Human-Environment Interactions on Infectious Disease Risk in Brazil
Sabrina is a DPhil candidate, and a member of the Oxford Martin School Programme on Pandemic Genomics and the Brazil-UK Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnosis, Genomics and Epidemiology (CADDE). She is interested in investigating the contributions of human-environment interactions on viral infectious disease spread using a combination of GIS, spatial epidemiology, and phylogeographic techniques. Her DPhil thesis investigates how human and environmental dynamics drive the spatial spread of yellow fever virus in Brazil. Sabrina also contributes to ongoing research on COVID-19 and health inequities in Brazil.
In the School, Sabrina is a Teaching Assistant for the first year undergraduate course in statistics. Sabrina also serves as a DPhil representative on the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) within the department, and is responsible for leading the annual DPhil survey in Geography, which is presented at the JCC and Equality and Diversity committee meetings.
Before coming to Oxford, Sabrina worked as Research Assistant in the Department of Epidemiology at McGill University. She holds an MSc (Geography) and BASc (Environmental Engineering) from the University of Waterloo.
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