International Activity of the Faculty : Brazil

Michelle Bell

Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health

Brazil (2008)

Pollution - Heat-Related Mortality in Latin American Cities
Professor Bell investigates how weather is associated with heat in Latin America, and in particular how heat-related mortality may differ by socio-economic status (SES). The project also examines the effects of air pollution on mortality, whether these relationships differ by SES, and looking at... 

Gabriela Buccini

Postgraduate Fellow in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Brazil (2013  - 2017)

The evolving process of pacifier use and its influence on the interruption of exclusive breastfeeding in Brazilian State Capitals and Federal District
To analyze the evolving process of pacifier use and its influence on the interruption of EBF in children under 6 months old in state capitals and the Federal District in the period from 1999 to 2008.

Adalgisa Caccone

Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Research Associate in Forestry And Environmental Studies and Senior Research Scientist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Brazil (2008)

Amazonian Fishes
Professor Caccone works with the Universitadade do Amazonas on the evolutionary divergence and biogeography of Amazonian Fishes.

Michael Cappello

Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis
Director, Yale Program in International Child Health
Director, Yale World Fellows Program

Brazil (2007)

Yale Partnershps in Global Health
The Yale Partnerships in Global Health consist of bi-directional research and training programs designed to build research capacity in diseases of major public health importance. The Ghana-Yale Partnership includes formal research and training collaborations with the University of Ghana, KNUST, the... 

Albert Ko

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Department Chair - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Salvador, Brazil (2011)

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Urbanization
The Division of International Medicine and Infectious Disease, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (Cornell) has had a joint training and research program on endemic tropical diseases with Brazilian institutions in the city of Salvador since the 1964. More recently, the investigations of... 

Martial Ndeffo Mbah

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Brazil (2014)

Visceral Leishmaniasis
Developing data-driven epidemiological models to evaluate the contribution of different host species to disease dynamics and evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different targeted intervention strategies

Elijah Paintsil

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Sao Paulo, Brazil (2009)

Infectious Diseases Research
Capacity building

Rafael Perez-Escamilla

Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Director, Office of Public Health Practice
Director, Global Health Concentration

Brazil (2007  - 2010)

Harmonization of household food security measurements in Latin America and Caribbean Region
Senior leadership for Latin American & Caribbean household food security measurement (project ELCSA)

Brazil (2003  - 2010)

Brazilian household food security measurement project
Senior advisor to Brazilian government national household food security measurement project (EBIA initiative)

Jeffrey Powell

Prof Ecology/Evolutionary Bio, Prof EPH & Sch of For & Env Studies


Mosquito-borne diseases
Professor Powell received almost $3 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to work with colleagues in Brazil to study diseases, such as dengue fever and Chikungunya, that are transmitted by mosquitoes. The Brazil collaborators are based at the Institute... 

Daniel Weinberger

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Brazil (2013)

Respirtaory infection research
Working with local investigators to understand pathogen interactions among a favela community in Salvador, Brazil