Position:
Associate Professor
Senior Statistician / Research Scientist
Phone:
work phone: 6048068796
Division:
Infectious Diseases
Group Website:
Address:
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Canada
Vision Statement:

My research program focuses on identifying strategies to diminish the gap in the delivery of care to those afflicted by HIV and HCV in British Columbia and around the world.

Research Interests:

HIV/AIDS Clinical and General Epidemiology, HCV Clinical and General Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Mathematical Modelling, Aging, Comorbidities, STI, Health Services Research and Population Health.

Research Summary:

Through my ongoing national and international collaborations and my research grants, I plan to create a unique three-branch based on different analytical approaches, including:

  1. Biostatistical methods to analyze health services delivery data and clinical data;
  2. Disease mapping methods to analyse spatio-temporal trends in disease morbidity and mortality; and
  3. Mathematical models of disease progression and transmission.

This program will definitely create great research opportunities and it will provide a new setting in BC where trainees will be supported across a variety of disciplinary and methodological backgrounds, further enhancing BC’s competitive advantage in population-health research.

To this end, I currently have research funds to support graduate students interested in working in the research areas mentioned above.

I am situated at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS which is a great environment to conduct research and study. I also have an elective on Clinical Epidemiology in which undergraduate medical students can experience research in the aforementioned areas.

Education:
Epidemiology – University of British Columbia, 2005, PhD
Statistics – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , 1997, MSc
Statistics – Escola Nacional de Ciências Estatísticas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996, BSc, with Honours
Recent Publications:
Awards & Recognition:

New Investigator Award – CIHR (2013-2018)

Career Investigator Award – Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2012-2020)

Fellowship with the CIHR; 2007-2010

Fellowship with the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; 2008-2011

Young Investigator Award at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2011).

Scholarship. XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010).

Young Investigator Award at the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2010).

Young Investigator Award at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2009).

Young Investigator Award at the 4th IAS (International AIDS Society) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (Sydney 2007) for the Biomedical Prevention track.

  1. What will it take to decrease the burden of the HIV and STI epidemics among MSM in British Columbia, Canada? A sexual network modeling analysis, combining syndemic theory, to evaluate the impact of behavioural and biomedical interventions for HIV and STI prevention.
  2. The Health and Economic Forecasting Micro-Simulation Model: A tool to evaluate future health policies and programmatic interventions targeting the aging population living with HIV in British Columbia

Accepting Graduate Students (stipend available).

i.      Elective Teaching – INDE440 Internal Medicine – Clinical and Population Health Research for 3rd and 4th year medical students; University of British Columbia – Faculty of Medicine –              Medicine – Division of AIDS

ii.      MEDD 422A: Case-Base Learning Tutoring – 2nd year medical students – University of British Columbia – Faculty of Medicine – Medicine

iii.      MEDD 419/429/449: Flex Activity Supervisor – Title: Aging with HIV. Site: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital.

iv.      Clinical Epidemiology Summer Studentship; 4th year medical students; University of British Columbia – Faculty of Medicine – Medicine – Division of AIDS (stipend available)