Dr. Wilfredo Matias is an Infectious Diseases Fellow at Mass General Brigham, a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a Global Health Fellow at the MGH Center for Global Health.
His research applies implementation science, epidemiologic and translational approaches to the delivery and evaluation of epidemic infectious disease response programs in underserved settings, all with the aim of advancing global health equity.
He has worked extensively in rural Haiti under the mentorship of Dr. Louise Ivers, focusing on cholera vaccination and the epidemiology of diarrheal diseases. Ongoing work includes the evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and disparities domestically in Holyoke, MA, and studying barriers and facilitators of HIV care among migrants on the island of Hispaniola.
Wilfredo was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in New York where he received his BA in Biology and Romance Languages from New York University. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and completed clinical training in the Global Health Equity Residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. Most recently, he received a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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