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COVID-19 in Brazil (ID Epi Seminar Series)

2021/03/04 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Woman smilingPresented by Dr. Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography, Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and co-director of the Brazil Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). Register for the event here.

Dr. Castro’s research focuses on the development and use of multidisciplinary approaches to identify the determinants of infectious disease transmission in different ecological settings to inform control policies. She earned a PhD in Demography from Princeton University.




Recommended readings:

  • Ranzani OT, Bastos LSL, Gelli JGM, et al. Characterisation of the first 250 000 hospital admissions for COVID-19 in Brazil: a retrospective analysis of nationwide data. Lancet Respir Med. 2021 Jan 15:S2213-2600(20)30560-9. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30560-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33460571; PMCID: PMC7834889.
  • Buss LF, Prete CA Jr, Abrahim CMM, et al. Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic. Science. 2021 Jan 15;371(6526):288-292. doi: 10.1126/science.abe9728. Epub 2020 Dec 8. PMID: 33293339.
  • Candido DS, Claro IM, de Jesus JG, et al. Evolution and epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil. Science. 2020 Sep 4;369(6508):1255-1260. doi: 10.1126/science.abd2161. Epub 2020 Jul 23. PMID: 32703910; PMCID: PMC7402630.