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Julio Croda, MD, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct of Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

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Julio Croda, MD, PhD



Dr. Croda is President of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine and former chief of the Department of Communicable Diseases at the Secretary of Health Surveillance in Brazil between 2019-2020. He is an infectious disease physician-scientist and has served as the Principal Investigator for a series of studies involving active surveillance, molecular epidemiology and prospective cohort investigations for TB. He is particularly interested in understanding how prison contribute globally to TB epidemics, with an ultimate goal of developing more effective interventions to control TB in the prison and community using translational research and implementation science. In addition, he is involved in COVID-19 and arboviruses vaccine clinical trials and effectiveness studies. Dr. Croda's training is in epidemiology and clinical medicine, and his work includes epidemiology, fieldwork, and analysis of programmatic data. His research program is currently funded by the NIH and by Brazilian research agencies such as CNPq and CAPES.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Sao Paulo University (2008)
  • Residency
    São Paulo University (2007)
  • MD
    Federal University of Bahia, Medicine (2003)

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