Diego Montecino-Latorre, BVSc, MPVM

Diego Montecino portrait

Graduate Student Researcher, One Health Institute


Diego is currently a PhD candidate in epidemiology. His research focuses on consequences and dynamics of wildlife and marine diseases, and the impacts of free-ranging dogs in Chile, with strong convictions to science-based decision making. He is currently involved in projects in the West Coast of the United States, Ghana, Tanzania and Chile. 

Major professor:

Jonna Mazet

OHI affiliation:

Wildlife Health Center

Recent projects: 

Sea Star Decline

Link to El Mercurio story

Sarcoptic mange in endangered San Joaquin kit foxes

Recent publications:

Assessing the role of dens in the spread, establishment and persistence of sarcoptic mange in an endangered canid
Disease epidemic and a marine heat wave are associated with the continental-scale collapse of a pivotal predator (Pycnopodia helianthoides)

Evidence supporting that human-subsidized free-ranging dogs are the main cause of animal losses in small-scale farms in Chile

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