Rodrigo Furst is a Data Scientist for the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker.
Rodrigo analyses and communicates the data collected by the project. As well as overseeing the creation of data outputs and visualisations, he is responsible for coordinating the research community of analysts and academics, conducting novel research, and supporting the development of data science capabilities among the OxCGRT team. Rodrigo originally joined the project in 2020 as a Research Assistant.
Rodrigo holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and an MSc in Public and Business Administration from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil.
He is currently a PhD student in the Public and Business Administration programme at FGV, where he is working on behavioural studies, with a particular focus on health-related behaviours, political participation, and the effects of social class on behaviour. In addition, he is currently a researcher at the Centre of Behavioural Research (CBR) at FGV.