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Sylvia Becker-Dreps, M.D., MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Associate Director, Office of International Activities

Thursday, September 21, 2017


UNC Hospitals Starbucks (upstairs)

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View Powerpoint: Becker-Dreps, Sylvia. GHF ppt. Zika


Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include the prevention of infectious diseases in Latin America, including diarrhea, pneumonia, and Zika. She is the Director of the UNC Program in Nicaragua, where she has conducted research since 2008.

Dr. Becker-Dreps received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and an MPH from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She completed residency at the Providence-Swedish Family Medicine Residency in Seattle, Washington and then completed the UNC NRSA-Primary Care Research Fellowship. For over fifteen years, she has performed clinical work in the community health center setting, where she serves primarily uninsured and Spanish-speaking patients.