Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease — Editors


Assoc. Prof. John Frean
Centre for Opportunistic, Tropical and Hospital Infections, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Interests: parasitic and zoonotic infections; travel and tropical medicine
Prof. Dr. Peter A. Leggat
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville Qld 4811, Australia
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Interests: neglected tropical diseases; lymphatic filariasis; dengue; malaria; occupational health; travel medicine; emerging public health threats
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals

Editorial Board

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeno Bisoffi
1. Center for Tropical Diseases (CTD), Sacro Cuore Hospital, Negrar, Verona, Italy
2. Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
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Interests: strongyloidiasis; clinical research on malaria and other tropical and parasitic diseases; surveillance of imported tropical and infectious diseases; assessment of diagnostic tools in tropical medicine and parasitology; clinical epidemiology and clinical decision-making applied to tropical medicine
Prof. Stuart Blacksell
1. Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand
2. Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
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Interests: scrub typhus; dengue; biosafety; rapid tests; point of care; diagnostics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Tropical Laboratory Safety Including Biosafety
Prof. Lucille Blumberg
Medical Consultant, Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, Head of the Public Health Surveillance and Response Division, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Interests: viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHF); rabies; malaria; travel related infections
Prof. Francesco Castelli
Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, University of Brescia and Brescia Spedali Civili General Hospital, UNESCO Chair "Training and Empowering human resources for health development in resource-limited countries", Brescia, Italy
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Interests: tropical medicine; migration medicine; imported and travel-related diseases; HIV infection; viral hepatitis; training health personnel in resource-limited areas
Dr. Santanu Chatterjee
Consultant Physician-Travel and Tropical Medicine, Pulse Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, 75 Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700026, India
Interests: travellers' diarrhea; host country issues especially impact of travel; travel medicine practice; enteric diseases and malaria epidemiology/chemoprophylaxis
Prof. Archie Clements
Director, Research School of Population Health, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University, Australia
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Interests: public health; epidemiology; spatial epidemiology; sustainable interventions; neglected tropical diseases; malaria; emerging infectious diseases
Dr. Albie de Frey
1. Senior Honorary Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Medical Director, Worldwide Travel Medical Consultants, Northcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa
3. Director, International Health Management Consultants S.A., Geneva, Switzerland
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Interests: travel health; travel health education; malaria; arboviral disease
Prof. Chia-Kwung Fan
Department of Molecular Parasitology and Tropical Diseases, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu-Xing Street, Taipei, Taiwan
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Interests: toxocariasis; toxoplasmosis; dirofilariasis; parasite immunology & molecular biology; molecular pathogenesis of parasitic diseases
Prof. Dale Fisher
Infectious Disease Division, Department of Medicine, National University Health System, Singapore
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Interests: melioidosis; OPAT; outbreak response; surveillance; infection prevention and control
Dr. Lucile Maria Floeter-Winter
Departamento de Fisiologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil
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Interests: Leishmania identification; arginase and polyamines metabolism in Leishmania infection; arginine uptake; gene expression regulation of Leishmania infected macrophages; Leishmania infected macrophage miRNA profile; Leishmania phospholipids composition and exposition
Prof. Tomas Jelinek
1. Medical Director, Berlin Centre for Travel & Tropical Medicine, Berlin, Germany
2. Scientific Director, Centre for Travel Medicine, Düsseldorf, Germany
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Interests: travel medicine; vaccine preventable diseases; vaccination studies; dengue; malaria drug resistance; imported infectious diseases
Prof. Dr. Nirbhay Kumar
Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Director, Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases Research Center, Tulane University, 333 S. Liberty Street, Mail Code-8317, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Interests: malaria; vaccines; immunology; genomics; helminthes and co-infection; malaria transmission; malaria drugs and diagnostics
Dr. Colleen Lau
Department of Global Health, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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Interests: infectious disease epidemiology; emerging infectious diseases; spatial epidemiology; tropical medicine; travel medicine; vaccines; environmental health; leptospirosis; lymphatic filariasis; neglected tropical diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Medical Geography of Tropical Infections: Disease Patterns in a Changing Environment
Assoc. Prof. Ricardo J. Soares Magalhães
School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton Queensland 4343, Australia
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Interests: infections disease epidemiology; spatial epidemiology; avian influenza; emerging infectious diseases; rabies; helminth infections; neglected tropical diseases; biosecurity; One Health
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Special Issue: Advances in Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Control on Soil-Transmitted Helminth (STH) Infections
Special Issue: Medical Geography of Tropical Infections: Disease Patterns in a Changing Environment
Prof. John McBride
Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Microbiologist, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Cairns Clinical School, Cairns Hospital, PO Box 902, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Interests: dengue; Rickettsia; Leptospirosis; HIV; Papua New Guinea
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Special Issue: Epidemiology of Dengue: Past, Present and Future
Prof. Mary Ross
School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Interests: occupational medicine; tropical medicine; public health medicine; travel medicine
Dr. Charles Rupprecht
1. Adjunct Professor, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, United States
2. CEO, LYSSA LLC, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, United States
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Interests: lyssaviruses; zoonoses; One Health; epidemiology; conservation biology
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Special Issue: Rabies Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prophylaxis and Treatment
Prof. Eli Schwartz
1. Director of the Institute of Geographic Medicine & Tropical Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 52621, Israel
2. Professor of Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
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Interests: clinical tropical medicine; malaria; schistosomiasis, typhoid fever; arboviruses; travel medicine
Prof. Marc Shaw
1. College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University, Australia
2. Medical Director, WORLDWISE Travellers Health Centres New Zealand
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Interests: pre-travel research for primary care; rabies and its impact upon the traveler; post travel disease; disaster aid medicine
Prof. Steven Sinkins
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Interests: Wolbachia; mosquito; Aedes; Culex; Anopheles; arbovirus; dengue; chikungunya; zika
Prof. Polrat Wilairatana
Director, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
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Interests: case management of malaria; clinical gastroenterology
Dr. Ken Winkel
University of Melbourne, Australia
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Interests: clinical effects of animal venoms and effectiveness of antivenoms; global health; history of venom research; research translation; popular culture and venoms/venomous creatures; the study of animal venoms and toxins; toxinology; biodiversity and medicine
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Snake Venoms
Assoc. Prof. Bin Zhan
Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
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Interests: helminth; soil-transmitted nematode; vaccine; parasitology; immunology; molecular biology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Diagnosis, Epidemiology and Control on Soil-Transmitted Helminth (STH) Infections
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