Martin Lotto Batista

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Martín Lotto Batista is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the Braunschweig-Hannover program. Currently a Research Engineer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center's Global Health Resilience team, he specializes in understanding climatic influences on zoonotic and vector-borne infectious diseases, and creating practical prediction models. Martín's academic journey started in Argentina, where he earned his Biology degree, focusing on Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) epidemiology. Later, he pursued an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and leptospirosis interactions in South America. His expertise led him to research CKDu in the field in Ecuador, and explore Lyme disease dynamics in Germany, aiming to develop early outbreak detection models. In his role at the Global Health Resilience team, Martín contributes to the IDAlert, IDExtremes, ENDCast and Lancet Countdown projects, focusing on creating policy-relevant indicators for infectious disease transmission, aiding in seasonal forecasting and climate change projections.


  • PhD Epidemiology - Medical School of Hannover (MHH), Braunschweig-Hannover, Germany
  • MSc Epidemiology - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, United Kingdom
  • BSc in Biology - Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (FCEFyN), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina


  • Rees, et al., 2023 - Quantifying the relationship between climatic indicators and leptospirosis incidence in Fiji: a modelling study - PLOS Global Public Health (DOI)
  • Lotto Batista, Rees, et al., 2023 - Towards a leptospirosis early warning system in northeastern Argentina - Journal of the Royal Society Interface (DOI)
  • Di Napoli, et al., 2023 - The role of global reanalyses in climate services for health: insights from the Lancet Countdown - Meteorological Applications (DOI)
  • van Daalen, et al., 2022 - The 2022 Europe report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: towards a climate resilient future - Lancet Public Health (DOI)
  • Romanello, et al., 2022 - The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels - Lancet (DOI)
  • Akmatov, et al., 2022 - Epidemiology of Lyme borreliosis based on outpatient claims data of all people with statutory health insurance, Germany, 2019 - Eurosurveillance (DOI)
  • Torres et al., 2022 - Chronic kidney disease in Ecuador: An epidemiological and health system analysis of an emerging public health crisis - PLoS ONE (DOI)
  • Lotto Batista et al., 2021 - Der Einfluss des Klimawandels auf die Ausbreitung von Infektionserkrankungen – am Beispiel der Lyme-Borreliose - Versorgungs-Report: Klima und Gesundheit. Berlin: Medizinish Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft (DOI)
  • Pisano et al., 2017 - Hepatitis E virus infection in patients on dialysis and in solid organ transplant recipients in Argentina: exploring associated risk factors - Archives of Virology (DOI)
  • Debes et al., 2016 - Increased Hepatitis E Virus Seroprevalence Correlates with Lower CD4+ Cell Counts in HIV-Infected Persons in Argentina - PLoS ONE (DOI)
  • Debest et al., 2016 - Hepatitis E virus infection in the HIV-positive patient - Journal of Clinical Virology (DOI)