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. 

  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.

 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.