Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Yale Institute for Global Health


Dr. Alfaro-Murillo is an Associate Research Scientist in the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis at the Yale School of Public Health. He grew up in Costa Rica and graduated with BSc degrees in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Costa Rica. He obtained an MSc in Statistics and a PhD in Mathematics at Purdue University, Indiana, US. His research is dedicated to mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and economic evaluations of public policies. He is currently focused on cytomegalovirus, influenza, and pneumococcal disease, as well as dengue fever vaccines and Zika virus control initiatives via collaborations with public health authorities in Central America and the Caribbean.

Education & Training

PhD Purdue University (2013)
MSc Purdue University (2013)
BSc University of Costa Rica, Mathematics (2008)
BSc University of Costa Rica, Economics (2006)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale School of Public Health

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