Bruno Carvalho is a disease ecologist and medical entomologist with interests in vector-borne disease systems and climate change. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between species distributions and the environment, and how these relate to human disease outcomes.
His background is in Biology and he holds an MSc in Parasite Biology by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Brazil).
He got his PhD in Ecology and Evolution at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with a funded internship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom).
He has practical experience in leishmaniasis ecoepidemiology, sand fly taxonomy and in predicting the spatial distribution of disease vectors under climate change scenarios using ecological niche modelling.
Bruno Carvalho is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at ISGlobal developing research on the interplay between climate and infectious diseases and promoting collaborations between different research programmes of the institute.
Lines of research
- Vector-borne diseases
- Climate change
- Ecological niche modelling
- Spatial epidemiology
- Entomological surveillance
- Carvalho BM, Rangel EF, Ready PD, Vale MM. 2015. Ecological Niche Modelling Predicts Southward Expansion of Lutzomyia (Nyssomyia) flaviscutellata (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae), Vector of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis in South America, under Climate Change. Plos One 10: e0143282. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0143282]
- Carvalho BM, Rangel EF, Vale MM. Evaluation of the impacts of climate change on disease vectors through ecological niche modelling. 2017. Bulletin of Entomological Research 107: 419-430. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0007485316001097]
- Rangel EF, Lainson R, Carvalho BM, Costa SM, Shaw JJ. 2018. Sand Fly Vectors of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Brazil. In: Rangel EF, Shaw JJ (Eds.). Brazilian Sand Flies. 1ed. Cham: Springer. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-75544-1_7]
- McIntyre S, Rangel EF, Ready PD, Carvalho BM. 2017. Species-specific ecological niche modelling predicts different range contractions for Lutzomyia intermedia and a related vector of Leishmania braziliensis following climate change in South America. Parasites & Vectors 10: 157. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2093-9]
- Carvalho BM, Maximo M, Costa WA, Santana AL, Costa SM, Rego TA, Pita-Pereira D, Rangel EF. 2013. Leishmaniasis transmission in an ecotourism area: potential vectors in Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Parasites & Vectors 6: 325. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-6-325]