José Siri is an epidemiologist focusing on infectious disease transmission, systems-analytic research and global urban health—he joined UNU-IIGH in February 2014 as a Research Fellow in Urban Health. Dr. Siri has been involved for four years with the International Council for Science (ICSU) initiative Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment – a Systems Analysis Approach, a global programme now being co-sponsored by UNU, along with ICSU and the Interacademy Medical Panel (IAMP). He previously spent three years at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, where he conducted research for the Health and Global Change, World Population, and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases and Atmospheric Pollution Programs—this work encompassed such diverse thematic areas as the role of maternal education in childhood malaria risk, models of malaria and Helicobacter pylori transmission and analysis of the long-term evolution of air pollutants in response to European Union policy. Dr. Siri is an associate editor for the Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health (RPSP/PAJPH), the journal of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), and was a guest editor for a special issue on urbanization and environment in China in Population and Environment. He earned his BS in Ecology and Systematics from Cornell University, and his MPH in International Health and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan.
Dr Siri is currently at the Wellcome Trust as the Senior Science Lead on Cities, Urbanisation, and Health for Our Planet Our Health Programme.
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