International Women in Mathematics Day
May is a month to remind us of the achievements of women in Mathematics. It is also a time to reflect on the few female presence in the field. What can we do to overcome this gender imbalance among calculation scholars?
May 12 was born the awarded mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani. This date was chosen to celebrate the women mathematicians because she is still the only woman to have Fields Medal. This prestigious prize is annually awarded to four mathematicians under 40. Brazil has this award by the researcher Artur Avila in 2014.
We recognize the female researchers at Fiocruz who contribute with Maths to provide public health to all Brazilians exchanging knowledge throughout the world.
Claudia Torres Codeço
Get to know the researcher Claúdia Torres Codeço. She is Biologist with a master degree in Biomedical Engineering and a doctorate degree in Quantitative Biology. Professor Codeço was the pioneer female Mathematician at Science Computing Program in Fiocruz.Learn more
Marília Sá Carvalho
Marília Sá Carvalho is a medical doctor. She has a master degree in Public Health and PhD in Biomedical Engineering.Learn more
Aline Araújo Nobre
Get to know the researcher Aline Araújo Nobre. Her research path was through Statistics. She is a Statistician with a master and PhD in the same field.Learn more
Juliane Fonseca de Oliveira
Juliane Fonseca de Oliveira has been doing her entire scientific career in Maths. She is a Mathematician with a doctorate degree in the area. She is an associate researcher in Fiocruz/ Bahia.Learn more
Interview with Claudia Codeço
"In health, it is very difficult to create experiments, it is not ethical most of the time. So, in this situation, when we cannot do experiments, or we are dealing with a situation that is so complex that we cannot create proper experiments, we need to use math. We are basically coding and representing what we know about reality and using the mathematical rules to deduce the effect of things that we do." Claudia Codeço, Professor and researcher of the Science Computing Program in Fiocruz.
Let's hear Professor Codeço, a female researcher pioneer in Fiocruz about the relation between Math and Public Health and also the presence of women in the mathematical modeling fields.
Find some free access books focused on Mathematics and Public Health (in Portuguese)
Take a look at the publications by the female Fiocruz mathematicians
|2021||Juliane Oliveira et al.||Mathematical modeling of COVID-19 in 14.8 million individuals in Bahia, Brazil|
|2019||Claudia Codeço et al.||A modelling approach for correcting reporting delays in disease surveillance data|
|2018||Marília Sá Carvalho et al.||Abordagem sistêmica em peso de crianças de áreas urbanas carentes|
|2018||Aline Araújo Nobre et al.||Association between perceived racial discrimination and hypertension: findings from the ELSA-Brasil study|
|2018||Alexandra Almeida, Claudia Codeço e Paula Luz||Seasonal dynamics of influenza in Brazil: the latitude effect|