I am a Technological Physics Engineer with a PhD in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Technological Change, and advanced training in Econometrics. I am currently located at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases - NCEZID) where I perform economic evaluation of vaccination programs, and use infectious diseases modeling tools to answer questions of interest in emergency responses (such as the ones set up to deal with the outbreak of a new flu strain in China, with the emergence of a new coronavirus in the Middle East or Ebola Virus Disease in Africa).

I am interested in the interplay between science and policy: I use scientific methods to inform policy decisions; and perform research on topics inspired by policy challenges.

E-mail: contact [at] ccarias.com


My research is aimed at understanding the drivers of entrepreneurial success, and the relationship between employee mobility and firm outcomes. I enjoy teaching, and am passionate about bringing interactive methods and applied examples to the classroom.


I apply program evaluation techniques, health economics principles, and infectious diseases models to solve problems of interest in a variety of public health scenarios, including emergency responses.


I have been an analyst for one of the largest Portuguese corporations, participated on the launch of a new technological based startup, and consulted for a publicly funded organization.