Paula Mendes Luz, MD, PhD
Paula Mendes Luz, MD, PhD (Faculty Mentor) is a researcher at Evandro Chagas Clinical Research Institute (IPEC/ FIOCRUZ) where she conducts research in the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Paula has an MD from Fluminese Federal University, an MPH from Rio de Janeiro State University in Epidemiology and a PhD from Yale University in Epidemiology and Public Health. She has received a joint doctoral scholarship by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) and the Fulbright Foundation. Her major line of research is in epidemiology of HIV/AIDS studying a diverse set of questions relating to HIV/AIDS progression as measured by the clinical, immunological and virological aspects, HIV and non-HIV related morbidity and mortality and the impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy on HIV and non-HIV related morbidity and mortality.
Epidemiologic study design
Analysis of epidemiological data
Luz PM, Morris BL, Grinsztejn B, Freedberg KA, Veloso VG, Walensky RP, Losina E, Nakamura YM, Girouard MP, Sax PE, Struchiner CJ, Paltiel AD. (2015). Cost-effectiveness of genotype testing for primary resistance in Brazil. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 68(2):152-61.
Cambou MC, Luz PM, Lake JE, Levi JE, Coutinho JR, de Andrade A, Heinke T, Derrico M, Veloso VG, Friedman RK, Grinsztejn B. (2015). Anal human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalences and factors associated with abnormal anal cytology in HIV-infected women in an urban cohort from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AIDS Patient Care STDS, 29(1):4-12.
Luz PM, Grinsztejn B, Velasque L, Pacheco AG, Veloso VG, Moore RD, Struchiner CJ. (2014). Long-term CD4+ cell count in response to combination antiretroviral therapy. PLoS One, 9(4):e93039.
Martin DA, Luz PM, Lake JE, Clark JL, Veloso VG, Moreira RI, Cardoso SW, Klausner JD, Grinsztejn B. (2014). Improved virologic outcomes over time for HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in a cohort from Rio de Janeiro, 1997-2011. BMC Infect Dis, 14:322.
Luz PM, Vanni T, Medlock J, Paltiel AD, Galvani AP. (2011). Dengue vector control strategies in an urban setting: an economic modelling assessment. Lancet, 377(9778):1673-80.