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Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health


Dr. Alfaro-Murillo is an Associate Research Scientist in the department of Biostatics (Townsend Lab) & the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at the Yale School of Public Health. He grew up in Costa Rica and graduated with BSc degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Costa Rica. He obtained an MSc in Statistics and a PhD in Mathematics at Purdue University, Indiana, US. His research is dedicated to mathematical modeling of cancer and infectious diseases, as well as economic evaluations of public policies. He is currently focused on modeling of antimicrobial resistance, cancer epistasis, cytomegalovirus and influenza, as well as collaborating with public health authorities in Latin America to determine optimal policies.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale School of Public Health (2014)
  • PhD
    Purdue University (2013)
  • MSc
    Purdue University (2013)
  • BSc
    University of Costa Rica, Mathematics (2008)
  • BSc
    University of Costa Rica, Economics (2006)

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