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Dr. Ricardo A. Arcêncio

Associate Professor


Epidemiological studies, spatial analysis, geoepidemiology, time series/ forecast models and mathematic models, mixed-method studies, operational research

Ricardo A. Arcêncio PhD, MPH, RN is an Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing in Brazil, in the department of Maternal Infant and Public Health Nursing.  He is an infectious disease-trained nurse epidemiologist, with a PhD in epidemiology and public health nursing. He is also vice-president of the Brazilian Tuberculosis Research Network (REDE-TB), leader of the Research Group of Epidemiological and Operational Studies on Tuberculosis (GEOTB). Dr. Arcêncio is also a member of the Brazilian Partnership Against TB, representing the research segment. He has a post-doctorate in epidemiology from the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the Nova University of Lisbon (Portugal). He has contributed with the qualification/ training of researchers from Portuguese Speaker African Countries (Guinee Bissau, Angola, Mozambique, and Cape Verde), which are affected substantially by infectious diseases such as TB and HIV. He also contributed with collaborative projects and qualification/ training of the researchers from Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Portugal, Spain, and more currently Nigeria. Because of his contributions and rewarded in neglected tropical diseases, he is the associate editor for the Latin America Nursing Journal (Revista Latino Americana Enfermagem – RLAE).

Populations of Interest:

Tuberculosis; HIV/TB co-infection; Drug-resistant TB; Vulnerable people (Immigrants, homeless, Indigenous, Incarcerated populations) and territories at risk for development of these diseases and social inequities that interfere in population vulnerable access to the health services

Dr. Ricardo A. Arcêncio