Tim Valdepena, MS, is the programming team lead for the VectorSurv team. He is responsible for coordinating development and strategic planning. Tim has experience developing software for a variety of domains including machinery diagnostics, medical software, and education, and has a passion for developing software with a positive user experience that helps users do their best work.
Jody Simpson is the lead programmer, database manager, and system administrator for the CalSurv Gateway and other computing services hosted at DART. He supports a wide range of research and surveillance projects, primarily in California and Iquitos, Peru.
Lincoln Wells, MS, MPH, is a data systems analyst on the VectorSurv Gateway team and is the database developer on the EEIDI project. He has an MS in entomology from the University of Florida and an MPH in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota. Lincoln has worked as a public health entomologist for the Hawaii Department of Health and in vector-borne disease epidemiology for the Hawaii and Minnesota Departments of Health.
Christina De Cesaris, MS, is a data systems analyst who focuses on the visualization, validation, and statistical analysis of VectorSurv data. She recently graduated with a Masters in Biostatistics from UC Davis and looks forward to using her skills to develop interactive tools and graphs for VectorSurv. In her free time, Christina reads and writes fiction, shoots archery, and studies nature.
Manuel Beja da Costa, an electrical engineer looking for a career change, is currently working in Iquitos, Peru. While his main focus is the management and improvement of our project’s data portal, Manuel also dedicates some of his time to resolving the various technical difficulties that occur both in the office and in the field.