Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position and Professional Functions

Postdoctoral fellow at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute/ THETA, Peer reviewer for the Epidemiology & Infection Journal.

Education and Training

Raphael completed his degree in Physics Bachelors in 2010 from the University of São Paulo in Brazil (CNPq scholarship) and received a Doctorate in Science (PhD) from the School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil (FAPESP scholarship). In 2014 he was awarded the Mitacs Globalink Research Award.


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Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Ximenes’s areas of expertise include mathematical modeling, computer simulation, optimization of disease control, decision analysis and simulation, epidemiology of infectious diseases such as dengue fever and zika virus. 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).

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