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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wolfson Guest Lecture: Brazil: Health in a country in transition viewed through the lens of academic epidemiology by Professor Mauricio Barreto

12th March 2012, 13:00 to 14:30, F009 Wolfson Research Institute

The Wolfson Research Institute is delighted to welcome Professor Mauricio Barreto to deliver a guest lecture entitled "Brazil: Health in a country in transition viewed through the lens of academic epidemiology". Places are limited to this lecture, therefore please register using this link to confirm your attendance.




Mauricio Barreto is a Professor who is currently on a research Fellowship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  His research interests include the study of macro and micro determinants of infections, infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies and the evaluation of technologies and programs for controlling infectious diseases and nutritional deficiencies in human populations with special emphasis on childhood.  Another recent area of interest has been genetic epidemiology focused on genetics of severe dengue and more recently in a genomewide association study involving three Brazilian cohorts.  He has published over 280 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and have participated in several health policies and scientific advisory boards at national and international agencies.  He was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health from 2008-2011.


12:00 - A Light lunch with tea/coffee refreshments available

13:00 - Welcome by Professor Clare Bambra

13:05 - Guest lecture

14:00 - Questions and Answers

14:30 - Close

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