Global Health Research Seminar Series—Why Don't We Have an Effective Malaria Vaccine?: 3 Questions in 30 Minutes

1:00 pm on Monday, December 14, 2020
2:00 pm on Monday, December 14, 2020
Speaker: Clarissa Valim, M.D., D.Sc, Research Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, BUSPH. Bio - Clarissa Valim received her MD from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and her ScD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases (Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), working with estimators of vaccine efficacy in malaria. She also has an MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the National School of Public Health / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and an SM in Biostatistics from the HSPH. Clarissa joined the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health as a Research Associate Professor in 2019. Her current research focuses on the epidemiology and immunology of malaria and malaria vaccine trials, and novel biomarkers based on inflammatory responses to determine the etiology of fever in young children. Her work on malaria takes her to Malawi, the work on childhood fever and pneumonia takes her to the Gambia.