Chris Mercado is a research assistant in MORU Epidemiology under the supervision of Professor Richard Maude. A native of the Philippines, Chris’ main interests include infectious disease epidemiology, spatial analysis, and public health surveillance.
His previous work has included collection, collation, and analysis of datasets on malaria surveillance in multiple countries in the Asia Pacific for the development of disease risk maps and mathematical models to support malaria elimination efforts.
Before joining MORU in 2015, Chris created health dashboards for the WHO-Western Pacific Regional Office, assisted in the research and teaching activities at a state university, worked as a nurse in a tertiary teaching hospital and interned at the Global Migration Health Support Unit of IOM in the Philippines. He is a member of the Health GeoLab Collaborative.
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