Eduardo Undurraga’s research focuses on the interaction between the social sciences and human health. He draws from a variety of quantitative tools to understand the local, national, and global-level factors that affect population health and well-being and assess the impact of programs and interventions to improve policy. His interdisciplinary background and work experience in government and academia has given him a robust foundation for collaborative research and flexibility to work in diverse settings, from urban informal settlements and isolated rural communities to government. Undurraga has done extensive work on the dynamics and economics of infectious diseases of poverty, including disease surveillance and control strategies, health metrics and burden of disease, and the effects of social, environmental, and economic factors on population health. For the past three years, his research has focused on the factors that affect the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare and community settings.
- Excellence in Research (PREI), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2018-2020
- Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellow, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015-2017
- Kaafee Billah Early Career Award finalist, US CDC, 2016
- Fulbright Fellowship, 2008-2012
- Jara A, Undurraga EA, González C, Paredes F, Fontecilla T, Jara G, et al. Effectiveness of an Inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Chile. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2107715.
- Undurraga, E. A., Millien, M. F., Allel, K., Etheart, M. D., Cleaton, J., Ross, Y., . . . Wallace, R. M. (2020). Costs and effectiveness of alternative dog vaccination strategies to improve dog population coverage in rural and urban settings during a rabies outbreak. Vaccine, 38(39), 6162-6173. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.06.006
- Undurraga, E. A., Behrman, J. R., Emmett, S. D., Kidd, C., Leonard, W. R., Piantadosi, S. T., . . . Godoy, R. A. (2018). Child stunting is associated with weaker human capital among native Amazonians. American Journal of Human Biology, 30(1), e23059. https://doi:10.1002/ajhb.23059
- Shepard, D. S., Undurraga, E. A., Halasa, Y. A., & Stanaway, J. D. (2016). The global economic burden of dengue: a systematic analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 16(8), 935-941. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00146-8
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