Working with breakthrough innovation in healthcare for 10 years, I keep on the mission to accelerate the digital transformation in data-driven health and epidemiology. We built Epitrack, a science-based business, to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and health needs. In this way we help society to experience these innovations in a more practical and relevant way for their lives. Besides that, I'm a researcher based at University of Zürich, building a bridge between academic research and innovation to solve real problems related to health. 

Post-doctoral researcher at Center for Child Well-being and Development, Department of Economics. University of Zurich 2019-2020

Ph.D. in Public Health and Epidemiology, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, 2014 – 2018. Thesis: “Digital Disease Detection: health data mining and participatory surveillance strategies in Brazil

Ms.C in Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (BR), 2012 – 2014. Dissertation: “SCHISTO TRACK - A System for Gathering and Monitoring Epidemiological Surveys by Connecting Geographical Information Systems in Real Time

Residency if Collective Health, CPqAM/FIOCRUZ (BR) 2010-2012. Paper: “Biological and environmental factors associated with risk of schistosomiasis mansoni transmission in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco State, Brazil.

B.A. in Biomedical Sciences, ASCES/FAAPE (BR), 2005-2009. Paper: “Spatial analysis of schistosomiasis human cases in the horticultural community of Zona da Mata of Pernambuco state, Brazil

Short bio
Biomedical scientist, epidemiologist, collective health specialist, master degree and PhD in Public Health and social entrepreneur. Onicio Leal is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Child Well-being & Development - University of Zurich leading projects for the application of wearables and machine learning for child development. He founded the Center for Strategic Information of Health Surveillance in Recife, acting as Epidemiological Intelligence Service in the preparedness for risk monitoring during the Confederations Cup 2013 and World Cup 2014. He was a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization and UNICEF, implementing digital disease detection in several projects. He is co-founder of Epitrack, where developed projects in Brazil using participatory surveillance and data analytics for public and private health sector. He is former ambassador of Singularity University in Brazil. His research topics are: Participatory surveillance, Spatial analysis, Digital epidemiology, Data Science, Development Epidemiology.