I am a biologist (Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Environmental Management, 2012) with a master’s (2015) and a doctorate (2019) degrees in Health Sciences – Infectious and Parasitic Diseases. I have been investigating the effects of social-environmental factors on the risk of transmission of several infectious diseases (e.g., Chagas disease, dengue, zika, chikungunya, COVID-19, and measles). During my training, (from undergraduate to Ph.D.) I also studied ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, behavior, and taxonomy of vectors disease with a focus on vector control-surveillance strategies (mainly triatomine bugs – the Chagas disease vectors).
B.S. Biological Sciences and Environmental Management, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-MG), Brazil (2008-2012)
M.S. Master of Science in Health Sciences, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz – Ministry of Health), Brazil (2013-2015)
Ph.D. Health Sciences, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz – Ministry of Health), Brazil (2015-2019)