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Jailson Correia

Jailson Correia

Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Health

Jailson B. Correia is research director at the Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP) and an associate professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. Dr Correia is also a researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil (CNPq). He graduated in Medicine at the University of Pernambuco (1993) and completed his paediatrics training at IMIP (1996). He obtained a Masters degree in Tropical Paediatrics (1998) and a Ph.D. degree (2005) at the University of Liverpool (UK). Following his return to Brazil, he has been leading a range of national and international collaborative studies on child health. He has ever since been running the redevelopment of a fast growing research center, with a strong emphasis on research capacity building as a driver for local development.

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: +55 81 21224702

Email Address:

Mailing Address: Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira, Diretoria de Pesquisa, Rua dos Coelhos, 300, Boa Vista, Recife - PE, CEP 50070-550, Brazil

Current research interests
Dr Correia has developed interests on epidemiological and translational studies on infectious diseases of children from underprivileged settings, with special emphasis on the role of the socioeconomic status on the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases. His current projects include active surveillance of pathogens causing severe acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea and meningitis in children from the poor suburbs of Recife. He is also co-chair of the IMIP/Recife Longitudinal Studies Working Group.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Intergenerational influences. | Methodological issues: Regional studies (within countries). | Other:

Role of the socioeconomic status on the burden of infectious diseases

Selected publications

Gurgel, R. Q., Correia, J. B., & Cuevas, L. E. (2008). Effect of rotavirus vaccination on circulating virus strains. The Lancet, 371(9609), 301-302. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(08)60164-6

Nakagomi, T., Correia, J. B., Nakagomi, O., Montenegro, F. M., Cuevas, L. E., Cunliffe, N. A., & Hart, C. A. (2008). Norovirus infection among children with acute gastroenteritis in Recife, Brazil: disease severity is comparable to rotavirus gastroenteritis. Archives of Virology, 153(5), 957-960. doi:10.1007/s00705-008-0060-7