Camila (C.) Caram-Deelder PhD


  • PhD. in Epidemiology (2017), Faculty of Medicine, Leiden university – Leiden, The Netherlands. Title: 'The bright and the dark side of blood transfusion: Turning data into knowledge'.
  • MSc in Public Health, emphasis on Epidemiology (2006), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brazil. Title: ‘ Space-time distribution of blood donor candidates from the Hemominas Foundation, Belo Horizonte – MG, in 1994 and 2004’.
  • BSc Statistics (2000), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Brazil.

Research interests

  • Mortality after transfusions, relation to donor sex
  • Sex-matched transfusions and recipient mortality
  • Post-partum hemorrhage management 
  • Neonatal transfusions 
  • Space-time distribution of blood donor
  • Inhibitors in patients with congenital hemophilia


Since 2000 I have been working as consultant statistician for institutes, universities and agencies. On these consultant positions I have collaborated on projects related to researches leading to master and Ph.D. on the fields of Epidemiology and Statistics. The main focus of my work deal with epidemiology (analysis and methods), statistical analysis (including space analysis), database development and training of research groups on these methods.

I’ve also worked as Information Analyst for a Brazilian private health insurance company. And as a consultant for statistical analysis resulting from census and survey data in a marketing and opinion Brazilian agency. 

Since 2017 I have been working as a data manager/data steward at the Jon J van Rood Center for Clinical Transfusion Research, Sanquin/LUMC