André Perissé, MD, PhD
André Perissé, MD, PhD, (Faculty Mentor) is a specialist in Infectious Disease Epidemiology and a member of the Epidemiology and Public Health Faculty of the National School of Public Health (ENSP/FIOCRUZ) in Rio de Janeiro. André has extensive training in infectious diseases, with a particular focus on STI/HIV. For his PhD he studied egocentric determinants of risk for acquiring HIV infection in the University of Maryland. Current projects include study of the vulnerable population of native Brazilians that live near Rio de Janeiro. His recent work in Epidemiology has focused on analysis of egocentric sexual networks as predictors of risk for HIV acquisition, as well as the evaluation of new diagnostic technologies for STI diagnosis in resource-limited settings.
HIV/AIDS Epidemiology; Network epidemiology of HIV/STI transmission
Perisse ARS, Smeaton L, Chen Y, Rosa AL, Walawander A, Nair A, Grinsztejn BG, Santos B, Kanyama C, Hakin J, Nyirenda M, Kumarasamy N, Lalloo UG, Flanigan T, Campbell TB, Hughes MD. Outcomes among HIV-1 Infected Individuals First Starting Antiretroviral Therapy with Concurrent Active TB or Other AIDS-Defining Disease. PLoS One, 2013 Dec 31;8(12):e83643.
Egocentric network data provide additional information for characterizing an individual's HIV risk profile. Périssé AR, Langenberg P, Hungerford L, Boulay M, Charurat M, Schechter M, Blattner W. AIDS. 2010 Jan 16;24(2):291-8.
Périssé ARS, Schechter M, Blattner WA. Association between male circumcision and prevalent HIV infections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 50: 435-437, 2009.
The use of supplementary techniques to increase recall of sex partners in a network-based research study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Périssé AR, Langenberg P, Hungerford L, Boulay M, Charurat M, Schechter M, Blattner W. Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Jul;35(7):674-8.