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Career summary

I consider myself an environmental epidemiologist concerned with the study of environmental exposures and risk factors, and the identification of public health interventions to manage associated risks. I have been developing statistical methods for air pollution and climate change in partnership with researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, ENSP/FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, University of Tulane, USA and Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain.

​In my research, we have been considering the effects of environmental exposures on health, particularly on respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases, and most recently on cancer, epigenetics, and immunology. My expertise is centered in large database management, health information systems, machine learning, artificial intelligence, advanced statistical modeling, programming, and geoprocessing using software such as R, Matlab, Stata, SPSS, Epi Info, and ArcGIS.

I have a particular interest in multi-method study designs that integrate participatory, epidemiological, and interdisciplinary approaches. My teaching and training activities are centered on environmental epidemiology and public health at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Supervision of students at the MSc and Ph.D. levels is another important activity I have experienced and I am pursuing to share knowledge with junior researchers.

​I am also a professional responsible for my administrative and scientific tasks with a great capacity for synthesis, the ability to establish good working relationships, and experience in the financial management of scientific and administrative projects. I have experience as a co-leader in two research projects for two years. In the last three years, I have worked as a Visiting Scientist at the Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, Spain at the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology integrating the Cancer research group and we have developed machine learning methods to study heavy metals exposures and cancers.

​In my teaching and training experience, I also worked in the position of Academic Coordinator in the Postgraduate distance-learning program and as an Academic Coordinator in the Faculty of Nursing at Celso Lisboa University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow at the ISGlobal - Barcelona Institute for Global Health integrating the Biomedical Data Science team and responsible for the END-VOC epidemiological analytics applying Machine Learning and artificial intelligence methods.

About: Sobre
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