Clarissa Valim, MD, SM, ScD
Research Associate Professor
Brown University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

MD, University of Estado Do Rio De Jarviro
ScD, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Clarissa Valim received her MD from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1988 and her ScD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases (Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), in 2003. She also has an MSc in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the National School of Public Health / Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and an SM in Biostatistics from the HSPH. She worked as a Biostatistician in the Division of Clinical Research of Children’s Hospital and an Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School until 2011, and then as a Research Scientist at the HSPH.
Clarissa’s research focuses on the epidemiology and immunology of malaria and malaria vaccine trials, novel biomarkers to detect microcephaly and other serious complications of the zika virus during pregnancy and inflammatory response patterns to determine the etiology of fever in young children. Her work on malaria takes her to Malawi, the work on Zika takes her to Brazil and the work on childhood fever and pneumonia takes her to the Gambia.

COVID Transmission and Morbidity in Malawi (COVID-TMM)
04/01/2022 - 03/31/2027 (Multi-PI)
PI: Clarissa Valim, MD, SM, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Systems biological assessment of vaccination-induced protective immunity in African children
02/01/2022 - 01/31/2027 (Subcontract PI)
Stanford University NIH NIAID

Longitudinal Antibody Profiles Correlated with Protection from Malaria in Malawi
01/08/2021 - 12/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Clinical Trial to Evaluate Intermittent Screening and Treatment with High Sensitivity Rapid Diagnostic Tests and Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Asymptomatic Schoolchildren to Decrease
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
University of Maryland Doris Duke Fdn

The Intransigence of Malaria in Malawi: Understanding Hidden Reservoirs, Successful Vectors and Prevention Failures
01/01/2019 - 03/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Michigan State University NIH NIAID

A Point-of-Care Test to Diagnose Bacterial Infection in Children with Clinical Pneumonia
04/01/2022 - 02/28/2023 (PI)
Hansjorg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers for Childhood Bacterial Pneumonia in Sub-Saharan Africa
03/01/2019 - 05/31/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Clarissa Valim, MD, SM, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

The Intransigence of Malaria in Malawi: Understanding Hidden Reservoirs, Successful Vectors and Prevention Failures- Administrative Supplement
07/24/2019 - 03/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Michigan State University NIH NIAID


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  1. Cohee LM, Peterson I, Buchwald AG, Coalson JE, Valim C, Chilombe M, Ngwira A, Bauleni A, Schaffer-DeRoo S, Seydel KB, Wilson ML, Taylor TE, Mathanga DP, Laufer MK. School-Based Malaria Screening and Treatment Reduces Plasmodium falciparum Infection and Anemia Prevalence in Two Transmission Settings in Malawi. J Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 12; 226(1):138-146. PMID: 35290461; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiac097;
  2. Macià D, Campo JJ, Moncunill G, Jairoce C, Nhabomba AJ, Mpina M, Sorgho H, Dosoo D, Traore O, Kusi KA, Williams NA, Oberai A, Randall A, Sanz H, Valim C, Asante KP, Owusu-Agyei S, Tinto H, Agnandji ST, Kariuki S, Gyan B, Daubenberger C, Mordmüller B, Petrone P, Dobaño C. Strong off-target antibody reactivity to malarial antigens induced by RTS,S/AS01E vaccination is associated with protection. JCI Insight. 2022 May 23; 7(10). PMID: 35446785; DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.158030;
  3. Moncunill G, Carnes J, Chad Young W, Carpp L, De Rosa S, Campo JJ, Nhabomba A, Mpina M, Jairoce C, Finak G, Haas P, Muriel C, Van P, Sanz H, Dutta S, Mordmüller B, Agnandji ST, Díez-Padrisa N, Williams NA, Aponte JJ, Valim C, Neafsey DE, Daubenberger C, McElrath MJ, Dobaño C, Stuart K, Gottardo R. Transcriptional correlates of malaria in RTS,S/AS01-vaccinated African children: a matched case-control study. Elife. 2022 01 21; 11. PMID: 35060479; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.70393;
  4. Gillette MA, Mani DR, Uschnig C, Pellé KG, Madrid L, Acácio S, Lanaspa M, Alonso P, Valim C, Carr SA, Schaffner SF, MacInnis B, Milner DA, Bassat Q, Wirth DF. Biomarkers to Distinguish Bacterial From Viral Pediatric Clinical Pneumonia in a Malaria-Endemic Setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 12 06; 73(11):e3939-e3948. PMID: 33534888; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1843;
  5. Valim C, Olatunji YA, Isa YS, Salaudeen R, Golam S, Knol EF, Kanyi S, Jammeh A, Bassat Q, de Jager W, Diaz AA, Wiegand RC, Ramirez J, Moses MA, D'Alessandro U, Hibberd PL, Mackenzie GA. Seeking diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for childhood bacterial pneumonia in sub-Saharan Africa: study protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open. 2021 09 30; 11(9):e046590.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34593486; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046590;
  6. Peterson I, Kapito-Tembo A, Bauleni A, Nyirenda O, Pensulo P, Still W, Valim C, Cohee L, Taylor T, Mathanga DP, Laufer MK. Overdiagnosis of Malaria Illness in an Endemic Setting: A Facility-Based Surveillance Study in Malawi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 05 03; 104(6):2123-2130. PMID: 33939628; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1209;
  7. Cohee LM, Valim C, Coalson JE, Nyambalo A, Chilombe M, Ngwira A, Bauleni A, Seydel KB, Wilson ML, Taylor TE, Mathanga DP, Laufer MK. School-based screening and treatment may reduce P. falciparum transmission. Sci Rep. 2021 03 25; 11(1):6905. PMID: 33767384; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-86450-5;
  8. Ackerman H, Olola CHO, Krishna S, Roberts DJ, Kremsner PG, Newton CR, Taylor T, Valim C, Casals-Pascual C. Time-to-death is a potential confounder in observational studies of blood transfusion in severe malaria - Authors' reply. Lancet Haematol. 2021 01; 8(1):e12-e13. PMID: 33357473; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3026(20)30412-9;
  9. Ackerman H, Ayestaran A, Olola CHO, Jallow M, Agbenyega T, Bojang K, Roberts DJ, Krishna S, Kremsner PG, Newton CR, Taylor T, Valim C, Casals-Pascual C. The effect of blood transfusion on outcomes among African children admitted to hospital with Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a prospective, multicentre observational study. Lancet Haematol. 2020 Nov; 7(11):e789-e797. PMID: 33091354; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3026(20)30288-X;
  10. Sanz H, Reverter F, Valim C. Correction to: Enhancing SVM for survival data using local invariances and weighting. BMC Bioinformatics. 2020 Aug 27; 21(1):371. PMID: 32854611; DOI: 10.1186/s12859-020-03558-7;
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