BrazilDay2014

Vistors to LSHTM at Brazil Day 2014 included:

Estela M. L. Aquino (MD, MPH, PhD)

Claudia Ida Brodskyn (PhD)

Barros Miranda Filho (PhD)

Gulnar Azevedo e Silva (MSc, PhD)

Maria Guadalupe Medina (MD, MPH, PhD)

Michael E. Reichenheim (MSc, PhD)

Mauricio L. Barreto (MD, MPH, PhD)

Rosana Aquino (MD, MPH, PhD)

Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes (PhD)

Wayner Vieira de Souza (PhD)

Alexandre Costa Pereira (MD, PhD)

Aluisio Cotrim Segurado (PhD)

Anna Sara Shafferman Levin (PhD)

Ester Cerdeira Sabino (PhD)

Paulo Rossi Menezes (PhD)

Elis Borde

Ana Sartori (MD, PhD)

 

Estela M. L. Aquino (MD, MPH, PhD)

Professor in Epidemiology; Methods For Health Research; Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Email: estela@ufba.br       Tel/Fax:+55 (71) 3283-7422

Affiliated to: Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahia,

Disciplines: Epidemiology; Methods for Health Research; Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health.

Research areas: Gender and Health, Reproductive Health, Adults Health.

Other keywords: Women’s health, abortion, adolescent health

Biosketch (Complete CV in http://lattes.cnpq.br/0124603260134608 )

Graduated in Medicine, Masters in Social Medicine and PhD in Epidemiology.

Associate Professor of Instituto de Saúde Coletiva, Universidade Federal da Bahia, where she leads MUSA – Gender and Health Research Program.  From 1996 to 2009, coordinated the Interagency Program for Training in Research Methodology in Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health, funded by Ford Foundation. Currently, PI of the “ELSA-Brasil: Longitudinal Study of Adult Health” at UFBA and is member of its National Coordination Board. She is a founding memberand coordinated from 1995 to 2000 the Working Group on Gender and Health of the Brazilian Public Health Association (ABRASCO). From 2007 to 2014 she has been a Councilor of the Brazilian National Council for Women’s Rights.She has organized numerous events on gender equity and sexual and reproductive rights, highlighting the Seminars “Health and Reproductive Rights in Brazil: Impact of the Cairo Conference in public policy”, 1998 (Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, UNFPA and Brazilian Ministry of Health) and “Health, sexual and reproductive rights: support for public policies”, 2007.She was honored with the “Tribute25YearsWomen’s Health and Cairo + 15” by the Minister of Health for her significant contribution to the last 25 years of advances in Women’s Health in Brazil and for her initiative in defense of gender equity and respect for the Human Rights of women.

 

Selected Publications (2011-2014)

  1.  SCHMIDT, M. I. Duncan, B. B., MILL, J. G., LOTUFO, P. A., CHOR, D., Barreto, S. M., Aquino, Estela ML, PASSOS, V. M. A., MATTOS, S. M. A., MOLINA, M. C., Carvalho, M. S., BENSENOR, I. M. Cohort Profile: Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSABrasil). Int.l J. Epidemiology. , v.X, p.1 – 8, 2014.
  2. AQUINO, E. M. L.,  et al.  Ethical issues in longitudinal studies: the case of ELSA-Brasil.Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. v.47, p.19 – 26, 2013.
  3. ALMEIDA, C. P. M., AQUINO, EMLExperience of importation of equipment for research in the ELSA-Brasil.Rev. Saúde Pública [online], v.47, p.140 – 149, 2013.
  4. CHOR, D., ALVES, M. G. M., GIATTI, L., CADE, N. V., NUNES, M. A., MOLINA, M. C., BENSENOR, I. M., AQUINO, E. M. L., et al  Questionnaire development in ELSA-Brasil: challenges of a multidimensional instrument.Rev. Saúde Pública[online], v.47, p.27 – 36, 2013.
  5. AQUINO, E M L, et al.  Participants recruitment in ELSA-Brasil (Brazilian Longitudinal Study for Adult Health)Rev. Saúde Pública[online], v.47, p.10 – 18, 2013.
  6. AQUINO,E. M. et al Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil): Objectives and Design. American Journal of Epidemiology, v.175, p.315 – 324, 2012.
  7. GRIEP, R. H., AQUINO, EML, CHOR, D.et al. Test-retest reliability of the scale silhouettes figures of body image in Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health. Cadernos de Saúde Pública (ENSP. Impresso), v.28, p.1790 – 1794, 2012.
  8. DUNCAN, B. B., CHOR, D., AQUINO, EML  et al, A. Chronic non-communicable diseases in Brazil:priorities for disease management and research.Rev. Saúde Pública[online], v.46, p.126 – 134, 2012.
  9. FERNANDES, L. G.,AQUINO, EMLPolycystic ovary syndrome in Salvador, Brazil: a prevalence study in primary healthcare. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology., v.10, p.96 – , 2012.
  10. ALMEIDA, MCC, AQUINO, EML Adolescent pregnancy and completion of basic education: a study of young people in three state capital cities in Brazil.  Cadernos de Saúde Pública). , 2011.
  11. VICTORA CG, AQUINO EM, et al  Maternal and child health in Brazil: progress and challenges. The Lancet. 2011 May 28;377(9780):1863-76. Epub 2011 May 9. PubMed PMID: 21561656.
  12. VICTORA CG, BARRETO ML, DO CARMO LEAL M, MONTEIRO CA, SCHMIDT MI, PAIM J, BASTOS FI, ALMEIDA C, BAHIA L, TRAVASSOS C, REICHENHEIM M, BARROS FC; The Lancet Brazil Series Working Group (Aquino, EML). Health conditions and health-policyinnovations in Brazil: the way forward. The Lancet. 2011 Jun 11;377(9782):2042-53. Epub 2011 May 9. PubMed PMID: 21561659.

Current Grants

Elsa-Brasil – Longitudinal Study of Adult Health

The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease

Health care, risk factors and early detection of breast cancer among women workers in a public university of Bahia    PPSUS-FAPESB/SESAB

Claudia Ida Brodskyn (PhD)

Associate Professor, Dept. Biointeraction, Immunology

Affiliated to: Federal University of Bahia

Investigator, Fundação Oswaldo cruz

Affiliated to: Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, Brazil

Our group has worked in 3 main research areas Immunoregulation in human leishmaniasis, Inflammation associated to early events in leishmaniasis and vaccine for visceral leishmaniasis.In immunoregulation in human leishmaniasis study, we showed the role played by CD8T cells in the pathogenesis of cutaneous leishmaniasis, analyzing the biopsies of the patient’s lesions. More recently, we confirmed these results, evaluating by proteomic analyses the presence of Caspse-9, caspase-3, and granzyme B in lesions of patients and their correlation with the severity of disease. We have also worked on the interaction between human neutrophils and Leishmania amazonensis. and observed an important role of LTB4 in triggering killing mechanisms of this cell, allowing intracellular parasite destruction. We have also observed that the interaction between infected macrophages and neutrophils leads to LTB-4 and TNF-a secretion by macrophages. These mediators are responsible for intracellular parasite killing, and induce a severe inflammation at the infection site.Recently, reports have described the importance of sand fly factors associated with the establishment of infection by Leishmania. We showed an association between the presence of immune response against salivary proteins of the vector and the protection against the infection by L. infantum in people living in endemic area for visceral leishmaniasis. In collaboration with the Valenzuela group from NIH, we characterized one salivary protein from Lutzomyia longipalpis, the vector responsible for the transmission of L. infantum in Brazil, which conferred protection against infection by L. infantum in hamsters. The same protein protected against infection by L. braziliensis.

Selected Publications

1. TAVARES, Natalia Machado; Araujo-Santos T ; AFONSO, L. ; Nogueira PM ; LOPES, U. G. ; SOARES, R. P. ; BOZZA, P. T. ; BANDEIRA-MELO, C. ; BORGES, Valeria ; Brodskyn, C. . Understanding the mechanisms controlling L. amazonensis infection in vitro: the role of LTB4 derived from human neutrophils. J. Infect. Diseases 2014.

2. SILVA, C ; Boaventura VS ; CARDOSO, C. R. ; TAVARES, Natalia Machado ; LORDELO, M. J. ; NORONHA, A. ; COSTA, J ; BORGES, V ; OLIVEIRA, C I de ; WEYEMBERGH, Johan Van ; BARRAL, A ; BARRAL NETTO, M ; Brodskyn, Claudia Ida . CD8+ Granzyme B+ T cells-mediated tissue injury versus CD4+IFNγ+ T cells-mediated parasite killing in human cutaneous leishmaniasis. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, v. 133, p. 1533-1540, 2013.

3. COSTA, D. et al.  Experimental Infection of Dogs with Leishmania and Saliva as a Model to Study Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis. Plos One, v. 8, p. e60535, 2013.

4. TAVARES, Natalia Machado ; SILVA, Robson Amaro da ; COSTA, D. J. ; PITOMBO, M. ; Fukutani, Kiyoshi F. ; MIRANDA, Jose Carlos ; VALENZUELA, J. G. ; BARRAL, A ; de Oliveira, Camila Indiani ; BARRAL-NETTO, M. ; Brodskyn, C. . Lutzomyia longipalpis Saliva or Salivary Protein LJM19 Protects against Leishmania braziliensis and the Saliva of Its Vector, Lutzomyia intermedia. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 5, p. el 169, 2011.

5. Boaventura VS ; SANTOS, Claire ; CARDOSO, C. R. ; SANTOS, Washington Luis Conrado dos ; SILVA, J. S. ; BORGES, Valeria ; BARRAL-NETTO, M. ; BRODSKYN, C. I. ; BARRAL, A . Human Mucosal Leishmaniasis Neutrophils infiltrate area of tissue damage that express high levels of Th17-related cytokines. European Journal of Immunology, v. 40, p. 1-7, 2010.

6. GOMES, R ; et al. Immunization with a sand fly salivary protein from a vector of visceral leishmaniasis protects against the fatal outcome of disease. PNAS. 105,  7845-50, 2008.

 

Barros Miranda Filho (PhD)

Professor at the University of Pernambuco (UPE), Department of Infectious Diseases

Affiliated to: University of Pernambuco (UPE)

Bachelor in Medicine by the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas/UPE (1986), Master in Tropical Medicine by the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1996) and PhD in Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias from Universidade de São Paulo/USP (2002). He spent 8 month as academic visitor at the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health (LSHTM) with a scholarship from the Science Without Borders Program of the Brazilian Government in 2013.

Miranda-Filho is a professor at the University of Pernambuco (UPE), Department of Infectious Diseases. He is the coordinator of the Health Sciences Postgraduate Program – Master degree and PhD and his mainly activities are teaching and research in the area of infectious diseases, particularly tetanus, HIV/AIDS, dengue, meningitis and leptospirosis.

Among the more recent research activities:

He has been participating in the joint coordination of the AIDS-PE Study Group Consortium. The group was structured from the financing by the Ministry of Health of 03 projects and he coordinates one of them. In order to optimize the use of resources and strengthen the proposed research, a single group was formed involving researchers,undergraduate, master’s and PhDstudents of the UPE and UFPE. A cohort of approximately 2,300 persons living with HIV/AIDS is being followed.

Coordination of the project:

Cost-effectiveness of expanding rapid test for the diagnosis of HIV infection for the Basic Health Units and cost-effectiveness of first-line antiretroviral regimens offered by the National Health System for the treatment of HIV infection. This study was funded by the Ministry of Health and is being developed in partnership with in the UFPE, FIOCRUZ-PE, Secretaria de Saúde de Pernambuco (Health Secretariat of Pernambuco) and LSHTM. There are an undergraduate student and two PhD students involved in this project.

 

There is an ongoing collaborative work with Dr. Laura Rodrigues (LSHTM) and there is an interest in strengthening the collaboration with the LSHTM, especially withindividuals/groups working with advanced methods in cohort analysis. We would be interested in applying for SWB fellowship to bring post docs to work with our group in Brazil.

 

Selected Publications:

1. Montarroyos, Ulisses Ramos; Miranda-Filho, Demócrito de Barros; Cesar, CC; SOUZA, Wayner Vieira; Melo, Heloisa Ramos Lacerda; Albuquerque, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão; Aguiar, MF; Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar. Factors Related to Changes in CD4+ T-Cell Counts over Time in Patients Living with HIV/AIDS: A Multilevel Analysis. Plos One, v.9, p.e84276-e84283, 2014.

2. Coimbra, Isabella; Maruza, Magda; Albuquerque, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão; Batista, Joanna d’Arc Lyra; Braga, Maria Cynthia; Moura, Líbia Vilela; Miranda-Filho, Demócrito B; Montarroyos, Ulisses Ramos; Lacerda, Heloísa Ramos; Rodrigues, Laura Cunha; Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar. Validating a Scoring System for the Diagnosis of Smear-Negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Adults. Plos One, v.9, p.e95828, 2014.

3. Miranda-Filho, Demócrito de Barros; Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar; Siqueira-Filha, Noêmia Teixeira; Santos, Andreia Costa. TM & IH. Tropical Medicine and International Health (Print), v. 18, p. 555-563, 2013.

4. Nabity, Scott A; Ribeiro, Guilherme S; Lessa Aquino, Carolina; Takahashi, Daniele; Damião, Alcinéia Oliveira; Gonçalves, André Ho; Miranda-Filho, Demócrito B; Greenwald, Rena; Esfandiari, Javan; Lyashchenko, Konstantin P; Reis, Mitermayer G; Medeiros, Marco A; Ko, Albert I. Accuracy of a Dual Path Platform (DPP) Assay for the Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Human Leptospirosis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (Online), v.6, p.e1878, 2012.

5. Miranda-Filho, Demócrito de Barros; Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar; Barone, Antônio Alci; Vaz, Vicente Luiz; Vieira, Aderbal Gomes; Albuquerque, Valéria Maria. Randomised controlled trial of tetanus treatment with antitetanus immunoglobulin by the intrathecal or intramuscular route. BMJ. British Medical Journal, London, v.328, p.615-0, 2004.

 

Gulnar Azevedo e Silva (MSc, PhD)

Professor of Epidemiology

Email: gulnar@ims.uerj.br      Tel: +55 21 23340235

Affiliated to: Institute of Social Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Gulnar qualified in medicine at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and completed an MSc in Public Health at UERJ and a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of São Paulo (USP).  She worked in the Epidemiology Division at the Brazilian National Cancer Institute, giving special attention to the technical work and the scientific development of Brazilian Cancer Registries. In 2000, she became Professor of Epidemiology in the Institute of Social Medicine at UERJ, where she teaches epidemiology of non communicable diseases and methods applied to cancer epidemiology, and supervises MSc and PhD students.

From 2003 to 2007, she coordinated the Prevention Unit at the National Cancer Institute and, since 2008, takes part in the Advisory Committee for Non Communicable Diseases Control of the Surveillance Branch of the Ministry of Health. Since 2006, she participates in the Steering Committee of the Global Study of Cancer Survival (CONCORD).

Research

Most of her current research focuses on studies on the effectiveness of cancer screening strategies in primary health care services, on survival analysis of patients assisted in units of the Brazilian Unified Health System, and on time trends analysis of mortality and incidence of the main types of cancer related to social inequalities. The on-going projects receive financial support from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) and Ministério da Saúde.

 

Selected Publications:

Meira KC, Azevedo e Silva G; Silva CMF; Valente JG. Efeito idade-periodo-coorte na mortalidade por cancer do colo uterino. Revista de Saúde Pública. 2013;47:274-282.

Azevedo e Silva G, Valente JG. Tobacco control: learning from Uruguay. Lancet (British edition). 2012;380:1538-1540.

Schmidt MI, Duncan BB, Azevedo e Silva G, Menezes AM, Monteiro CA, Barreto SM, Chor D, Menezes PR . Chronic non-communicable diseases in Brazil: burden and current challenges. Lancet (British edition). 2011;37:1949-1961.

Gamarra CJ, Valente JG. ; Azevedo e Silva G. Magnitude da mortalidade por câncer do na Região Nordeste do Brasil e fatores socioeconômicos. Pan American Journal of Public Health.. 2010;28:100-106.

Azevedo e Silva G, Eluf Neto J, Serpa MJA, Carmo PA, Barretos H, Inomata O, Kissumi T. Organochlorines and Breast Cancer: A Case-Control study in Brazil. International Journal of Cancer. 1999;83:596-600.

 

Interest in collaborations

1. To continue the collaboration with Michel Coleman on cancer survival (CONCORD Study)

2. To expand the collaboration with Isabel dos Santos Silva on studies of screening and early detection of breast cancer.

Maria Guadalupe Medina (MD, MPH, PhD)

Professor, post graduate Program in Public Health; Head,  Primary Health Care Research Group, ISC – UFBA

Email: medina@ufba.br     Tel: +55  71  3283-7402/7403 – Fax +55  71  3283-7402

Affiliated to:  Institute of Public Health of the Federal University of Bahia (ISC – UFBA)

Maria Guadalupe Medina is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Health of the Federal University of Bahia (ISC – UFBA).  MD, MPH in Community Health, PhD in Public Health at UFBA. Areas of research interest: primary health care evaluation, historical and socio-analysis of policies and health promotion evaluation.

Research And Professional Experience

Since 1994, I am a fellow researcher and participant of coordination’s team of the Integrated Program for Research and Technical Cooperation in Training and Evaluation in Primary Health Care(GRAB -ISC/UFBA). GRAB develops research projects to evaluate and disseminate innovative and instrumentation tools for health multi professional teams, integrating teaching activities and technical cooperation with health services providers. Main partnerships are Ministry of Health of Brazil and Health Department of counties and municipalities. International partnerships with New York University (USA), University of Montreal (CA) and Angers University (FR). I have as current research areas primary health care, policy and program evaluation, and health promotion evaluation. My specific research work areas in the field of PHC are: implementation analysis of primary care interventions, historical and socio-analysis of policies related to primary health care, effectiveness analysis of interventions articulating health promotion and primary health care, work process evaluation in PHC. The main aim of these projects is to investigate and to support the articulation of public health and clinical practices and knowledge to improve the work process in health, especially in primary health teams’ acting in territories.

Selected Publications:

MEDINA MG; HARTZ ZMA. The role of the Family Health Program in the organization of primary care in municipal health systems. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 25:1153-1167, 2009

DOURADO MIC; OLIVEIRA VB; AQUINO R; BONOLO P ; LIMA-COSTA MF; MEDINA MG; MOTA ELA; TURCI M; MACINKO J. Trends in primary health care sensitive conditions in Brazil: the role of the Family Health Program(Project ICSAP-Brazil). Medical Care, 49:577-584, 2011.

MACINKO J; DOURADO MIC; AQUINO R; BONOLO PF; LIMA-COSTA MF; MEDINA MG; MOTA E; OLIVEIRA VB; TURCI M. Major Expansion Of Primary Care In Brazil Linked To Decline In Unnecessary Hospitalization. Health Affairs, 29: 2149-2160, 2010.

MEDINA MG; FLEURET S. Des soin primaires à la territorialisation de la santé: le cas du Brésil. In: FLEURET S; HOYEZ AC (Org.). Santé et géographie: nouveaux regards. 1ed. Paris: Economica; Anthopos, 2011, v. 1, p. 179-194.

MONTEKIO VB; MEDINA MG; AQUINO R. Sistema de Salud de Brasil. Salud Pública de México, 53: S120-S131, 2011.

 

Michael E. Reichenheim (MSc, PhD)

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology

Email: michael@ims.uerj.br    Tel: +55 21 23340235

Affiliated to:  Institute of Social Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro

 

Background 

Michael graduated in Medicine (Pediatrics) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1979; obtained his MSc in Maternal and Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University of London in 1984; and finished his PhD in Public Health in 1988, also at ICH/UL (a joint supervision appointment at the Evaluation and Planning Centre, LSHTM). He did a post-doc in epidemiology and biostatistics at the Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge (1996/7). Michael is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Medicine, State University of Rio de Janeiro and has been a member of the editorial boards of Cadernos de Saúde Pública/Journal of Public Health, and Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology for more than a decade and has been Deputy Head (Director) of the IMS since 2008.

 

Research: Evolving from Maternal and Child Health epidemiology, Michael’s research has focused on the epidemiology of family violence and related psychosocial events (FV+), not only in children/adolescents and women), but also in the elderly. The Epidemiology Research Programme on Family Violence, which he has coordinated since 1994, has been pursuing knowledge  the prevalence and profiles at the population level; FV+ among health care users and their detection; and FV+ as risk factors for deleterious health consequences. His interests have also focused on methodology, especially in the assessment of epidemiological measurement tools/instruments (including models for cross‑cultural adaptation, software development and teaching materials).

 

Selected Publications:

Reichenheim ME et al.  The role of intimate partner violence and other health-related social factors on postpartum common mental disorders: A survey-based structural equation modeling analysis. BMC Public Health 2014 (in press).

Reichenheim ME et al. Assessing construct structural validity of epidemiological measurement tools: A seven-step roadmap. Cadernos de Saúde Pública 2014 (in press).

Reichenheim ME et al. Structural validity of the tonic immobility scale in a population exposed to trauma: evidence from two large Brazilian samples. PLoS One 2014; 9:e94367.

Lobato G, Moraes CL, Dias AS, Reichenheim ME. Alcohol misuse among partners: a potential effect modifier in the relationship between physical intimate partner violence and postpartum depression. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2012; 47:427-438.

Reichenheim ME et al. Violence and injuries in Brazil: the effect, progress made, and challenges ahead. Lancet 2011; 377:1962-1975.

Moraes CL, Silva TST, Reichenheim ME, Azevedo GL, Oliveira ASD, Braga JU. Physical violence between intimate partners during pregnancy and postpartum: a prediction model for use in primary health care facilities. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2011; 25:478-486.

Reichenheim ME et al. Revisiting the dimensional structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS): empirical evidence for a general factor. BMC-Medical Res.Methodology 2011; 11:94.

 

Interest in collaborations

  1. Studies on the relationship between family violence and other psychosocial with mental health related outcomes. Identified potential partnership: Centre for Global Mental Health (collaboration between LSHTM and King’s Health Partners (incorporating King’s College London), including the Institute of Psychiatry and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts.
  1. Department of Medical Statistics for methodological issues (e.g., structural equation models/latent class analysis, missing data analysis).

 

Mauricio L. Barreto (MD, MPH, PhD)

Professor of Collective Health Epidemiology

Affiliated to: Institute of Public Health of the Federal University of Bahia (ISC – UFBA) and Honorary Professor, LSHTM.

Areas of research interest: Infectious diseases epidemiology, asthma, health impact assessment, social determinants of health.

Research and Professional Experience

After finishing my medical studies in 1977, I completed a Master’s degree in Public Health, and in 1980 began my academic career at the School of Medicine, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. In 1987, I was awarded a Ph.D. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London. In 1998, I became Professor of Epidemiology at the Institute of Collective Health, Federal University of Bahia, where I served as Head of Department, Coordinator of the post-graduate program, and Vice-director. I have mentored students at all levels, and have so far successfully oriented 21 PhDs dissertations. My research interests include the study of macro and micro determinants of infections and infectious diseases, the social determinants of health and the evaluation of the impact of health technologies and social programs on health. The infectious diseases I have studied include  S. mansoni, intestinal helminths infections, diarrhea, tuberculosis, leprosy and dengue. More recently, I included, as a research topic, asthma and allergy in the frame of the so called “hygiene hypothesis”. This broad interest in different epidemiological topics is at the basis of the interdisciplinary characteristics of my work, which I carry on jointly with a large network of collaborators, including, in addition to epidemiologists, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, environmentalists, statisticians, nutritionists, micro-biologists, virologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, mathematicians and physicists, thus reflecting the multi- and inter-disciplinary perspective of my research program.  I have been the PI or co-PI of several large research studies. At present, I coordinate the SCAALA (Social Change Asthma and Allergies in Latin America) network and a Center devoted to Innovation in Public health (CITECS). As part of my associative activities I has been vice-president for Science and Technology Affairs of the Brazilian Association of Public Health (ABRASCO) in 2006-2009 and Councillor for Latin America and Caribbean of the International Epidemiological Association in the period 2003-2008. I participated in several health policies and scientific advisory boards in national and international agencies. I have published over 330 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, with a high bibliometric impact (H-index =50 in Google Scholar, 32 in Scopus and 28 in ISI/Web of Science)  but also an impact in policies.  I am Honorary Senior Researcher (Level I-A) at the National Research Council (CNPq), fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Editorial consultant of the Lancet  and up to February 2011 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (BMJ group).

Selected Recent Publications (out of 331):

  1. Barreto ML, Teixeira MG, Bastos FI,  Ximenes RA,  Barata RB, Rodrigues LC.  Successes and failures in the control of infectious diseases in Brazil: social and environmental context, policies, interventions, and research needs. Lancet 2011; 377:1877-1889.
  2. Victora CG, Barreto ML, Leal MC, Monteiro CA, Scmidt MI, Paim J, Bastos FI, Almeida C, Bahia L, Travassos C, Reichenheim M, Barros FC  and the Lancet Brazil Series Working Group. Health conditions and health-policy innovations in Brazil: the way forward. Lancet 377;(9782):2042–2053.
  3. Cooper PJ, Rodrigues LC, Barreto ML. Influence of poverty and infection on asthma in Latin America. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 2012; 12:171-178.
  4. Pereira SM, Barreto ML, Pilger D, Cruz AA, Cunha SS, Sant’Anna C, Ichihara MY, Santos AC, Genser B,Rodrigues LC. Vaccine effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of first BCG vaccination against tuberculosis in school age children without prior tuberculin test: findings from the BCG-REVAC cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2012;12:300-6.
  5. Rasella D,  Aquino R, Santos CAT, Paes-Sousa R, Barreto ML. Effect of a conditional cash transfer programme on childhood mortality: a nationwide analysis of Brazilian municipalities. Lancet 2013; 382(9886):57-64
  6. Barreto ML, Rasella D, Machado DB, Aquino R, Lima D, Garcia LP, Boing AC, Santos J, Escalante J, Aquino EML, Travassos C. Monitoring and evaluating progress towards universal health coverage in Brazil. PLOS Medicine, in press

 

Rosana Aquino (MD, MPH, PhD)

Professor and Deputy (since 2011), Post graduate Program in Public Health, ISC – UFBA

Email: aquino@ufba.br    Tel: +55 71 3283-7402/ 7405 – Fax +5571 3283-7402

Affiliated to:  Institute of Public Health of the Federal University of Bahia (ISC – UFBA)

Areas of research interest: evaluation of social policy and program, effectiveness evaluation of primary health care and health promotion evaluation.

Rosana Aquino is an Associate Professor at Instituto de Saúde Coletiva  of the Federal University of Bahia (ISC – UFBA). MD, MPH in Community Health, PhD in Public Health (Epidemiology) at UFBA.

Research Experience

Since 1994, I am a fellow researcher and participant of coordination’s team of GRAB (Integrated Program for Research and Technical Cooperation in Training and Evaluation in Primary Health Care – ISC-UFBA). GRAB develops research projects to evaluate and disseminate innovative and instrumentation tools for health multi professional teams, integrating teaching activities and technical cooperation with health services providers. Main partnerships are Ministry of Health of Brazil and Health Department of counties and municipalities. International partnerships with New York University (USA), University of Montreal (CA) and Angers University (FR). My research group focus on evaluation in primary health care and policy and program evaluation. My specific research areas of interest are effectiveness evaluation of primary health care (PHC), impact evaluation of social policies and social determinants of health.

 

Selected Publications:

AQUINO R, OLIVEIRA NF, BARRETO ML.  Impact of the Family Health Program on Infant Mortality in Brazilian Municipalities. American Journal of Public Health. 2009;99(1):87-93.

RASELLA D,  AQUINO R,  BARRETO ML. Reducing childhood mortality from diarrhea and lower respiratory tract infections in Brazil. Pediatrics, 2010; 126(3): e534-e540

DOURADO I; OLIVEIRA VB AQUINO R; BONOLO P; LIMA-COSTA MF; MEDINA MG; MOTA E; TURCI M; MACINKO J. Trends in primary health care sensitive conditions in Brazil: the role of the Family Health Program (Project ICSAP-Brazil). Medical Care, 49:577-584, 2011.

MACINKO J; DOURADO I; BONOLO P; AQUINO R; LIMA-COSTA MF; MEDINA MG; MOTA E; OLIVEIRA VB; TURCI M. Major Expansion of primary care in Brazil linked to decline in unnecessary hospitalization. Health Affairs, 29:2149-2160, 2010.

RASELLA D; AQUINO R; SANTOS CAT; PAES-SOUSA R; BARRETO ML. Effect of a conditional cash transfer programme on childhood mortality: a nationwide analysis of Brazilian municipalities. Lancet, 381: 1-9, 2013.

 

Ricardo Arraes de Alencar Ximenes (PhD)

Professor

Affiliated to:  Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Department of Tropical Medicine, and at the University of Pernambuco (UPE), Department of Clinical Medicine

Bachelor in Medicine by the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Master in Tropical Medicine by the  Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and PhD in Epidemiology by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Ximenes is a professor the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Department of Tropical Medicine, and at the University of Pernambuco (UPE), Department of Clinical Medicine. In both institutions he is linked to the post-graduate programs (Tropical Medicine Postgraduate Program – Master degree and PhD -UFPE and Health Sciences Postgraduate Program – Master degree and PhD-UPE) and his mainly activities in both institutions are teaching and research in the area of epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Among the more recent research activities, it is worth mentioning the national epidemiologic coordination  of the nationwide cross-sectional survey of prevalence and epidemiological patterns of hepatitis A, B and C, which is the first national survey ever conducted of viral hepatitis in Latin America. The study was developed in a collaborative manner involving Universities, State Departments of Health and State reference laboratories.  Nationwide, approximately 848 census tracts, 19,00 households and 31,000 residents were selected. Three articles have been published and others are in preparation. A seminar will be given presenting some of the results of the survey.

He has been participating in a joint coordination of the AIDS-PE group. The group was structured from the financing by the Ministry of Health of 03 projects coordinated by Dr. Miranda Filho, Dr. Lacerda and Dr. Militão Albuquerque. In order to optimize the use of resources and strengthen the proposed research, a single group was formed involving researchers and graduate students of the University of Pernambuco and Federal University of Pernambuco. A cohort of approximately 2,000 persons living with HIV/AIDS is being followed.

There is an ongoing collaborative work with Dr. Laura Rodrigues (LSHTM) and there is an interest in strengthening the collaboration with the LSHTM, especially with individuals/groups working with advanced methods in cohort analysis.

 

Selected Publications:

Montarroyos, Ulisses Ramos, Miranda filho, D. B., Cesar, C. C., Souza, Wayner Vieira, MELO, H.R.L., Albuquerque, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de, Aguiar, M. F., Ximenes, Ricardo A. A. Factors Related to Changes in CD4+ T-Cell Counts over Time in Patients Living with HIV/AIDS: A Multilevel Analysis. Plos One, v.9, p.e84276 – e84283, 2014.

Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar, Albuquerque, Maria de Fatima Pessoa Militão de, Souza, W. V, Montarroyos, U. R, Diniz, G. T N, Luna, C. F,Rodrigues, L. C. Is it better to be rich in a poor area or poor in a rich area? A multilevel analysis of a case-control study of social determinants of tuberculosis. International Journal of Epidemiology, p.1 – 10, 2009.

Pedrosa, F. A., Ximenes, R. A. A. Sociodemographic and environmental risk factors for American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in the State of Alagoas, Brazil. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v.81, p.195 – 201, 2009.

 Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar, Martelli, Celina Maria Turchi, Merchan-Hamann, E., Montarroyos, Ulisses Ramos, Braga, Maria Cynthia, Lima, Maria Luiza Carvalho de, Cardoso, M. R. A., Turchi, M. D., Costa, M. A., Alencar, Luiz Cláudio Arraes de, Moreira, Regina Célia, Figueiredo, G. M., Pereira, L. M. M. B.Multilevel analysis of hepatitis A infection in children and adolescents: a household survey in the Northeast and Central-west regions of Brazil. International Journal of Epidemiology, v.37, p.852 – 861, 2008.

Victora, Cesar G, Barreto, Mauricio L, do Carmo Leal, Maria, Monteiro, Carlos A, Schmidt, Maria Ines, Paim, Jairnilson, Bastos, Francisco I, Almeida, Celia, Bahia, Ligia, Travassos, Claudia, Reichenheim, Michael, Barros, Fernando C, Ximenes, R.A.A. Health conditions and health-policy innovations in Brazil: the way forward. Lancet (British edition), v.377, p.2042 – 2053, 2011.

 

Wayner Vieira de Souza (PhD)

Professor of Biostatistics

Affiliated to: Aggeu Magalhães Research Centre – FIOCRUZ Pernambuco, Department of Public Health

Bachelor in Statistics by the National School of Statitics – Rio de Janeiro, Master in Public Health by FIOCRUZ (1998) and PhD in Epidemiology by FIOCRUZ (2003).

Wayner is a professor of Biostatistics in Aggeu Magalhães Research Centre – FIOCRUZ Pernambuco, Department of Public Health and linked to the post-graduate program of Public Health (Master degree and PhD) and his mainly activities in the institution are teaching and research in the area quantitative methods in epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Has experience in the area of ​​Public Health with emphasis in Epidemiology, acting on the following topics: prevalence surveys, diagnostic methods assessment, biostatistics, spatial data analysis in health, mainly applied in tuberculosis, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and dengue.

There is an ongoing collaborative work with Dr. Laura Rodrigues (LSHTM) and there is an interest in strengthening the collaboration with the LSHTM, specially with individuals/groups working with sampling methods in vector surveillance, spatial data analysis and other issue in quantitative epidemiology.

 

Selected Publications:

Regis, Lêda N. ; Acioli, Ridelane Veiga ; Silveira, José Constantino ; Melo-Santos, Maria Alice Varjal ; Souza, Wayner Vieira ; Ribeiro, Cândida M. Nogueira. ; Da Silva, Juliana C. Serafim. ; Monteiro, Antonio Miguel Vieira ; Oliveira, Cláudia M. F. ; Barbosa, Rosângela M. R. ; Braga, Cynthia ; Rodrigues, Marco Aurélio Benedetti ; Silva, Marilú Gomes N. M. ; Ribeiro Jr., Paulo Justiniano ; Bonat, Wagner Hugo ; De Castro Medeiros, Liliam César ; Carvalho, Marilia Sa ; Furtado, André Freire . Sustained Reduction of the Dengue Vector Population Resulting from an Integrated Control Strategy Applied in Two Brazilian Cities. Plos One, v. 8, p. e67682, 2013.

Castanha, P. M. S. ; Cordeiro, M. T. ; Martelli, C. M. T. ; Souza, W. V. ; Marques, E. T. A. ; Braga, C. . Force of infection of dengue serotypes in a population-based study in the northeast of Brazil. Epidemiology and Infection (Online), v. 140, p. 1-9, 2012.

Rodriguez-Barraquer, Isabel ; Cordeiro, Marli T. ; Braga, Cynthia ; SOUZA, W. V. ; Marques, Ernesto T. ; Cummings, Derek A. T. . From Re-Emergence to Hyperendemicity: The Natural History of the Dengue Epidemic in Brazil. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 5, p. e935, 2011.

Braga, Cynthia ; Luna, Carlos Feitosa ; Martelli, Celina MariaTurchi ; Souza, Wayner Vieira de ; Cordeiro, Marli Tenório ; Alexander, Neal ; Albuquerque, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de ; Júnior, José Constantino Silveira ; Marques, Ernesto T. . Seroprevalence and risk factors for dengue infection in socio-economically distinct areas of Recife, Brazil. Acta Tropica, v. 113, p. 234-240, 2010.

Ximenes, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar, Albuquerque, Maria de Fatima Pessoa Militão de, Souza, W. V, Montarroyos, U. R, Diniz, G. T N, Luna, C. F,Rodrigues, L. C. Is it better to be rich in a poor area or poor in a rich area? A multilevel analysis of a case-control study of social determinants of tuberculosis. International Journal of Epidemiology, p.1 – 10, 2009.

SOUZA, W. V. ; Carvalho, M.S. ; ALBUQUERQUE, Maria de Fátima Militão de ; Barcellos, C.C. ; XIMENES, Ricardo Arraes de Alencar . Tuberculosis in intra-urban settings: a Bayesian approach. TM & IH. Tropical Medicine and International Health, v. 12, p. 323-330, 2007.

 

Alexandre Costa Pereira (MD, PhD)

Professor of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Director of the Human Genetics group of the Laboratory of Genetics & Molecular Cardiology

Affiliated to:  University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Heart Institute (InCor)

Biosketch  http://lattes.cnpq.br/9395773053542893

Alexandre C Pereira, MD, PhD, is Professor of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo Medical School and Director of the Human Genetics group of the Laboratory of Genetics & Molecular Cardiology at the Heart Institute (InCor).  He is an affiliated member of the Brazilian Academy of Science.  Dr. Pereira received his MD degree from the University of Sao Paulo Medical School and the PhD in Cardiology from the same Institution.  He completed a Research Fellowship in Genetics training at Harvard Medical School.
Since 1994 he has been at the University of Sao Paulo and his research has focused on the genetics of cardiovascular diseases. He has authored or co-authored over 100 original research reports. He is one of the Principal Investigators of the Corações de Baependi Project and has actively participated in the study design and analysis.

Selected Publications:

  1. Greenway SC, Pereira AC, Lin JC, DePalma SR, Israel SJ, Mesquita SM, Ergul E, Conta JH, Korn JM, McCarroll SA, Gorham JM, Gabriel S, Altshuler DM, Quintanilla-Dieck Mde L, Artunduaga MA, Eavey RD, Plenge RM, Shadick NA, Weinblatt ME, De Jager PL, Hafler DA, Breitbart RE, Seidman JG, Seidman CE. De novo copy number variants identify new genes and loci in isolated sporadic tetralogy of Fallot. Nat Genet. 2009 Aug;41(8):931-5. Epub 2009 Jul 13.
  2. Tayo BO, Teil M, Tong L, Qin H, Khitrov G, Zhang W, Song Q, Gottesman O, Zhu X, Pereira AC, Cooper RS, Bottinger EP. Genetic background of patients from a university medical center in Manhattan: implications for personalized medicine. PLoS One. 2011 May 4;6(5):e19166.
  3. Sousa AG, Lopes NH, Hueb WA, Krieger JE, Pereira AC. Genetic variants of diabetes risk and incident cardiovascular events in chronic coronary artery disease. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 20;6(1):e16341.
  4. Almeida MA, Oliveira PS, Pereira TV, Krieger JE, Pereira AC. An empirical evaluation of imputation accuracy for association statistics reveals increased type-I error rates in genome-wide associations. BMC Genet. 2011 Jan 20;12:10.
  5. Santos PC, Alvim Rde O, Ferreira NE, de Sá Cunha R, Krieger JE, Mill JG, Pereira AC. Ethnicity and arterial stiffness in Brazil. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Mar;24(3):278-84. Epub 2010 Dec 23.
  6. Giolo SR, Pereira AC, de Andrade M, Krieger JE, Soler JP. Evaluating gene by sex and age interactions on cardiovascular risk factors in Brazilian families. BMC Med Genet. 2010 Sep 20;11:132.
  7. Hueb W, Lopes N, Gersh BJ, Soares PR, Ribeiro EE, Pereira AC, Favarato D, Rocha AS, Hueb AC, Ramires JA. Ten-year follow-up survival of the Medicine, Angioplasty, or Surgery Study (MASS II): a randomized controlled clinical trial of 3 therapeutic strategies for multivessel coronary artery disease. Circulation. 2010 Sep 7;122(10):949-57. Epub 2010 Aug 23.
  8. de Oliveira CM, Pereira AC, de Andrade M, Soler JM, Krieger JE.  Heritability of cardiovascular risk factors in a Brazilian population: Baependi Heart Study.  BMC Med Genet. Apr 22;9:32, 2008.
  9. Marquezine GF, Pereira AC, Sousa AG, Mill JG, Hueb WA, Krieger JE. TCF7L2 variant genotypes and type 2 diabetes risk in Brazil: significant association, but not a significant tool for risk stratification in the general population.BMC Med Genet. 2008 Dec 4;9:106.
  10. Sousa AG, Marquezine GF, Lemos PA, Martinez E, Lopes N, Hueb WA, Krieger JE, Pereira AC. TCF7L2 polymorphism rs7903146 is associated with coronary artery disease severity and mortality. PLoS One. 2009 Nov 17;4(11):e7697.

 

Aluisio Cotrim Segurado (PhD)

Dept of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine International Office

Full Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases,

Affiliated to: School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP)

Biosketch http://lattes.cnpq.br/7536190637639908

Background:Trained in Medicine,  Infectious  and Tropical Diseases, with a PHD in Infectious Diseases, all in USP.  International experience: CDC Atlanta (1993-94) Retrovirology; Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston, USA HIV/Mucosal immunity; Bagnaud Center for Health and Human Rights/ Boston, USA; Program on International Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health/ Boston, USA; Organizer of joint short course between  Harvard Medical School and University of São Paulo/São Paulo, Brazil. Was research coordinator for HIV for the University of Sao Paulo, Dean of Research Degrees for the medical school, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Relations, USP.

Member of the HIV/AIDS National Committee for  Brazil, of  the Brazilian HIV/AIDS –  Advisory Committee on HTLV Infections –  Care Policies for people living with HIV (viral coinfections), of the WHO technical group for linkages between HIV/AIDS care and Sexual and Reproductive Health. He is vice president of the Brazilian Society for Tropical Medicine. Aluisio has grants form Ford Foundation, FAPESP and other funders on human rights and HIV, HVI and HLTV coinfection, vaginal shedding and on  intermittent viral load during HAART

My main research interests are related to clinical and epidemiological aspects of HIV/aids in Brazil. Our group has been following a cohort of 3000 adults living with HIV at the HIV university outpatient clinic. Current investigation topics include coinfections and comorbidities (viral hepatitis, HPV infection, other STIs, HTLV infection, tuberculosis, cardiovascular risk and lypodistrophy). Intervention studies are underway involving treatment of HCV coinfection, nutritional supplementation and physical activity training programmes.  I am also conducting studies on the occurrence of adverse effects of long-term antiretroviral therapy in a national cohort of people living with HIV, and I am interested in evaluating recently implemented programmatic interventions such as the “test-and-treat strategy”.

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (2011-2014):

  1. NDHLOVU L, LEAL FE, SEGURADO, AAC, NIXON DF, KALLAS EG, HTLV-1 Tax specific CD8+ T cells express low levels of Tim-3 in HTLV-1 infection: implications for progression to neurological complications. PLoS NTD, 2011.
  2. IBRAHIM KY, RECORDON-PINSON P, MALVY D, FLEURY H, SEGURADO AC. Intermittent HIV-1 viremia (blips) and virological failure in a cohort of people living with HIV from São Paulo, Brazil. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012.
  3.  MELO KC, MELO MR, Ricci BV, SEGURADO AC. Correlates of human immunodeficiency virus cervicovaginal shedding among postmenopausal and fertile-aged women. Menopause, 2012.
  4. LEAL FE, NDHLOVU LC, HASENKRUG AM, BRUNO FR, CARVALHO KI, WYNN-WILLIAMS H, NETO WK, SANABANI SS, SEGURADO AC, NIXON DF, KALLAS EG. Expansion in CD39+ CD4+ immunoregulatory  T cells and rarity of Th17 cells in HTLV-1 infected patients is associated with neurological complications. PLoS NT,  2013.
  5. JONES RB, LEAL FE, HASENKRUG AM, SEGURADO AC, NIXON DF, OSTROWSKI MA, KALLAS EG. Human endogenous retrovirus K (HML-2) Gag and Env specific T-cell responses are not detected in HTLV-I-infected subjects using standard peptide screening methods. J Negat Results Biomed, 2013.
  6. KAIO DJ, RONDÓ PH, SOUZA JM, FIRMINO AV, LUZIA LA, SEGURADO AA. Vitamin A and beta-carotene concentrations in adults with HIV/AIDS on highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 59(6):496-502, 2013.
  7. PESSÔA R, WATANABE JT, NUKUI Y, PEREIRA J, KASSEB J, DE OLIVEIRA AC, SEGURADO AC, SANABANI SS. Molecular characterization of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 full and partial genomes by Illumina massively parallel sequencing technology. PLoS One.  9(3):e93374., 2014.
  8. Wilson ME, CHEN LH, HAN PV, KEYSTONE JS, CRAMER JP, SEGURADO A, HALE D, JENSENIUS M, SCHWARTZ E, VON SONNENBURG F, LEDER K; GEOSENTINEL SURVEILLANCE NETWORK. Illness in Travelers Returned From Brazil: The GeoSentinel Experience and Implications for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Clin Infect Dis, 58(10):1347-56, 2014.
  9. OLIVEIRA JM, RONDÓ PH, YUDKIN JS, SOUZA JM, PEREIRA TN, CATALANI AW, PICONE CM, SEGURADO AA. Effects of fish oil on lipid profile and other metabolic outcomes in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. Int J STD AIDS. 25:96-104, 2014.

 

Anna Sara Shafferman Levin (PhD)

Associate Professor, Dept of Infectious Diseases, Head – Postgraduate Programmes (Infectious Diseases)

Affiliated to: University of São Paulo

Biosketch http://lattes.cnpq.br/3219849017307453

Anna S. Levin is an Infectious Disease Specialist and Associate Professor at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her main research interests involve the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare–acquired infections and of antimicrobial resistance. She currently is President of Committee on Infection control of the University Hospital (Hospital das Clínicas) and leads a team composed of physicians and nurses. Dr. Levin is a consultant for the Brazilian National Healthcare Agency (ANVISA) and for the São Paulo State Health Department on the subject of healthcare-acquired infections. She is currently conducting research on the epidemiology of resistance in the State of São Paulo, applying a geographic information system and geoprocessing tools; and a study evaluating the effectiveness of different interventions on the reduction of bloodstream infection rates in intensive care units in 60 different hospitals in the state. She also is conducting studies on mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, fungal infections, the effect of factors such and human difficulties and workload of healthcare workers on infection rates, and a randomized clinical study on the treatment of bacterial pneumonia in HIV-infected patients.

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (out of a total of 92):

1. PERDIGAO-NETO, LV ; OLIVEIRA, MS; RIZEK, CF; CARRILHO, CMDM; COSTA, SF; LEVIN, AS. Susceptibility of Multiresistant Gram-Negative Bacteria to Fosfomycin and Performance of Different Susceptibility Testing Methods. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 58: 1763-1767, 2014.

2. TONACIO, AC; OLIVEIRA, MS; MALBOUISSON, LMS; LEVIN, AS. Trauma is associated with a better prognosis in intensive care patients with Acinetobacter infections. Infection 42: 89-95, 2014.

3. COSTA, LB; CARDOSO, MRA; FERREIRA, CG; LEVY, CE; BORBA, HM; SALLAS, J; SANTANA, HT; LIMA, RS; FERRAZ, LR; REIS, JDP; SANTI, LQ; LEVIN, AS. National prevalence survey in Brazil to evaluate the quality of microbiology laboratories: the importance of defining priorities to allocate limited resources. Pan American Journal of Public Health 33: 73-78, 2013.

4.CAIAFFA-FILHO, HH; TRINDADE, PA; CUNHA, PG; ALENCAR, CS; PRADO, GVB; ROSSI, F; LEVIN, AS. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying SCCmec type II was more frequent than the Brazilian endemic clone as a cause of nosocomial bacteremia. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 76: 518-520, 2013.

5. CURSINO, MA; GARCIA, CP; LOBO, RD ; SALOMÃO, MC; GOBARA, S; RAYMUNDO, GF; KESPERS, T; SOARES, RE; MOLLACO, CH; KEIL, KG; MALIENO, PB; KREBS, VL; GIBELLI, MA; KONDO, MM; ZUGAIB, M; COSTA, SF; LEVIN, AS. Performance of surveillance cultures at different body sites to identify asymptomatic Staphylococcus aureus carriers. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 74: 343-348, 2012.

6.FONTES, B; HEIMBECKER, AMC; BRITO, GS; COSTA, SF ; VAN DER HEIJDEN, IM ; LEVIN, AS, RASSLAN, S . Effect of low-dose gaseous ozone on pathogenic bacteria. BMC Infectious Diseases 12: 358, 2012.

7. DAUD-GALLOTTI, RM; COSTA, SF; GUIMARÃES,T; PADILHA, KG; INOUE, EN; VASCONCELOS, TN; RODRIGUES, FSC; BARBOSA, EV; FIGUEIREDO, WB; LEVIN, AS . Nursing Workload as a Risk Factor for Healthcare Associated Infections in ICU: A Prospective Study. Plos One 7: e52342, 2012.

8. LOBO, RD; OLIVEIRA, MS ; GARCIA, CP; CAIAFFA-FILHO, HH; LEVIN, AS . Pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza among health care workers. American Journal of Infection Control 41: 645-647, 2012.

9. MOTA, N; LOBO, RD ; TOSCANO, CM; PEDROSO DE LIMA, AC; SOUZA DIAS, MBG; KOMAGATA, H; LEVIN, AS. Cost-effectiveness of Sick Leave Policies for Health Care Workers with Influenza-like Illness, Brazil, 2009. Emerging Infectious Diseases 17: 1421-1429, 2011.

10. PEREIRA GH; GARCIA, DO; MOSTARDEIRO, M; OGASSAVARA, CT; LEVIN, AS Spread of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a tertiary hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Journal of Hospital Infection 79: 182-183, 2011.

 

Ester Cerdeira Sabino (PhD)

Associate Professor, Dept of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Institute

Biosketch http://lattes.cnpq.br/8590492866942091

Affiliated to: University of Sao Paulo

 Recent Selected Peer-reviewed Publications:

1. Sabino EC et al. Frequency of subtype B and F1 dual infection in HIV-1 positive, Brazilian men who have sex with men. Virol J. 2012 Sep 29;9(1):223.

2. Sabino EC et al. NHLBI Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II (REDS-II), International Component. Human immunodeficiency virus prevalence, incidence, and residual risk of transmission by transfusions at Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II blood centers in Brazil. Transfusion. 2012 Apr;52(4):870-9.

3.  Bermúdez-Aza EH, Kerr LR, Kendall C, Pinho AA, de Mello MB, Mota RS, Guimarães MD, Alencar CS, de Brito AM, Dourado IC, da Batista SM, Abreu F, de Oliveira LC, de Souza Moraes A, Benzaken AS, Merchan-Hamann E, de Freitas GM, McFarland W, Albuquerque E, Rutherford GW, Sabino E. Antiretroviral drug resistance in a respondent-driven sample of HIV-infected men who have sex with men in Brazil. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Aug;57 Suppl 3:S186-92.

4: Garcia Sde O, Kleine Neto W, da Costa AC, Sanabani SS, Mendrone A Jr, Pereira J, Sabino EC. Parvovirus among patients with cytopenia of unknown origin in Brazil: a case-control study. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Apr;49(4):1578-80.

5: Sabino EC et al. Re: “WHO evaluation of the serologic assays for Chagas disease”. Transfusion. 2010 Nov;50(11):2507-8.

6: Alencar CS, Nishiya AS, Ferreira S, Giret MT, Diaz RS, Sabino EC. Evaluation of primary resistance to HIV entry inhibitors among brazilian patients failing reverse transcriptase/protease inhibitors treatment reveal high prevalence of maraviroc resistance-related mutations. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2010 26:1267-71.

7: de Almeida-Neto C, Liu J, Wright DJ, Mendrone-Junior A, Takecian PL, Sun Y, Ferreira JE, de Alencar Fischer Chamone D, Busch MP, Sabino EC; NHLBI Retrovirus  Epidemiology Donor Study-II (REDS-II), International Component. Demographic characteristics and prevalence of serologic markers among blood donors who use confidential unit exclusion (CUE) in São Paulo, Brazil: implications for modification of CUE policies in Brazil. Transfusion. 2011 Jan;51(1):191-7.

8: Sabino EC et al. NHLBI Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II (REDS-II) and International Component. Performance of parallel screening of Brazilian blood donors with two human immunodeficiency virus immunoassays: implications for sequential immunoassay testing algorithms in other countries. Transfusion. 2011  51(1):175-83.

9: Sabino EC et al.  NHLBI Retrovirus Epidemiology Donor Study-II (REDS-II), International Component. Enhanced classification of Chagas serologic results and epidemiologic characteristics of seropositive donors at three large blood centers in Brazil. Transfusion. 2010 Dec;50(12):2628-37

10: Sanabani SS, Pastena ER, Neto WK, Martinez VP, Sabino EC. Characterization and frequency of a newly identified HIV-1 BF1 intersubtype circulating recombinant form in São Paulo, Brazil. Virol J. 2010, 7:74.

 

Ongoing Research Support

NIH-NIAID Grant Number: 1P50AI098461-01. Sabino PI (08/01/2012 to 07/31/2017)

São Paulo-Minas Gerais Neglected Tropical Disease Research Center for Biomaker Discovery

 

R01HL108704  Gonçalez PI, Sabino Investigator (04/25/2012-03/31/2013)

Improving blood safety and HIV testing in Brazil: a randomized controlled trial

 

Contract number HHSN268201100007I. Bushc PI, Sabino CoP (03/21/2011- 03/20/2017)

Recipient Epidemiological and Donor Study –III (REDS III) International site.

 

Paulo Rossi Menezes (PhD)

Professor, Dept of Preventive Medicine and Mental Health Epidemiology

Affiliated to: University of São Paulo (FMUSP)

Biosketch http://lattes.cnpq.br/0551221018491812

Paulo R Menezes is a psychiatrist by background with more than 20 years experience of working with Psychiatric Epidemiology. He is Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (FMUSP) and the leader of the Research Group on Population Mental Health of USP. He is member of the Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and associate editor of the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

His research interests focus on the design and conduct of community-based observational studies and randomized trials, especially in relation to depression and common mental disorders in primary care, depression during pregnancy, first episode psychosis, and mental health in old age. Projects recently concluded include a cross-sectional study on the prevalence of depression among elderly people registered in the Family Health System in Sao Paulo and Manaus, a cross-sectional study on the mental health of primary care workers in Sao Paulo and a community trial to assess the effectiveness of a problem-based intervention delivered by nurse assistants to depressed pregnant women in primary care. Ongoing projects include a population-based First Episode Psychosis incidence and case-control study, in collaboration with the European Union Research Network on Gene Environment Interactions in Schizophrenia (EU-GEI), and a community trial to assess the effectiveness of behavior activation delivered through smartphones for the treatment of depression among people with chronic diseases in primary care, as part of the NIMH Collaborative Hubs for Research on Mental Health.
Selected Publications:

1: Pastor-Valero M, Furlan-Viebig R, Menezes PR, da Silva SA, Vallada H, Scazufca M. Education and WHO Recommendations for Fruit and Vegetable Intake Are Associated with Better Cognitive Function in a Disadvantaged Brazilian Elderly Population: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS One. 2014

Apr 15;9(4):e94042. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094042.

2: Menezes PR. Commentary: Epidemiological mental health research: contribution from low- and middleincome

countries is essential. Int J Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;43(2):301-3. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyu073.

3: da Silva SA, Scazufca M, Menezes PR. Population impact of depression on functional disability in

elderly: results from “São Paulo Ageing & Health Study” (SPAH). Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013 Mar;263(2):153-8. doi: 10.1007/s00406-012-0345-4.

4: Benseñor IM, Brunoni AR, Pilan LA, Goulart AC, Busatto GF, Lotufo PA, Scazufca M, Menezes PR. Cardiovascular risk factors in patients with first-episode psychosis in São Paulo, Brazil. Gen Hosp

Psychiatry. 2012 May-Jun;34(3):268-75. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2011.12.010.

5: Schmidt MI, Duncan BB, Azevedo e Silva G, Menezes AM, Monteiro CA, Barreto SM, Chor D, Menezes PR. Chronic non-communicable diseases in Brazil: burden and current challenges. Lancet. 2011 Jun 4;377(9781):1949-61. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60135-9.

6: Schaufelberger MS, Lappin JM, Duran FL, Rosa PG, Uchida RR, Santos LC, Murray RM, McGuire PK, Scazufca M, Menezes PR, Busatto GF. Lack of progression of brain abnormalities in first-episode

psychosis: a longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging study. Psychol Med. 2011 Aug;41(8):1677-89. doi: 10.1017/S0033291710002163.

7: Faisal-Cury A, Araya R, Zugaib M, Menezes PR. Common mental disorders during pregnancy and

adverse obstetric outcomes. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Dec;31(4):229-35. doi: 10.3109/0167482X.2010.512404.

8: Scazufca M, Almeida OP, Menezes PR. The role of literacy, occupation and income in dementia

prevention: the São Paulo Ageing & Health Study (SPAH). Int Psychogeriatr. 2010 Dec;22(8):1209-15. doi: 10.1017/S1041610210001213.

 

Elis Borde

Researcher

Email: borde.elis@gmail.com

Affiliated to: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz- Rio – ENSP, Centro de Estudos, Políticas e Informações sobre Determinantes Sociais da Saúde (CEPI-DSS)

Biosketch http://lattes.cnpq.br/2852284957748232

Work Experience

Since 06/2012 Researcher at Centro de Políticas e Informações sobre Determinantes Sociais da Saúde (ENSP/FIOCRUZ)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Responsible for the EU FP7 funded research project SDH-Net (http://www.sdh-net.eu), which seeks

to build capacities for research on Social Determinants of Health (SDH) and health inequities.

Key research areas: Health research systems; conceptual debates on social determinants of health

and health inequities; racial and ethnic inequities in health; environmental justice and health

Activities: Coordination of Work Packages; elaboration of publications; development of teaching

material; development of strategies for institutional collaborations; mapping of capacities for research

on SDH in Brazil; SDH-Net Blog

 

02/2011 – 03/2012 Researcher at Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia

▪ Co-responsible for the EU FP7 funded research project SDH-Net (http://www.sdh-net.eu).

▪ Key research areas: Health research systems; social participation and health; conceptual debates

on social determinants of health and health inequities; Latin American Social Medicine and

Collective Health

05/2010 – 08/2012 Consultant and intern at Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Berlin, Germany

Activities: Development of “evidence sheets” on human resources for health, sector wide

approaches (SWAP), HIV&Aids and sexually transmitted diseases; Elaboration of multi-centre research proposals

Selected Publications:

BORDE E, Akerman M, Pellegrini (2014). Mapping of Capacities for Research on Health and its Social Determinants in Brazil. Cadernos de Saúde Pública. In Press.

BORDE E, Mosquera R, Rodríguez J (2014). Signos de insuficiencia en la Epidemiología y propuestas de superación: reseña de La Ciencia Tímida por Naomar Almeida-Filho. In: Morales C, Eslava J. Tras las huellas de la determinación social. Bogotá: Editora

Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In Press.

BORDE E (2014). A subalternização das populações não-brancas no sistema-mundo capitalista/colonial e os processos de determinação social das iniquidades étnico-raciais em saúde. CESContexto. ISSN 2192-908X.

Morales, C.; BORDE, E. ; Eslava, J. C. ; Concha, S. (2014). Determinación social o determinantes sociales?: diferencias conceptuales e implicaciones praxiológicas. Revista de Salud Publica. In Press.

Babitsch, B. ; Veith, C. ; BORDE, E. ; Borde, T. ; David, M. (2010). Activities of self-treatment and help-seeking before emergency department presentation: a gender- and ethnicity- specific analysis. Journal of Public Health, v. 18, p. 505-512, 2010.

 

Ana Sartori (MD, PhD)

Infectious diseases physician, Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

Affiliated to: Medical School of the University of São Paulo (USP)

Dr. Ana Sartori is an Infectious Diseases physician, who currently works at the Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of the Medical School of University of São Paulo (USP) in São Paulo, Brazil.

She received her PhD degree in Infectious Diseases from the University of São Paulo, in 2001, and a Master degree in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University, in Hamilton, Canada, in 2003.

She worked as a temporary Medical Officer at the World Health Organization / Expanded Program on Immunization / New and Underutilized Vaccines, at the Main Office in Geneva, from Nov 2008 to May 2009.

Since 2005, she is part of a research team that has been conducting cost-effectiveness analyses of introducing new vaccines in the Brazilian National Immunization Programme, a project demanded and supported by the Ministry of Health of Brazil. This team has already conducted and published cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) of introducing the following vaccines in the universal childhood immunization in Brazil: rotavirus, pneumococcal conjugate, meningococcal C conjugate, varicella and hepatitis A. A CEA of introducing HPV and a Vaccine cost analysis of incorporating the Inactivated Polio vaccine in the Brazilian National Immunization Program have already been finalized and submitted to publication. The team is currently concluding two projects: CEA of introducing the acellular pertussis vaccine in pregnant immunization and CEA of introducing the pneumococcal polysaccharide 23-valent vaccine in universal immunization of seniors in Brazil

She is a researcher of the Institute of Health Technology Assessment (IATS/CNPq).

She is interested in all aspects of vaccines and immunization programs, particularly in the decision making processes on new vaccines introduction, health impact assessment of vaccination programs and the challenges of Immunization Programs in low- and middle-income countries.

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