Marcia Castro

Marcia Castro

Andelot Professor of Demography

Global Health and Population

Other Positions

Chair, Department of Global Health and Population

Global Health and Population

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Vaccine push slows COVID deaths among Brazil’s elderly

Early efforts to vaccinate elderly people in Brazil against COVID-19 appear to be preventing deaths, according to new research. The study, co-authored by Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography and chair of the Department of Global Health and…

COVID-19 sharply drives down life expectancy in Brazil

Life expectancy in Brazil declined by approximately 1.3 years in 2020 as a result of COVID-19, reversing decades of progress in the country, according to a new study led by Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography and chair…

Hard lessons in the midst of hope

COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out, but variants continue to spread and public health systems around the world remain strained. Experts from across the Harvard Chan School reflect on the pandemic and what it means for the future of…

Analysis reveals factors underlying COVID-19 spread in Brazil

For immediate release: Thursday, April 22, 2021 Boston, MA – An overall failure in Brazil to implement prompt, coordinated, and equitable responses fueled COVID-19’s spread in a context of stark local socioeconomic and health care inequalities, according to…