Brazil Studies Program:
Speaker: Aluisio Segurado, Chairman, International Relations Committee, University of São Paulo Medical School
Aluísio C. Segurado is a Full Professor in the Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, FMUSP. He was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Program of International Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2008. After graduating in medicine from the University of São Paulo, he completed his Master’s in Science and Ph.D. degrees in Infectious Diseases from the same institution in 1991 and 1994. His research focuses on human retroviral infections (HIV/AIDS and HTLV) with particular interests in understanding the vulnerability of different population groups to viral acquisition, as well as to disease progression and response to care interventions. His academic activities cross disciplines and encompass the fields of molecular virology, clinical medicine and public health. His international experience includes acting as Visiting Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia, as technical “ad hoc” advisor to the WHO, as well as previous academic research visits to Japan, France and the USA.
This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.