Sylvia Becker-Dreps MD, MPH

Associate Professor, UNC Family Medicine. Associate Director, Office of International Activities at UNC.

Sylvia Becker-Dreps MD, MPH

590 Manning Drive, CB # 7595
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7595

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Biographical Information

Dr. Becker-Dreps is Director of the UNC Program in Nicaragua, Associate Director of the Office of International Activities, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Her research focuses on childhood diarrhea and the evaluation of vaccine effectiveness.  She has evaluated the impact of rotavirus immunization programs in Nicaragua and the US and is currently conducting studies to understand why rotavirus vaccines have lower effectiveness in low-income settings. She has also evaluated the impact of pneumococcal immunization programs in Nicaragua.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Becker-Dreps’ research focuses on childhood diarrhea and the evaluation of vaccine effectiveness.  She is currently conducting studies in Nicaragua to understand why rotavirus vaccines have lower effectiveness in low-income settings.

Related Links

UNC Global Health

Office of International Activities

Analysis Plan for “Prior Rotavirus Vaccine Exposure and Rotavirus Vaccine Efficacy”