Ricardo Castillo Neyra

240 John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

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Email: cricardo@upenn.edu
Research Area(s): Global Health Population Health

Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, PhD, DVM, MSPH

CHIBE-Affiliated Faculty Member
Instructor in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Informatics in Perelman School of Medicine
Scientific Director of the Zoonotic Disease Research Lab (Penn and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru)


Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, PhD, DVM, MSPH, is an instructor in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, & Informatics in Perelman School of Medicine, and the Scientific Director of the Zoonotic Disease Research Lab (Penn and Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru). He studies the eco-epidemiology of tropical diseases. His current research uses canine rabies as a system model to understand how the social and spatial features of cities influence the emergence and persistence of infectious diseases.

Dog rabies threatens human health in the Americas and is expanding in some regions. Why can’t we get rid of the oldest known zoonotic disease? He conducts community-based studies in southern Peru to answer this question.

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