João Ricardo Vissoci

[ Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Global Health and Neurosurgery

Dr. Vissoci has a background in psychology and data science with a PhD in Social Psychology from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo/Brazil. He is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, Global Health and Neurosurgery. Before joining the Duke, Dr. Vissoci was an assistant professor of Public Health in Brazil and completed two postdoctoral fellowships in data science at the University of Sao Paulo and the Duke Global Health Institute. He co-directs the Global Emergency Medicine Innovation and Implementation (GEMINI) Research Center and is a faculty member of the Research Design and Analysis Core (RDAC) at the DGHI. He is the chief of the Division of Translational Health Sciences in the Duke Department of Emergency Medicine. He also leads the Geoprocessing and Technology research group (GETS) at the State University of Maringá/Brazil.

His research interests focus on leveraging data through analytics and technology to bridge the gap in access and equity in care in low resource settings, translating evidence into practice or policy impact. He uses data science and mixed-methods research to design and implement innovative data-driven solutions to address health care gaps. He is also interested in global mental health with an emphasis on the use of daily activities to improve mental health reintegration. Dr. Vissoci has actively worked in Brazil looking into population health, health systems and quality of care, and in Tanzania and Uganda with a focus on traumatic brain injury, mental health and technology.