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Clarissa Valim

Research Scientist

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Building 1, Room 107
665 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115


M.D., University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
M.Sc., National School of Public Health/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
M.S., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Sc.D., Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Honors and Awards

Training Award Fellowship, National Research Council of Brazil
Junior Research Award, National Research Council of Brazil
Scholarship Award (M.Sc.), National Research Council of Brazil
Training Award (D.Sc.), TDR/UNDP/WHO
Uwe Brickman Infectious Disease Research Award, Harvard University
Training Award (D.Sc.), Fogarty International Institute/NIH


Newton CRJC, Valim C, Krishna S, Wypij D, Olola C, Agbenyega T, Taylor T.  The prognostic value of measures of acid/base balance in pediatric falciparum malaria, compared with other clinical and laboratory parameters. Clin Infect Dis 2005; 41:948-57.

Taylor T, Olola C, Valim C, Agbenyega T, Kremsner P, Krishna S, Kwiatkowski D, Newton C, Missinou M, Pinder M, Wypij D.  Standardized datacollection for multi-center clinical studies of severe malaria in African children:  establishing the SMAC network. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2006; 100: 615-22.

Bourgeois FT, Valim C, Wei JC, McAdam AJ, Mandl KD. Influenza and other respiratory virus-related emergency department visits among young children. Pediatrics 2006;118: e1-8.

Bourgeouis FT, Porter SC, Valim C, Jackson T, Cook EF, Mandl KD. The value of patient self-report for disease surveillance. J Am Med Inform Assoc 2007; 14(6):765-71.

Sawicki G, Lu FL, Valim C, Cleveland RH, Colin AA.  Necrotizing pneumonia is an increasingly detected complication of pneumonia in children.  Euro Resp J 2008; 31 (6): 1285-91.

Gura KM, Lee S, Valim C, Zhou J, et al. Safety and efficacy of a fish oil-based fat emulsion in the treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. Pediatrics 2008; 121 (3): e678-86.

Lightdale J, Valim C, et al. Efficiency of propofol versus midazolam/fentanyl procedural sedation in a pediatric endoscopy unit. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2008; 67 (7): 1067-1075.

Valim C, Mezzetti M, Maguire J, Urdaneta M, Wypij D. Estimation of vaccine efficacy in a repeated measures study under heterogeneity of exposure and susceptibility. Phil Trans A. Math Phys Eng Sci. 2008; 366 (1874): 2347-60.

Kremsner PG, Valim C, Missinou M, Olola C, Krishna S, Issifou S, Kombila M, Bwanaisa L, Mithwani S, Newton CR, Agbenyega T, Pinder M, Bojang K, Wypij D, Taylor T. The prognostic value of circulating pigmented cells in severe malaria in African children. J Infect Dis. 2009; 199 (1): 142-50.

Duro D, Duggan C, Valim C, Fitzgibbons S, Bechard L, Jaksic T, Yu Y. A novel intravenous 13C-Methionine breath test as a measure of liver function in children with short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009; 44 (1); 236-40.

Fitzgibbons S, Ching A, Valim C, Zhou J, Iglesias J, Duggan C, Jaksic T. Relationship between citrulline levels and progression to parenteral nutrition independence in children with short bowel syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2009; 44 (5): 928-32.

Bourgeois FT, Shannon MW, Valim C, Mandl K. Pediatric adverse drug events in the outpatient setting: an 11-year national analysis. Pediatrics. 2009; 124 (4): e744-50.

Bourgeois FT, Valim C, McAdam AJ, Mandl KD. Relative impact of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus in young children. Pediatrics. 2009; 124 (6): e1072-80.

Puder M, Valim C, Meisel JA, Le HD, Robinson EM, Zhou J, Duggan C, Gura KM.  Parenteral fish oil improves outcomes in patients with parenteral nutrition associated liver injury. Ann. Surg. 2009; 250 (3): 395-402.

Lee S, Valim C, Johnston P, Le HD, Meisel J, Arsenault DA, Gura KM, Puder M. The impact of fish oil-based lipid emulsion on serum triglyceride, bilirubin, and albumin levels in children with parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. Pediatric Research. 2009; 66 (6):698-703.