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Coronavirus and Historical Patterns of Epidemics in Latin America

May 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Join the University of California, Santa Barbara Latin American & Iberian Studies Program for a Zoom discussion of historical patterns of epidemics in Latin America with Dr. Marcos Cueto (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz). Sign-up to attend!

About the Speaker

Marcos Cueto is Professor of History of Health at the Casa Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a Researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima, Peru. He got his PhD from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Science, Technology and Society Program at the MIT. His major books include A History of the World Health Organization (2019); Medicine and Public Health in Latin America (2016) (co-authored with S. Palmer), which won the 2017 George Rosen Award of the American Association for the History of Medicine; Cold War and Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication in Mexico, 1955-1970 (2007), among many others. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Shanghai, the University College London, L’Institut de hautes études internationales et du dévelopement in Geneva, Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, and New York University and was fellow of the Guggenheim, Mellon, Tinker, Ford, and Rockefeller foundations. He publishes regularly in English, Spanish and Portuguese. For more on his work see this resource!


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