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