Rodolfo Castro, DDS, MSc, PhD (Faculty Mentor) is an Assistant Researcher at Fiocruz where he studies Quality of Life (QOL) among people living with HIV infection. Initially trained as a dentist, Dr. Castro completed a PhD in Public Health and shifted focus to epidemiologic research on risk factors for HIV acquisition among high-risk individuals in Brazil and on the development of scales to measure QOL associated with HIV infection.
Quality of life outcomes
Selected Recent Publications:
Castro RA, Cortes MI, Leão AT, Portela MC, Souza IP, Tsakos G, Marcenes W, Sheiham A. Child-OIDP index in Brazil: cross-cultural adaptation and validation. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2008 Sep 15;6:68.
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