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.

Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers for Childhood Bacterial Pneumonia in Sub-Saharan Africa
03/01/2019 - 05/31/2021 (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

The Intransigence of Malaria in Malawi: Understanding Hidden Reservoirs, Successful Vectors and Prevention Failures
01/01/2019 - 03/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Michigan State University NIH NIAID


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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Kapito-Tembo A, Mathanga D, Bauleni A, Nyirenda O, Pensulo P, Ali D, Valim C, Taylor TE, Laufer MK. Prevalence and Clinical Management of Non-malarial Febrile Illnesses among Outpatients in the Era of Universal Malaria Testing in Malawi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Aug; 103(2):887-893. PMID: 32588795
  4. Sanz H, Reverter F, Valim C. Enhancing SVM for survival data using local invariances and weighting. BMC Bioinformatics. 2020 May 19; 21(1):193. PMID: 32429884
  5. Fernandes FF, Pitangui NS, Peron G, Valim CXR, Mazucato VM, Oliveira AF, Silva TAD, Roque-Barreira MC, Panunto-Castelo A. Expression of Hsp60 and its cell location in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2020; 62:e29. PMID: 32401956
  6. Dobaño C, Ubillos I, Jairoce C, Gyan B, Vidal M, Jiménez A, Santano R, Dosoo D, Nhabomba AJ, Ayestaran A, Aguilar R, Williams NA, Díez-Padrisa N, Lanar D, Chauhan V, Chitnis C, Dutta S, Gaur D, Angov E, Asante KP, Owusu-Agyei S, Valim C, Gamain B, Coppel RL, Cavanagh D, Beeson JG, Campo JJ, Moncunill G. RTS,S/AS01E immunization increases antibody responses to vaccine-unrelated Plasmodium falciparum antigens associated with protection against clinical malaria in African children: a case-control study. BMC Med. 2019 08 14; 17(1):157. PMID: 31409398
  7. Dobaño C, Sanz H, Sorgho H, Dosoo D, Mpina M, Ubillos I, Aguilar R, Ford T, Díez-Padrisa N, Williams NA, Ayestaran A, Traore O, Nhabomba AJ, Jairoce C, Waitumbi J, Agnandji ST, Kariuki S, Abdulla S, Aponte JJ, Mordmüller B, Asante KP, Owusu-Agyei S, Tinto H, Campo JJ, Moncunill G, Gyan B, Valim C, Daubenberger C. Concentration and avidity of antibodies to different circumsporozoite epitopes correlate with RTS,S/AS01E malaria vaccine efficacy. Nat Commun. 2019 05 15; 10(1):2174. PMID: 31092823; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10195-z;
  8. Dobaño C, Santano R, Vidal M, Jiménez A, Jairoce C, Ubillos I, Dosoo D, Aguilar R, Williams NA, Díez-Padrisa N, Ayestaran A, Valim C, Asante KP, Owusu-Agyei S, Lanar D, Chauhan V, Chitnis C, Dutta S, Angov E, Gamain B, Coppel RL, Beeson JG, Reiling L, Gaur D, Cavanagh D, Gyan B, Nhabomba AJ, Campo JJ, Moncunill G. Differential Patterns of IgG Subclass Responses to Plasmodium falciparum Antigens in Relation to Malaria Protection and RTS,S Vaccination. Front Immunol. 2019; 10:439. PMID: 30930896; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00439;
  9. Sanz H, Valim C, Vegas E, Oller JM, Reverter F. SVM-RFE: selection and visualization of the most relevant features through non-linear kernels. BMC Bioinformatics. 2018 Nov 19; 19(1):432. PMID: 30453885; DOI: 10.1186/s12859-018-2451-4;
  10. Shaffer JG, Doumbia SO, Ndiaye D, Diarra A, Gomis JF, Nwakanma D, Abubakar I, Ahmad A, Affara M, Lukowski M, Valim C, Welty JC, Mather FJ, Keating J, Krogstad DJ. Development of a data collection and management system in West Africa: challenges and sustainability. Infect Dis Poverty. 2018 Nov 16; 7(1):125. PMID: 30541626; DOI: 10.1186/s40249-018-0494-4;
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