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Guilherme Ribeiro, an infectious disease epidemiologist who studies the impact of mosquito-borne diseases on vulnerable populations, will deliver the March Grand Rounds Lecture at the Georgia State University School of Public Health.
The talk, titled, “Endemic and Emerging Arboviruses: Lessons from Health Surveillance and Cohort Studies in an Urban Epicenter in Brazil,” will be held on March 21 from Noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Center Speaker’s Auditorium and streamed online for those unable to attend in person. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Ribeiro is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Bahia School of Medicine and a Public Health Researcher at Fiocruz, both in Brazil. He is also a Visiting Professor at Emory University, supported by scholarships from Fulbright and CAPES. As an infectious disease epidemiologist, he has researched urban health problems that affect the most neglected populations. Since 2009, he has led an interdisciplinary research group investigating the eco-epidemiology and transmission dynamics of arboviral diseases in a large Brazilian city.
“The School of Public Health is excited to be able to host Dr. Ribeiro from Salvador, who is working on innovative and exciting approaches to understand and improve urban population health, especially in communities that are especially vulnerable to risk of emerging infectious diseases,” said Christine Stauber, Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences.
Sponsored by the School of Public Health and organized by Jalayne Arias, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences, the Grand Rounds Lecture Series brings nationally recognized thought leaders to the Georgia State University School of Public Health for dialogues that contribute to the school’s mission of advancing health equity and solving contemporary and emerging health issues. The lectures are held monthly during fall and spring semesters.
Story by Sam Fahmy