As Chair of the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, I play a leading role in the master’s program. Like my colleagues, I bring many strengths to this program and believe in its mission and objectives of addressing critical issues in global health.
I have years of research experience with viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal infectious diseases as well as toxin-mediated diseases. PubMed currently lists more than 260 publications reflecting the nature of my scientific endeavors and expertise. I’ve simultaneously directed multi-project and multicenter scientific programs nationally and globally, and at Tufts, I’ve established and led the infectious diseases group of approximately 65-75, extramurally funded by NIH, DOD, EPA, FDA, CDC, USDA and USAID.
My years as Associate Director and Division head at ICCDR (International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research) in Bangladesh, allowed me many accomplishments in directing labs, establishing research units and educational programs, supervising studies, soliciting funding and support, and more.
I am currently one of the principal investigators of the global health project, funded by the USAID on Emerging Pandemic Threats. I provide leadership and coordination of all activities performed in the two networks and was instrumental in helping shape their vision and mission.
The demand for well-trained graduates in infectious disease and related fields will increase exponentially over the next decade. I am pleased to be part of an experienced and dedicated team here at Cummings School committed to meeting that demand.