Epidemiology of vector borne diseases

Investigator: Isabel Rodriguez Barraquer, MD, PhD

Location(s): Uganda; India; Thailand; Brazil; Colombia


Epidemiological and statistical methods to understand the dynamics of infectious diseases and inform control interventions.  Studies and data from diverse epidemiologic settings including Brazil, Colmbia, Thailand, India and Uganda, focused onf vector borne diseases including dengue, leishmaniasis, chikungunya, malaria and Zika.  I am a co-investigator of UCSF's malaria center of excellence (ICEMR) lead by Dr. Grant Dorsey. I have also advised the WHO on several occasions on how to deploy the only existing dengue vaccine and on quantifying dengue transmission globally.