Dawn Wesson

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Professor Wesson is a national expert in vector-borne diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Zika Virus Chagas Disease Mosquito-Borne Viruses West Nile Virus Medical Entomology

Sadie Ryan

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Sadie Ryan is a medical geographer and disease ecologist.

Climate-health Dengue Global change and disease Malaria Ticks

Matt Hitchings

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Matt Hitchings researches the effectiveness of interventions against infectious disease, including COVID-19, influenza and dengue virus.

COVID-19 Infectious Disease Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Eva Buckner

Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist · University of Florida

Eva Buckner researches mosquitoes and mosquito control efforts.

Mosquito Control Programs Mosquito-Borne Viruses Human Health Mosquitos Pesticides

Jonathan S. Dordick

Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering & Co-Director, Heparin Applied Research Center · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applies biological principles to advance bioengineering and biomanufacturing, stem cell engineering, and drug discovery

Drug Discovery Biomanufacturing Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry Chemistry

Derek Cummings

Professor · University of Florida

Derek Cummings’ research on emerging pathogens has included studies of MERS, Ebola and novel influenza.

Emerging Pathogens Immunology of Infectious Diseases Global Health Ebola Influenza

James "Mac" Hyman

Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics · Tulane University

James "Mac" Hyman works to build a solid mathematical foundation for difference approximations to partial differential equations

Coronavirus Epidemics Life Sciences Statistical Modeling Disease Management

Shan-Lu Liu

Professor I Department of Veterinary Biosciences · The Ohio State University

Professor Liu studies virus-host interactions, in particular how RNA viruses enter host cells and cause pathogenesis in humans and animals.

Viral Infections HIV Ebola Lung Cancer Cancer Biology

Dr. John Schieffelin

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Sections of Pediatric & Adult Infectious Diseases · Tulane University

His research focuses on the natural history, clinical care and immunology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs)

COVID-19 Coronavirus Clinical Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Virology and Immunology

Dr. Ronald Blanton

Chair of Tropical Medicine, · Tulane University

Dr. Ronald Blanton is a physician-scientist who can speak about the global public health risks of COVID-19 and water-borne disease research.

COVID-19 Monitoring Task Force COVID-19 Community-based antimicrobial resistance Schistosomiasis Parasitic diseases

Iain Lake

Professor · University of East Anglia

He examines the link between the natural environment and public health.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Natural Environment and Public Health Climate Change Effects on Allergies Gastrointestinal Pathology

John Brownstein

Chief Innovation Officer · Boston Children's Hospital

John Brownstein's research is focused on predicting patterns of epidemics and pandemics, and the efficacy of disease control strategies.

Population Health Informatics Molecular Biology Program Management Epidemiology Public Health