Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar

MS, PhD(c)

Infectious Diseases and Global Health researcher


Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Associate Researcher at the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Alexander von Humboldt”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH). Gabriel Carrasco is currently the director of the Health Innovation Lab and a board member of CLIMA, the Center for Latin-American Research on Climate Change and Health, both at UPCH. 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 lies at the interface of infectious diseases epidemiology, human mobility, environmental determinants, climate change, and urban development. He uses a wide range of methods such as causal inference, spatio-temporal analysis, and remote sensing to forward our understanding of infectious disease dynamics in complex environmental settings.


  • infectious diseases and global health research
  • Causal Inference
  • Health Data Science
  • Climate Change
  • Urban Health
  • Geospatial modeling & viz


  • PhD(c) in Public Health, 2022

    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

48 Total Publications
9 Publications in 2022


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