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. 

Project Coordination

Ryan Lloyd is the Project Coordinator for the Decode Zika Project at the University of Texas-Austin, having joined the team in 2020. He was a Boren Fellow in 2014-15 in Brazil, where he lived until 2019. He received his PhD in Government from the University of Texas-Austin and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of São Paulo. His research interests include comparative political behavior, vote buying, and migration, experimental design, quantitative and qualitative methods, and mixed-methods integration.

Project Management

Karlos Ramos (B.A. in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin) is the Decode Zika project manager. Karlos previously worked as a student researcher at UT studying metropolitan crime and reporting. He also assisted the Mexican American and Latinx Studies Department in a study that examined undergraduate UT students' familiarity and perceptions of their program. Most recently, Karlos served as the lab manager for Project EvoLearn, an NSF-funded cross-cultural project that examined children's learning in several international fieldsites. His areas of interest include data analysis, demography, and juvenile drug use.