Paula Moraga joined CHICAS in April 2012. She is interested in public health surveillance and her research focuses on the development of novel spatio-temporal statistical methods.
Before joining the Medical School, she was a visiting researcher at the Harvard Medical School and the Medical University of South Carolina working on methods for the estimation of geographic variations in disease temporal trends, disease mapping and the detection of clusters. She also worked on the early detection of infectious disease outbreaks in the Brigham and Womennulls Hospital in Boston, and completed a traineeship at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
At Lancaster, she collaborates with researchers at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) conducting studies on the spatio-temporal patterns and the determinants of leptospirosis transmission in urban areas in Salvador, Brazil.
Paula received her Masternulls degree in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2011, and expects to earn her doctorate degree in Mathematics from the University of Valencia, Spain, in 2012.