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Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics

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Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo, PhD



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

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale School of Public Health (2014)
  • PhD
    Purdue University (2013)
  • MSc
    Purdue University (2013)
  • BSc
    University of Costa Rica, Mathematics (2008)
  • BSc
    University of Costa Rica, Economics (2006)

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