Marcia Castro
Primary Faculty

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


Spatial and temporal fluctuations in COVID-19 fatality rates in Brazilian hospitals.

Brizzi A, Whittaker C, Servo LMS, Hawryluk I, Prete CA, de Souza WM, Aguiar RS, Araujo LJT, Bastos LS, Blenkinsop A, Buss LF, Candido D, Castro MC, Costa SF, Croda J, de Souza Santos AA, Dye C, Flaxman S, Fonseca PLC, Geddes VEV, Gutierrez B, Lemey P, Levin AS, Mellan T, Bonfim DM, Miscouridou X, Mishra S, Monod M, Moreira FRR, Nelson B, Pereira RHM, Ranzani O, Schnekenberg RP, Semenova E, Sonnabend R, Souza RP, Xi X, Sabino EC, Faria NR, Bhatt S, Ratmann O.

Nat Med. 2022 May 10. PMID: 35538260


Three practical actions could help prevent the next pandemic

Reduced deforestation, better management of wildlife trade and hunting, and better surveillance of zoonotic pathogens before they spill into human populations are all key strategies that could help prevent future pandemics, according to a new report.

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…