About Francine J Azeredo
Francine Johansson Azeredo, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the Center of Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. She received her B.S. in pharmacy from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil in 2008 and earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2013 at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Teresa Dalla Costa. During her Ph.D., she was a short-term scholar at Prof. Hartmut Derendorf’s lab at UF, where she learned her skills in pharmacometrics. She also did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte under Dr. Derendorf’s supervision. Dr. Azeredo had been an assistant professor at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) for almost six years, winning four peer-reviewed Brazilian Federal grants (2 as PI). Her research projects are in PK/PD modeling, microdialysis, pharmacokinetic evaluation of new compounds, and clinical population pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of anti-infective drugs and drugs used to treat neglected diseases.
Dr. Azeredo’s research interests are in PK-PD modeling and simulation for parasitic poverty-related diseases and anti-infective agents to optimize drug therapy, focusing on combating drug-resistant Plasmodium through better information on drug combined therapies.