Hi! I qualified as an Infectious Disease physician in Brazil in 2009, and that was followed by a master’s degree in, and subsequent experience of, global public health.
I have been working in the UK since 2012 as an Infectious Diseases Registrar and clinical research fellow with Modernising Medical Microbiology on the project Comprehensive Resistance Prediction for Tuberculosis: an International Consortium (CRyPTIC). CRyPTIC’s aim is to unveil the complete genetic basis for antimicrobial resistance in tuberculosis (TB) by analysing dozens of thousands of strains from all over the world—will impact TB treatment by ensuring patients are provided with timely, appropriate treatment.
I am about to start a PhD with the Population Health Department in Oxford, where I will conduct health economic analyses to understand how best to make genome sequencing technology available in low- and middle-income countries – the hardest hit by the TB pandemic.
Ther’s more about the CRyPTIC project here