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Marcia Castro, Harvard University TH Chan School of Public Health

COVID-19 & Mortality in Brazil
When Nov 23, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online via Zoom
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation for the Fall 2020 MPRC Online Seminar Series

Currently, Brazil has the second-highest COVID-19 case and death tolls worldwide. The seminar will discuss mortality patterns, risk factors, geographical distribution, temporal trends, and reflect on the role of COVID-19 on excess deaths over time.

About the Speaker

Marcia Castro

Marcia Castro is Andelot Professor of Demography, and chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and co-director of the Brazil Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). Her research focuses on the development and use of multidisciplinary approaches to identify the determinants of infectious disease transmission to inform control policies. She has projects on malaria, COVDI-19, dengue, Zika virus, chikungunya, tuberculosis, congenital syphilis, and infant/child mortality and development. She earned her PhD in Demography from Princeton University.

Note:  Zoom link will be provided the week preceding the seminar

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