Roosecelis Brasil Martines

Roosecelis Brasil Martines, MD, PHD



Roosecelis Brasil Martines currently works in the Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch at the Centers for Dis ease Control and Prevention as a medical officer/staff pathologist as well as a pathologist in the CHAMPS Core Pathology Laboratory.

At CDC, in addition to routine surveillance for pathogens of potential high public impact, she is also involved in the Zika virus outbreak response. She has particular interests in the pathology and pathogenesis of viral hemorrhagic fevers.

Dr. Martines received her medical degree from the Federal University of Para, Brazil (1997), and then completed, in 2001, a pathology residency at the Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She moved on to the University of Sao Paulo in 2001 where she obtained her PhD and completed an infectious disease pathology fellowship. In her PhD, she investigated the pathogenesis of dengue hemorrhagic fever.

From 2007 to 2015 Dr. Martines held the position of infectious diseases pathologist at the Adolfo Lutz Institute in Sao Paulo Brazil where she led the pathology investigation into many outbreaks such as yellow fever in unvaccinated populations and non-human primates, the 2009 influenza H1N1 pandemic surveillance, dengue virus outbreaks, and unexplained death investigations. From 2010-2014, she also served as an infectious diseases pathologist and technical assistant to the director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases Emilio Ribas in Sao Paulo, Brazil (national and international reference center for infectious disease). She has over 10 years of clinical experience in infectious diseases pathology and teaching and mentoring infectious diseases physicians and pathology residents. Prior to joining CDC, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in IDPB with a focus on unexplained deaths of suspected infectious etiologies.