Clarissa Moreira

PhD Student and Research Assistant


Clarissa Moreira is a PhD Candidate in the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies team. Her research is investigating the determinants of stunting among infants in Papua New Guinea. Clarissa has a background in data management and epidemiology with a focus on malaria and other infectious diseases.


  • 2014 - ongoing: Research Assistant, Burnet Institute
  • 2011-2014: Senior Data Manager, WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), The University of Oxford, UK
  • 2010-2011: Scientific Analyst, WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), Paris France
  • 2006-2009: Research Assistant, The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Melbourne


  • 2013: Masters of Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine
  • 2008: Bachelor of Arts, the University of Melbourne
  • 2008: Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Melbourne


  • 2016: ViiV Healthcare Runner up oral presentation Prize at mHIVE world AIDS Day Symposium

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  • Polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum Chloroquine Resistance Transporter and Multidrug Resistance 1 Genes: Parasite Risk Factors that Affect Treatment Outcomes for P. falciparum Malaria after Artemether-Lumefantrine and Artesunate-Amodiaquine.
    Meera Venkatesan, Nahla B Gadalla, Kasia Stepniewska, Prabin Dahal, Christian Nsanzabana, Clarissa Moriera, Ric N Price, Andreas Martensson, Philip J Rosenthal, Grant Dorsey, Colin J Sutherland, Philippe Guerin, Timothy M E Davis, Didier Menard, Ishag Adam, George Ademowo, Cesar Arze, Frederick N Baliraine, Nicole Berens-Riha, Anders Bjorkman, Steffen Borrmann, Francesco Checchi, Meghna Desai Mehul Dhorda, Abdoulaye A Djimde, Badria B El-Sayed, Teferi Eshetu, Frederick Eyase, Catherine Falade, Jean-Francois Faucher, Gabrielle Froberg, Anastasia Grivoyannis, Sally Hamour, Sandrine Houze, Jacob Johnson, Erasmus Kamugisha, Simon Kariuki, Jean-Rene Kiechel, Fred Kironde, Poul-Erik Kofoed Jacques LeBras, Maja Malmberg, Leah Mwai, Billy Ngasala, Francois Nosten, Samuel L Nsobya, Alexis Nzila Mary Oguike, Sabina Dahlstrom Otienoburu, Bernhards Ogutu, Jean-Bosco Ouedraogo, Patrice Piola, Lars Rombo, Birgit Schramm, A Fabrice Some, Julie Thwing, Johan Ursing, Rina P M Wong, Ahmed Zeynudin, Issaka Zongo, Christopher V Plowe, Carol Hopkins Sibley
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Jul; Epub ahead of print

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