Robert Snyder, Ph.D 2018-12-24T20:01:22-07:00

Project Description

Dr. Snyder is an epidemiologist at the California Department of Public Health.  He has conducted numerous studies on slums and refugee health research.  He contributes to the development of research and education initiatives in collaboration with partnering faculty, students, and groups.  Dr. Snyder studied international studies (BA) as well as evolution, ecology and organismal biology (BS) at The Ohio State University. He also studied infectious diseases and vaccinology (MPH), and epidemiology at UC Berkeley where he was awarded his PhD in 2016. His doctoral research explored the burden of disease in Brazilian slums, emphasizing sound epidemiologic research as well as the sustainable and equitable transfer of knowledge and community-oriented research practices. He has special research interests in urban slums, particularly in Latin America and Brazil, and is dedicated to describing the disproportionate burden of disease borne by residents of urban slums worldwide. His primary focus is on the biology and epidemiology of the interaction between non-communicable and communicable diseases. He has filed for a patent for a point-of-residence diagnostic test for tuberculosis, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Brazil in 2014-2015. He is also fluent in Portuguese, functionally fluent in French, can understand Spanish, and is beginning to learn Arabic.