Francisco I. Bastos

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil


I’m a Senior Researcher and former Chair of Graduate Studies in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), with years of experience researching substance misuse and HIV, assessing community needs, and working with collaborators both in Brazil and abroad. My work has explored medical, social, and political dimensions of the AIDS epidemic in Brazil, as well as different harms and risks associated with the misuse of substances (especially injectable cocaine and smoked crack cocaine). I have been the Principal Investigator on a number of large, multi-city studies on HIV and other blood-borne infections and STIs, including the WHO Multicity Project on HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis among injection drug users, the multicity study of HIV and syphilis in 10 Brazilian cities and the ongoing national survey on crack cocaine and associated harms. My research team has developed new methods for assessing the needs and vulnerabilities of impoverished and marginalized populations.

Biography Updated on 16 April 2013

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