Eva Harris

Professor of Public Health
School of Public Health
(510) 642-4845
(510) 642-6350
Research Expertise and Interest
public health, infectious diseases
Research Description

Research interests include: molecular virology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of dengue, scientific capacity building in developing countries.

In the News

September 5, 2018

Blood tests reveal broad extent of Zika infection

A new study shows that nearly half of the population of Managua, Nicaragua, has been infected with the Zika virus. Previous infection with the Zika virus imparts immunity to the disease and can help quell future outbreaks.
December 21, 2011

Study details how dengue infection hits harder second time around

One of the most vexing challenges in the battle against dengue virus, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus, is that getting infected once can put people at greater risk for a more severe infection down the road. A new study with UC Berkeley researchers details how the interaction between a person’s immune response and a subsequent dengue infection could mean the difference between getting a mild fever and going into a fatal circulatory failure.