Research Areas in MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health

Faculty in the Master’s Program in Infectious Disease and Global Health are seasoned leaders in their respective scientific specialties, with an outstanding record of scholarly activities, including publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at national and international scientific meetings. They are dedicated to improving global health and the human condition through research, teaching and mentoring.

Name, degree(s) Title School, Department Expertise
Donna Akiyoshi, PhD Research Associate Professor Cummings School, IDGH Molecular Genetics, Microbial Pathogenesis
Sawkat Anwer, DMVH, PhD Professor and Associate Dean Cummings School, Biomedical Sciences Liver Disease
Gillian Beamer, VMD, PhD Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH Tuberculosis, Pathology, Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) pathogens
David Brown, DVM, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor Cummings School, Biomedical Sciences Microbiology, Virology
Cinta Burgos, CQA Consultant Cummings School, IDGH RBL QA, CGMP, GCP, GLP, Research Engineering, Validation Engineering, ASQ Certified Auditor
Akram Da’darah, PhD Research Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Schistosomiasis, Vaccinology
Arthur Donohue-Rolfe, PhD Associate Professor Emeritus Cummings School, Biomedical Sciences Enteric Infectious Diseases, Antibiotic Treatment of EHEC Infections.
Julie C. Ellis, PhD SEANET Program Director Cummings School, IDGH Coastal and Island Ecology, Infectious Diseases and Pathogens in Wildlife
Deborah Kochevar, DVM, PhD Dean and Henry Lois Foster Professor Cummings School, Biomedical Sciences Molecular Pharmacology
Phyllis Mann, PhD Associate Professor Cummings School, Biomedical Sciences Neuroendocrinology, Biostatistics
Jean Mukherjee, DVM, PhD Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH Animal Model Development, Evaluation of Candidate Therapeutics, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and Immunotherapy, One Health
Felicia Nutter, DVM, PhD, DACZM Research Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH One Health, Wildlife and Global Health
Ryan Schlimgen, PhD Biosafety Manager Cummings School, EHS Biosafety, Immunology, Molecular Biology
Abhineet Sheoran, DVM, PhD Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH Immunology and Pathogenesis of Microbial Infections
Charles Shoemaker, PhD Professor Cummings School, IDGH Helminthic and Toxin-Mediated Diseases, VHH-based neutralizing agent (VNA) Therapy
Patrick Skelly, PhD Professor Cummings School, IDGH Parasitic Diseases, Molecular and Cellular Helminthology
Jennifer Steele, DVM, PhD Research Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH Infectious Disease, Zoonotic Disease, International Health
Xingmin Sun, PhD Research Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH Clostridium difficile, Vaccine Development
Sam Telford, ScD Professor Cummings School, IDGH Vector-Borne Infections, Public Health
Saul Tzipori, DVM, PhD, DSc Professor and Chair Cummings School, IDGH Infectious Diseases, Enteric Infections and Host Response
Chris Whittier, DVM, PhD Research Assistant Professor Cummings School, IDGH Human infectious disease threats to wildlife
Giovanni Widmer, PhD Professor Cummings School, IDGH Parasitic Diseases, Molecular Biology of Protozoan Parasites, Microbial Pathogenesis