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Isabel Rodríguez-Barraquer, MD

  • Research Associate

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6610
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Infectious Disease Dynamics group

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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2012
MD, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2005


My research focuses in applying novel epidemiological and statistical methods to understand the dynamics of infectious diseases and inform control interventions. While I am interested in infectious diseases generally, most of my work relates to vector-borne diseases such as dengue, leishmaniasis, chikungunya and more recently malaria. A major focus of my research has been to understand the recent shifts in the epidemiology of dengue that have been observed globally. 

  • Infectious disease dynamics
  • vector-borne diseases, emerging diseases
  • tropical diseases
  • global health
  • dengue
  • chikungunya
  • malaria

Selected publications from the last 5 years

  • Salje H, Rodríguez-Barraquer I, Rainwater-Lovett K, Nisalak A, Thaisomboonsuk B, et al Variability in Dengue Titer Estimates from Plaque Reduction Neutralization Tests Poses a Challenge to Epidemiological Studies and Vaccine Development. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014

  • Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Mier-y-Terán-Romero L et al. Potential perils and opportunities of imperfect dengue vaccines.  Vaccine. 2014

  • Rodríguez-Barraquer I, Buathong R, Iamsirithaworn S et al. Revisiting Rayong: Shifting seroprofiles of dengue in Thailand and their implications for transmission and control. American Journal of Epidemiology 2014

  • Rubiano LC, Miranda MC, Muvdi S, Montero LM, Rodríguez-Barraquer I et al. Noninferiority of Miltefosine Versus Meglumine Antimoniate for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Children. J Infect Dis. 2012. 205(4): 684-692 

  • Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Cordeiro Maril T et al. From Re-Emergence to Hyperendemicity: The Natural History of the Dengue Epidemic in Brazil.  PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2011. 5(1) e935