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Who am I?


I’ve always loved maths and science, I meant to be a Veterinary, I wanted to do ballet classes, teach gymnastic, be an economist, a psychologist… Many years passed since I started the journey of my career as an investigator, it turned out to be an everyday challenge with tasks to solve, and most importantly a continuous learning path. Each day brings with it a fresh set of challenges to solve and opportunities for growth. It’s a path marked by curiosity, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence—a journey that I’m grateful to be on.

Coming soon!

Health Metrics and the Spread of Infectious Diseases: Machine Learning Applications and Spatial Modelling Analysis with R

Editor CRC Press - Chapman & Hall

Discover the fascinating world of health metrics and infectious disease analysis with our upcoming manual and textbook! Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned practitioner, this resource offers valuable insights into key concepts and practical applications.

Learn about essential public health metrics like DALYs, YLL, and YLD, which provide crucial indicators of a population’s health status. Dive into recent infectious disease outbreaks, including the impact of Covid19, and explore the most affected locations.

With a mix of explanatory text and hands-on R code examples, you’ll become proficient in analyzing real-world case studies. We’ll compare health metrics across different locations and test predictive models using tidymodels and INLA. Plus, you’ll discover the power of spatial visualization techniques using ggplot2, leaflet, sf, rgdal, and other popular R packages. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced practitioner, this book is designed to enhance your understanding and skills in health data analysis.

Ideal for early-stage practitioners and graduate students in public health, this resource is your guide to unlocking the full potential of R for spatial and health metrics analysis.

List of my workshops

Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy

Software Carpentry (Shell, Git, and programming with R)

Date: February 12-13 2024 | Helmholtz Online

Website: https://macrobiotus.github.io/2024-02-12-helmholtz-online/

EtherPad: https://pad.carpentries.org/2024-02-12-helmholtz-online

University of Washington

Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 Library Carpentry

Date: March 19-21 2024 | Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)

Website: https://nnlm-ncds.github.io/2024-03-19-nnlm-uw-online/

EtherPad: https://pad.carpentries.org/2024-03-19-nnlm-uw-online

List of my talks

R-Ladies Talks

Sharing the mission with the open source community

R-Ladies DC

Date: September 2022

Abstract: This tutorial is meant for people new to spatial analysis and modeling with RStudio but comfortable in making simple data visualization with ggplot2. In this video, you will learn how to make a map with RStudio, and how to use data modeling for making spatial model analysis.

Material: It is helpful to have the following R packages installed beforehand: {tidyverse}, {ggthemes}, {maptools}, {ggmap}, {sf}, {spocc}, {dismo}, {SpatialEpi}, and {oregonfrogs} dataset from


R-Ladies NYC & R-Ladies Rome

Date: April 2023

Abstract: In this video, you will learn about Modeling infectious diseases with R using both deterministic and Bayesian SIR model methods. We will explore both Deterministic and Bayesian SIR model methods, and learn how to use the well-known SIR model to understand how epidemics unfold and how to prevent their spread.

This video is perfect for students of science, healthcare professionals, or anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of how to use R for Modeling infectious diseases.


  • Introduction presentation of the Chapters and R-Ladies Global action
  • SIR model with R - quick intro assessment (Speaker Federica Gazzelloni)
  • Bayesian workflow for disease transmission (Speaker Jacqueline Buros)
  • Q&A session


R-Ladies Cambridge

Date: March 2024

Abstract: In this video, you’ll learn how to use ggplot2 to replicate one of the ongoing #DuboisChallenge2024 plates. The original plates are part of W.E.B. Du Bois’s legacy from back in 1900, showcased at the Paris Exposition. I’ll be using modern tools such as R. We’ll explore the colors used in the plates and delve into the intricacies of the challenge by understanding the perspective of hand-made graphs in the ‘Duboisian’ style.


List of my papers

Co-authored Publications

List of Co-Authored Publications
year journal title author pubid
2024 CAS E-Forum Loss Modelling from First Principles P Parodi, D Thrumble, P Watson, Z Ji, A Wang, I Bhatia, J Lees, S Mealy, ... UebtZRa9Y70C
2023 Epidemiology & Infection Burden of infectious disease studies in Europe and the United Kingdom: a review of methodological design choices P Charalampous, JA Haagsma, LS Jakobsen, V Gorasso, I Noguer, ... ufrVoPGSRksC
2023 Archives of Public Health Burden of disease attributable to risk factors in European countries: a scoping literature review V Gorasso, JN Morgado, P Charalampous, SM Pires, JA Haagsma, ... 0EnyYjriUFMC
2022 European Journal of Public Health Burden of non-communicable disease studies in Europe: a systematic review of data sources and methodological choices P Charalampous, V Gorasso, D Plass, SM Pires, E Von Der Lippe, ... W7OEmFMy1HYC
2022 BMC public health Methodological considerations in injury burden of disease studies across Europe: a systematic literature review P Charalampous, E Pallari, V Gorasso, E Von der Lippe, ... WF5omc3nYNoC
2021 European Journal of Public Health The state of health in the European Union in 2019 J Vasco Santos, A Padron Monedero, B Bikbov, DA Grad, D Plass, ... eQOLeE2rZwMC
2021 European Journal of Public Health The state of health in the European Union in 2019 JV Santos, AP Monedero, B Bikbov, DA Grad, D Plass, EA Mechili, ... YsMSGLbcyi4C
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