Eva Harris, Ph.D.

Title
Professor of Infectious Disease
Department
School of Public Health
Institution
University of California, Berkeley
Address
50 University Hall #7360
City, State, Zip
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone
(510) 642-4845
E-mail
eharris[at]berkeley.edu
Website
http://sph.berkeley.edu/eva-harris
Research Field
Virology
Award Year
2001

Research

Pathogenesis and epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly dengue; interested in transferring advanced technology to the developing world and building scientific capacity. The Harris laboratory in the division of infectious diseases in the School of Public Health at the UC Berkeley has developed a multidisciplinary approach to study the molecular virology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of dengue. Dr. Harris' field work focuses on laboratory-based and epidemiological studies of dengue in endemic Latin American countries, particularly in Nicaragua, where ongoing projects include clinical and biological studies of severe dengue, a pediatric cohort study of dengue and influenza transmission in Managua, and a project on evidence-based, community-derived interventions for prevention of dengue via control of its mosquito vector.