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SUNY Upstate Medical University
Assistant Professor, Latin America Prog Dir
Center for Global Health & Translational Science
Tropical vector borne disease ecology, operational research, Latin America, dengue fever and zika, social-ecological systems


Dr. Stewart-Ibarra's research focuses on understanding the role of climate and social vulnerability in the emergence and persistence of dengue fever, zika, cholera and other infectious diseases in Latin America. For the last 10 years, she has collaborated with academic and government institutions in the region to conduct operational research, participatory community-based studies, and surveillance studies, principally in Ecuador, Bolivia, and the Dominican Republic. Since joining SUNY UMU in 2012, she has led the establishment of an integrated virus-vector-climate surveillance platform for research and training in Machala, Ecuador. Dr. Stewart-Ibarra is the Director of the Latin America Research Program of the Center for Global Health and Translational Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She received her PhD in ecology from the SUNY College of Enivronmental Science and Forestry and Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.