Flavia Jose Oliveira Alves

Flávia Alves, PhD

Research Fellow

Flávia Jôse Oliveira Alves, PhD (in Epidemiology and Public Health from Collective Health Institute of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil) is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health – CIDACS/FIOCRUZ https://cidacs.bahia.fiocruz.br/.

She is a Co-I in the project “The impact of social drivers, conditional cash transfers and their mechanisms on mental health of the young: an integrated retrospective and forecasting approach using the 100 million Brazilian Cohort”, which aims mainly to investigate the link between poverty and cash transfer with suicide and mental health outcomes, which is funded by the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH, NIH (R01MH128911-01 https://reporter.nih.gov/search/nkw_TgJLukSvmhYj9rhfSw/project-details/10374288).

Flavia has been working with Social Determinants and Impact Assessment of public programs on health outcomes, with vast experience in suicide, maternal and mental health, performing statistical analyses on large datasets of over 114 million people.

Flávia's research has contributed to the development of impact assessment, supporting evidence-based public policies, with special attention to the reduction of health inequalities.