Conference Agenda

Advancing the Frontiers of Public Health and Medicine 
Through Brazil-US Initiatives

Friday, April 3, 2020 at Yale University
Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven, CT USA

Thursday, April 2

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Special Exhibit 

Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscripts Library*
Rooms 38 and 39

*Be prepared to show ID 

7 p.m. Dinner

Invited Guests

Friday, April 3

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 p.m. Opening Comments

Pericles Lewis, Vice President for Global Strategy; Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives; Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English

Claudia Valeggia, Professor of Anthropology; Chair of the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, Yale University

Kenneth David Jackson, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Portuguese, Yale University

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Health and Human Rights – Session I 

Moderator:   Gregg Gonsalves, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership; Co-Director, Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency (TBC)

Paulo Cesar BastaResearcher, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Romulo SampiaoProfessor of Law and the Director of the Research and Policy Center for Law and the Environment, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) Law School

Danielle RachedProfessor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Environment and Environmental Health

Moderator: TBC

Frederico PeresSenior Researcher, Brazilian Ministry of Health, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz 

Julio CrodaChief, Department of Communicable Diseases at the Secretary of Health Surveillance, Brazil 

Helena RibeiroProfessor, University of São Paulo 

Ted CohenAssociate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Associate Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Co-director, Public Health Modeling Concentration, Yale School of Medicine (TBC) 

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch

Yale Science Building Mezzanine
260 Whitney Avenue

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Data Science and Modeling in Health 

Moderator: Albert KoDepartment Chair and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Yale School of Public Health 

Claudio StruchinerProfessor of Applied Mathematics, Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Researcher, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz  

Eduardo MassadProfessor of Applied Mathematics, Fundação Getúlio Vargas 

Daniel WeinbergerAssociate Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health

Forrest CrawfordAssociate Professor of Biostatistics, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor of Management, and Associate Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Yale School of Public Health

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Health and Human Rights – Session II

Moderator: Claudia ValeggiaProfessor of Anthropology, Yale University 

João BiehlSusan Dod Brown Professor of Anthropology and Woodrow Wilson School Faculty Associate, Princeton University 

Amy NunnAssociate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Brown University 

Christen SmithAssociate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin 

5:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Closing Comments

Sergio Guerra, Dean, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) Law School

Albert KoDepartment Chair and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Yale School of Public Health

Stuart Schwartz, George Burton Adams Professor of History, Yale University (TBC)

5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception

Yale Science Building Mezzanine
260 Whitney Avenue

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner

Invited guests only

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Concert – Virtuosic Brazilian Instrumental Music: Choros and Sambas from the Past 100 years and Today

Featuring bandolim virtuoso Daniel Miglivacca and 7-string guitarist Rogéiro Souza

Luce Hall Auditorium

Sponsored by:



The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund

The Malcolm C. Batchelor Fund of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese