International Society for Infectious Diseases

Executive Committee

Jonathan Cohen
President, UK

Rana Hajjeh
Secretary, Egypt

Alison Holmes
Treasurer, UK

Gagandeep Kang
India

Keith Klugman
Past-President, USA

Marc Mendelson
President-elect, South Africa

Ziad Memish
Saudi Arabia

Miguel O'Ryan
Chile

Paul Tambyah
Singapore

Ursula Theuretzbacher
Austria

Who's Who

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LAWRENCE C. MADOFF
Editor, ProMED-mail, ISID (Mod.LM)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
University of Massachusetts Medical School Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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MARJORIE P. POLLACK
Deputy Editor, ProMED-mail, ISID (Mod.MPP)
Independent consultant medical epidemiologist with a focus on developing world issues following CDC training
New York City, New York, USA

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STUART HANDYSIDES
Associate Editor, ProMED-mail (Mod. SH)
Former editor (based at the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London) of the Communicable Disease Report, Communicable Disease and Public Health, and Eurosurveillance Weekly
Ware, England, United Kingdom

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JAROD HANSON
Associate Editor, ProMED-mail (Mod.JH)
Veterinarian with focus on infectious diseases, preventive and population medicine, and public health
Abingdon, Maryland, USA

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DONALD KAYE
Associate Editor, ProMED-mail (Mod.DK)
Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Formerly Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine
MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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MATTHEW LEVISON
ProMED-mail Associate Editor and Bacterial Disease Moderator (Mod.ML)
Professor of Public Health
Drexel University School of Public Health
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Formerly Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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LEO X. LIU
Associate Editor, ProMED-mail (Mod. LXL)
Infectious diseases and tropical medicine specialist
Boston, MA, USA

Moderators, Correspondents, and Other Team Members

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SAMEEH M. ABUTARBUSH
ProMED-MENA (Middle East / North Africa) Moderator (Mod.SMA)
Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Dept. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid 22110, Jordan

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YAW AFRANE
ProMED-EAFR (Mod.YA)
University of Ghana
Accra, Ghana

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RODRIGO NOGUEIRA ANGERAMI
ProMED-PORT Moderator (Mod.RNA)
State University of Campinas - UNICAMP
Campinas, SP, Brazil

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BATYRBEK ASLANOV
ProMED-RUS Correspondent (Corr.BA)
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Saint-Petersburg Mechnikov State Medical Academy
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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YIN MYO AYE
PRO/MBDS (Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance) Moderator (Mod.YMA)
Epidemiologist, Field Epidemiology Training Program, Bureau of Epidemiology, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health

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SUSAN BAEKELAND
Correspondent, ProMED-mail, plant and animal diseases (Corr.SB)
10 years in research in tick-borne diseases and leishmania. Co-operated with University of Zaragoza, Department of Parasitology, University of Granada, Spain, and the Veterinary University Department of Pathology, Athens, Georgia, USA.
Normandy, France

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UZMA BASHIR
ProMED-mail Viral Diseases Moderator
ProMED-SoAs (South Asia) Moderator (Mod.UBA)
Senior Virologist, Department of Virology & Immunology
Public Health Laboratories Division, National Institute of Health
Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan

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PABLO BELDOMENICO
ProMED-mail Wildlife Moderator (Mod.PMB)
Career Investigator (Investigador Adjunto), Argentine Council for Science and Technology (CONICET), Wildlife Epidemiologist for Latin America for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Adjunct Professor of Wildlife Health, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (FCV-UNL), Argentina.

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ABDELALI BENKIRANE
ProMED-MENA (Middle East / North Africa) Moderator (Mod. AB)
ProMED-FRA (Francophone Africa) Associate Moderator (Mod. AB)
Former FAO Animal Health Officer
Professor, Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health
Institut Agronomique et Veterinaire Hassan II
BP 6202, Rabat-Instituts, Rabat, Morocco

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PARITOSH KUMAR BISWAS
ProMED-SoAs (South Asia) Moderator (Mod.PKB)
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Chittagong, Bangladesh

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MAJA CARRION
ProMED-mail
Assistant Director

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SIDI COULIBALY
ProMED-FRA (Francophone Africa) Moderator (Mod.SC)
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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PETER COWEN
ProMED-mail Animal Disease Assistant Moderator (Mod.PC)
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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ELENA CRUZ
ProMED-mail Copy Editor (CopyEd.EC)
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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CRISTINA RAMIREZ DAVID
ProMED-mail Animal Health Liaison Moderator (Mod.CRD)
Maryland, USA

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BENSON ESTAMBALE
ProMED-EAFR (Anglophone Africa) Moderator (Mod.BE)
Nairobi, Kenya

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AMY GALBLUM
Program Coordinator, ISID
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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TAM GARLAND
ProMED-mail Animal Disease and Zoonoses Moderator (Mod.TG)
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA

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JORGE GONZALEZ-MENDOZA
ProMED-ESP Moderator (Mod.JG)
Head, Executive Office for Technical Cooperation, and Consultant in Clinical Infectious Diseases
Peruvian National Institutes of Health
Part-time Clinical Instructor in Infectious Diseases, Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Peru

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DAGMAR HANOLD
ProMED-mail Plant Disease Moderator (Mod.DHA)
Department of Applied & Molecular Ecology, School of Agriculture and Wine
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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MARTIN HUGH-JONES
ProMED-mail Animal Disease Assistant Moderator (Mod.MHJ)
Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Training in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Veterinary Public Health
Coordinator, Anthrax Research & Control Working Group
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

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TARYN LORTHE
EpiCore Project Manager, ISID
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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MARIA JACOBS
ProMED-mail Senior Technical Editor (Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ)
Zurich, Switzerland

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LAURA D. KRAMER
ProMED-mail Viral Diseases Moderator (Mod.LK)
Director of the Arbovirus Laboratories, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Heath
Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of NY at Albany, Albany, NY USA

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BRITTA LASSMANN
Program Director, ISID
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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DANIEL R. LUCEY
ProMED-mail Consultant for Middle East/North African and South Asian Regional Networks
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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LARRY I. LUTWICK
ProMED-mail Bacterial Disease Moderator (Mod.LL)
Editor-in-Chief, ID Cases
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

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BOUBACAR MAIGA
ProMED-FRA (Francophone Africa) Moderator (Mod.BM)
Bamako, Mali

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GHASSAN MATAR
ProMED-MENA (Middle East / North Africa) Moderator (Mod. GMM)
Department of Experimental Pathology,
Immunology & Microbiology
Faculty of Medicine
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

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VADIM MELNIK
ProMED-RUS Correspondent (Corr.VM)
Department of Medical Epidemiology
Donetsk Medical University
Donetsk, Ukraine

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LAURENCE MIALOT
ProMED-FRA (Francophone Africa) Copy Editor (Copy Editor.LMI)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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NIWAEL MTUI-MALAMSHA
ProMED-EAFR (Anglophone Africa) Veterinary Moderator (Mod.NM)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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MUBARAK S MUSTAFA
ProMED-MENA (Middle East / North Africa) Moderator (Mod.MM)
Assistant Professor of medical microbiology
Faculty of Medicine
Karary University-Khartoum Sudan

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TIN TIN MYAING
PRO/MBDS (Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance) Veterinary Moderator (Mod.TTM)
Professor, University of Veterinary Science, Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (retired)
President, Myanmar Veterinary Association
Yangon, Myanmar

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SHARIFA NASREEN
ProMED-SoAs (South Asia) Moderator (Mod.SN)
PhD Student
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Western Ontario, Canada

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QUOC CUONG NGUYEN
PRO/MBDS (Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance) Moderator (Mod.QCN)
Hanoi, Vietnam

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MAHA OBADI
ProMED-MENA (Middle East / North Africa) Moderator (Mod.MO)
Electronic Disease Early Warning System( eDEWS) coordinator
World Health Organization
Yemen- Sana'a

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ANNA ORSOLA
ProMED-mail Copy Editor (CopyEd.AO)
Boston, Massachusetts USA

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Tamer S. Osman
Infection Control Physician (Mod.TSO)
Cairo, Egypt

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ESKILD PETERSEN
ProMED-mail Parasitic Diseases Moderator (Mod.EP)
Specialist of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
The Royal Hospital
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

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NATALIA PSHENICHNAYA
ProMED-RUS Associate Moderator and Translator (Mod.NP)
Professor, Head of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Department,
Rostov State Medical University
Rostov-on-Don, Russia

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NILUFAR RAKHMANOVA
ProMED-mail Russian translator and Newly Independent States Moderator (Mod.NR)
Quality Improvement Specialist, Instructor on Introduction to Epidemiology
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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MUHAMMAD SALMAN
ProMED-SoAs (South Asia) Moderator (Mod. MS)
Head of Microbiology Department, Public Health Laboratories Division
National Institute of Health
Islamabad, Pakistan

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NAZAR SHABILA
ProMED-MENA (Middle East / North Africa) Moderator (Mod.NS)
Department of Community Medicine
Hawler Medical University
Erbil, Iraq

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ARNON SHIMSHONY
ProMED-mail Animal Disease and Zoonoses Moderator (Mod.AS, arn)
Associate-Professor, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

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G SINGH
ProMED-SoAs (South Asia) Moderator (Mod.GS)
Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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ANDREW SIDEMAN
ISID Development Director
ISID
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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MOHAMED M. SIRDAR
ProMED-EAFR (Anglophone Africa) Moderator (Mod.MMS)
PhD Candidate, Epidemiology Section, Faculty of Veterinary Science
University of Pretoria, South Africa

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MARK SPRINKLE
ProMED-mail Copy Editor (CopyEd.MSP)
Freeport, Maine, USA

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DREW TENENHOLZ
ProMED-mail Technical support & List management
ISID
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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JAIME TORRES
ProMED-ESP Moderator (Mod.JT)
President, Emerging Diseases Committee
Pan American Infectious Disease Society
Caracas, Venezuela

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SOK TOUCH
PRO/MBDS Moderator (Mod.ST)
Retired Director Communicable Disease Control Department, Ministry of Health, Cambodia
Retired Chair of ASEAN Expert Group on Communicable Diseases
Retired Chair of National Certification Committee (NCC) for Polio eradication in Cambodia
Former National Focal Point for International Health Regulations (2005), Cambodia
Former Chair of the National Working Group on Anti-microbial Resistance in Cambodia

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JOSEPH FRANCIS WAMALA
ProMED-EAFR (Anglophone Africa) Moderator (Mod.JFW)
Kampala, Uganda

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TOM YUILL
ProMED-mail Viral Diseases Moderator (Mod.TY)
Emeritus Professor, Pathobiological Sciences,
Department of Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

ProMED-mail RAPPORTEURS

Volunteers who provide regular services

BRENT BARRETT
Websearcher
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


JOSEPH DUDLEY
Research Associate
Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of Earth Science, University of Alaska Museum
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA


ANGELA HUANG
Taiwan


MARIANNE HOPP
WHO notifications


KUNIHIKO IIZUKA
Websearcher
Japan

MARY MARSHALL
Websearcher
European Union funded Foot & Mouth Disease and
Classical Swine Fever Coordination Action participant
United Kingdom


GEORGE A. ROBERTSON, PhD
Senior Technical Advisor
Vaccine Development Global Program
PATH


DAN SILVER
Chinese-language Web Researcher
USA


KATHRYN SODERHOLM, MPH
Spanish-English Translation
Boston, Massachusetts, USA