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  • Locations: Curitiba, Brazil
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Faculty Research: Dr. Rodrigo Reis, Curitiba, Brazil

Bio:  Rodrigo Reis is an investigator at the Prevention Research Center, and his research focuses on built and community environment and public health, with particular interest in community interventions for promoting physical activity, the effect of the built environment and active transportation on physical activity and health. At the Brown School, Reis teaches courses focusing on the built environment and public health, and is the chair of the Urban Design specialization in the Master of Public Health program.

Prior to joining the Brown School, Reis was on the faculty at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, as well as the Federal University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil. He has played an important role in international projects, such as Project GUIA (Guide for Community in Latin America), the International Physical Activity and Environment Network, the Design to Move initiative, and Centers for Disease Control physical activity courses in Latin America.

He has published extensively in leading peer-reviewed journals and is also part of The Lancet Physical Activity Series published in 2012 and 2016 and The Lancet Urban Design, Transport, and Health Series published in 2016. He serves on the board of the International Society of Physical Activity and Health.

Sector of Work: Physical activity; international health; urban design and health; transportation and health; built environment

Region/Country:  Curitiba, Brazil




Language Requirement: Some Spanish required, Portuguese preferred, but not required.

Possible Projects: TBD

Skills Required: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills, GIS

Cost: Flights, potential visa fees, and other meals and expenses are up to the student. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Dr. Rodrigo Reis. You should talk with Dr. Reis before you rank this as one of your choices.

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