Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar

MS, PhD(c)

Infectious Diseases and Global Health researcher


Gabriel Carrasco is currently an associate researcher and co-director of the Health Innovation Lab at the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Peru. He earned his MS in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, UPCH and is currently a PhD candidate in Public Health at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

His research is focused on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the intersection with environmental determinants. He is particularly interested in causal inference, spatio-temporal, and remote sensing methods to understand the distribution and determinants of tropical diseases and the impact of control interventions. In the most recent years, his work was focused on the role of human population mobility on the spread of infectious diseases, particularly malaria transmission in the Amazon region, and the micro-geographic landscape composition as regulator for Malaria transmission dynamics.


  • infectious diseases and global health research
  • Health Data Science
  • Geospatial modeling & viz


  • PhD(c) in Public Health, 2021

    UC San Diego

  • MS in Epidemiology, 2016

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

  • BS in Biology, 2014

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia


Read more about projects and peer-reviewed publications I’ve been involved

25 Total Publications
9 Publications in 2020


I’m blogging about data science and visualization, spatial epidemiology, and innovation