Global Diet and Physical Activity Research Group
Current work and interests
Tiago is a Research Associate and member of the Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network (GDAR). His research interests are the use of spatial data to understand public health problems. At GDAR, he will explore how climate, diet, physical activity and non-communicable diseases are related in the context of low- and middle-income countries
Background and experience
Tiago graduated in Geography (2011) and have an MSc in International Health (2012) from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He conducted his first research in spatiotemporal dynamics of malaria in Mozambique at the ISGobal.
In 2018, he obtained his PhD in Global Health and Sustainability at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He focused his work on the risk of malaria transmission in the Amazon forest using the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a core method of analysis.
He joined the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 2018 to work at the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC). He supported the PIIVeC cohort of researchers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Malawi in the spatial analysis queries. He also developed a geostatistical model to assess the feasibility of implementing a house-based malaria control intervention in the Ivory Coast.