Maria Maixenchs has a Nursing degree from de University of Vic (UVic), a MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health from the University of Barcelona (UB), a BSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), a BA on Culture of Peace (UAB) and a MSc in Clinical Research: International Health Track (UB).

She worked for Médecins Sans Frontières in Kenya, Angola, and Darfur from 1999 to 2004. Thereafter she was a researcher at the School for a Culture of Peace (UAB).

In 2006 she joined the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and has been working in social sciences research, spending 5 years in Mozambique. Currently, she is based in Barcelona. Her current interest is on issues related to acceptability and feasibility of new methods for cause of death determination.

Main Publications

  • Maixenchs M, et al. (2016) Willingness to Know the Cause of Death and Hypothetical Acceptability of the Minimally Invasive Autopsy in Six Diverse African and Asian Settings: A Mixed Methods Socio-Behavioural Study. PLoS Med 13(11): e1002172. doi:10.1371/vjournal.pmed.1002172
  • Castillo P, et al. (2016) Validity of a Minimally Invasive Autopsy for Cause of Death Determination in Adults in Mozambique: An Observational Study. PLoS Med 13(11): e1002171. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002171
  • Maixenchs M, et al. (2015) Post-ART Symptoms Were Not the Problem: A Qualitative Study on Adherence to ART in HIV-Infected Patients in a Mozambican Rural Hospital. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137336. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137336
  • Bardají A, et al. (2011) Impact of Malaria at the End of Pregnancy on Infant Mortality and Morbidity. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011;203(5):691-699. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiq049
  • Sicuri E, et al. (2011) Costs associated with low birth weight in a rural area of Southern Mozambique. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28744. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028744