Clarissa Valim, MD, SM, ScD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
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

The Intransigence of Malaria in Malawi: Understanding Hidden Reservoirs, Successful Vectors and Prevention Failures
04/01/2023 - 03/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Michigan State University NIH NIAID

The Intransigence of Malaria in Malawi: Understanding Hidden Reservoirs, Successful Vectors and Prevention Failures
01/01/2019 - 03/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Michigan State 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

A Point-of-Care Test to Diagnose Bacterial Infection in Children with Clinical Pneumonia
04/01/2022 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
Hansjorg Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

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

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. Dobbs KR, Atieli HE, Valim C, Beeson JG. Previous Malaria Exposures and Immune Dysregulation: Developing Strategies To Improve Malaria Vaccine Efficacy in Young Children. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2024 Apr 03; 110(4):627-630. PMID: 38442424; PMCID: PMC10993830; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.23-0696;
  2. Mbewe RB, Keven JB, Mangani C, Wilson ML, Mzilahowa T, Mathanga DP, Valim C, Laufer MK, Walker ED, Cohee LM. Genotyping of Anopheles mosquito blood meals reveals nonrandom human host selection: implications for human-to-mosquito Plasmodium falciparum transmission. Malar J. 2023 Apr 07; 22(1):115. PMID: 37029433; PMCID: PMC10080529; DOI: 10.1186/s12936-023-04541-2;
  3. Bressan CDS, Teixeira MLB, Gouvêa MIFDS, de Pina-Costa A, Santos HFP, Calvet GA, Lupi O, Siqueira AM, Valls-de-Souza R, Valim C, Brasil P. Challenges of acute febrile illness diagnosis in a national infectious diseases center in Rio de Janeiro: 16-year experience of syndromic surveillance. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2023 Apr; 17(4):e0011232. PMID: 37011087; PMCID: PMC10101631; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0011232;
  4. Beeson JG, Kurtovic L, Valim C, Asante KP, Boyle MJ, Mathanga D, Dobano C, Moncunill G. The RTS,S malaria vaccine: Current impact and foundation for the future. Sci Transl Med. 2022 Nov 16; 14(671):eabo6646. PMID: 36383682; DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abo6646;
  5. Cohee LM, Goupeyou-Youmsi J, Seydel KB, Mangani C, Ntenda P, Sixpence A, Mbewe RB, Matengeni A, Takala-Harrison S, Walker ED, Wilson ML, Mzilahowa T, Laufer MK, Valim C, Taylor TE, Mathanga DP. Understanding the Intransigence of Malaria in Malawi. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Oct 11; 107(4_Suppl):40-48. PMID: 36228915; PMCID: PMC9662216; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-1263;
  6. Mangani C, Mzilahowa T, Cohee L, Kayange M, Ntenda P, Sixpence A, Gumbo A, Lankhulani S, Goupeyou-Youmsi J, Walker E, Laufer M, Valim C, Seydel K, Wilson ML, Taylor T, Mathanga DP. Malawi ICEMR Malaria Research: Interactions and Results Influencing Health Policies and Practices. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Oct 11; 107(4_Suppl):49-54. PMID: 36228911; PMCID: PMC9662217; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-1265;
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC9373151; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiac097;
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC9220828; DOI: 10.1172/jci.insight.158030;
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC8782572; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.70393;
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC8653634; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1843;
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