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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. A. (Adriana) Tami

Assistant Professor in Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Research interests

Adriana Tami is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands and associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad de Carabobo (UC), Valencia, Venezuela. 
She trained as medical doctor at the UC and later obtained her MSc, the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.

Dr Tami has expertise in clinical and field epidemiology, epidemic preparedness and public health of infectious and tropical diseases. She heads the Epidemiology of Tropical and Infectious Diseases group (EPITROP) which has long-standing experience in running cohort and case-control studies at large scale, temporo-spatial analysis of disease spread and qualitative studies. Her research has focused on the clinical epidemiology and control of pathogens of epidemic potential, including those of zoonotic origin such as arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses), malaria and SARS-CoV-2 at national and international level. Her group’s expertise on the repurposing of clinical cohorts to tackle the subsequent epidemics of chikungunya, Zika and COVID-19 in Latin America is key for epidemic preparedness for new or re-emerging infectious pathogens and forms the basis of the newly Horizon Europe-funded CONTAGIO* project (Number 101137283). Her group is also involved in tackling antimicrobial resistance at cross-border level (Netherlands-Germany) through epidemiological and qualitative studies (CHARE GD II project). She currently leads COVID-19 projects in the Netherlands ( and Venezuela as part of the ZIKAlliance (  and ORCHESTRA ( EU-funded international consortiums to determine predicting factors for pathogen spread, disease severity and long-term sequelae.

* COhorts Network To be Activated Globally In Outbreaks (CONTAGIO)

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Adaptive coping strategies among individuals living with long-term chikungunya disease: a qualitative study in Curaçao

Spatial and temporal trends of dengue infections in Curaçao: A 21-year analysis

Circulating adipokine levels and COVID-19 severity in hospitalized patients

Clinical phenotypes and quality of life to define post-COVID-19 syndrome: a cluster analysis of the multinational, prospective ORCHESTRA cohort

Contexts motivating protective behaviours related to Aedes-borne infectious diseases in Curaçao

Early diagnostic indicators of dengue versus other febrile illnesses in Asia and Latin America (IDAMS study): a multicentre, prospective, observational study

"It's very saddening, you keep on wondering when the symptoms will be over": A qualitative study exploring the long-term chikungunya disease impact on daily life and well-being, 6 years after disease onset

Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies among healthcare workers in Dutch hospitals after the 2020 first wave: a multicentre cross-sectional study with prospective follow-up

Specimen sharing for epidemic preparedness: Building a virtual biorepository system from local governance to global partnerships

“What will the doctor give me, the same painkiller?”: a qualitative study exploring health-care seeking and symptoms self-management among patients for the treatment of long-term chikungunya disease, in Curaçao

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Follow-up of Covid-19 Long Term Sequelae

Long COVID Seen in Patients With Severe and Mild Disease

Long COVID Seen in Patients With Severe and Mild Disease

UMCG Covid

Venezuela estimated to have had 1 million new malaria infections in 2018

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