CODE Zika Brazil


Leadership Team

Leticia J. Marteleto (Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography, University of Michigan) is the principal investigator of Decode Zika. She is an associate professor of Sociology and faculty research associate at The University of Texas at Austin Population Research Center. She is also a research affiliate at UT Austin’s Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and has previously served as associate chair of the Department of Sociology. Her recent research has appeared in Demography, Demographic Research, Population and Development Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Social Forces and Studies in Family Planning. 

 Kristine Hopkins (Ph.D. in Sociology/Demography, University of Texas at Austin) is the project director of Decode Zika. She is a research scientist, faculty research associate at the Population Research Center, and research affiliate at the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a social demographer with expertise in qualitative methods and designing and conducting surveys. Her research focuses on access to contraception among low-income community college students, postpartum contraceptive use and changes in the provision of publicly funded family planning services, and access to abortion. Previous work focused on the childbirth and contraceptive experiences of Brazilian women. 

 Irene Rossetto (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil) is the Decode Zika project manager. Previously she was a Research Associate at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. She worked in Brazil for several years as a Researcher at the Laboratory for Ethnic and Race Inequality of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (LAESER-UFRJ) and as Project Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO-UN). Her research interests focus on race, black political mobilization and racial inequality in Brazil and France.