About

Dr. Diana P. Rojas Alvarez MD, PhD is a lecturer of Communicable Disease Control at the division of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a member of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases at James Cook University (JCU), Australia.

Dr. Rojas Alvarez graduated as a Medical Doctor and finished her education in Infectious diseases and Tropical Health in Colombia. She worked as a clinician in her home country and was in charge of public health surveillance for arboviruses at the Colombian National Institute of Health for six years. She was awarded with a Fulbright Doctoral scholarship and moved to the United States to start her PhD in Epidemiology at University of Florida where she was part of the Center for Quantitative Infectious Diseases. After finishing Doctoral studies, she worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Inference and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases.

Her research interests include the application of epidemiological methods to quantify and analyze infectious disease transmission and evaluate the impact of interventions in Public Health. She has also been involved in the Blueprint initiative for research and development for action to prevent epidemics leaded by WHO specifically on the design of clinical trials for treatments and vaccines targeting priority emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, Lassa fever, Chikungunya and Zika.

Teaching
  • TM5501: Tropical Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5512: Travel Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5525: Communicable Disease Control (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5600: Introduction to One Health (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Epidemiological methods
  • Infectious diseases
  • Clinical trial design
  • Emerging Infectious diseases
  • Arbovirus
  • Tropical Medicine
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2016 to 2017 - International Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Florida, USA
  • 2009 to 2010 - Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
  • 2008 to 2009 - Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Fellowships
  • 2017 - 9th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases Scholarship, University of Washington, USA
  • 2013 to 2017 - Fulbright - Colciencias Doctoral Scholarship, Colombia-USA
  • 2014 - 6th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases Scholarship, University of Washington, USA
  • 2007 - Remote sensing and epidemiology- CONAE, Argentina, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
Publications

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Collaboration

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  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
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Location
  • 41.125, Public and Indigenous Health (Townsville campus)
Advisory Accreditation
Secondary (P)

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