Raphael Ximenes Profile
Raphael Ximenes, PhD
His doctoral theme was "dengue risk for tourists in Brazil at the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Olympic Games Rio 2016, using mathematical modeling". He also developed a research, in the sandwich PhD in Scotland, focused on the factors which interfere at the application of the dengue vaccine (Sanofi Pasteur) in a given population at the Sao Paulo State where he examined issues like the dengue incidence, secondary infection of dengue, economic cost, and per capita risk of death due to dengue.
He is a member of a large multidisciplinary international team evaluating zika virus mitigation strategies using data-driven simulation models, and estimating the burden of infectious diseases.
Dr. Ximenes’s current research focuses on the modeling of zika virus disease (Life cycle of the mosquito, transmission, and ZIKV natural disease history).