Section Editors

Section Board for 'Infectious Disease Epidemiology' (40)

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Dr. Zahid Ahmad Butt
Section Editor-in-Chief
School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: HIV/HCV/HBV coinfections; vaccine preventable diseases; communicable and non-communicable disease syndemics; global health; big data; spatial analysis of complex data
Prof. Dr. José Juan Jiménez-Moleón
Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria de Granada (ibs.GRANADA), Granada, Spain
Interests: cancer epidemiology; nutritional epidemiology; epidemiologic method; systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Dr. Toni Alterman
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Interests: psychiatric epidemiology; mental health; work organization; workplace psychosocial factors; occupational health
Dr. Pierre Magal
Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux,Université de Bordeaux, 351 cours de la libération, 33400 Talence, France
Interests: infectious disease outbreaks; differential equations; dynamical systems and mathematical biology
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Dr. Ludwig Apers
Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Interests: Public (eco-)health; HIV/STI; Infectious diseases; Epidemiology; Climate change and Vector Born Diseases
Dr. Atsushi Nonami
Department of Advanced Cell and Molecular Therapy, Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan
Interests: hematology, oncology; regenerative medicine; molecular biology
Dr. Jozsef Z. Farkas
Division of Computing Science and Mathematics, Universityof Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA, UK
Interests: mathematical epidemilogy; wolbachia infection dynamics; quantifying cancer dynamics in the lung; structured population dynamics; applied analysis; differential equations; mathematical modelling; ecology; adaptive dynamics
Dr. Paola Di Carlo
Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Health Promotion Sciences, Maternal and Infant Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties “G. D’Alessandro”, University of Palermo, via del Vespro 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Interests: hiv; tuberculosis, pediatric infectious disease, microbiota in surgery patients
Prof. Dr. Andrea Trevisan
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Sciences and Public Health, University of Padova, via Giustiniani, 2, 35128 Padova, Italy
Interests: industrial toxicology; biological monitoring; metal toxicity; biological risk; health surveillance and promotion
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Prof. Dr. Maria Luisa Cristina
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1. Department of Health Sciences, University of Genova, Via Pastore 1, 16132 Genova, Italy
2. Galliera Hospitals Via Mura delle Cappuccine 14 - 16128 Genova, Italy
Interests: public health; healthcare infections; environment; environmental monitoring; healthcare environment
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Dr. Steve Davis
Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health, West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA
Interests: syringe access; hepatitis C virus prevention; telehealth in rural areas
Prof. Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center, Arizona State University, PO Box 871901, Tempe, AZ 85287-190, USA
Interests: mathematical biology; theoretical biology; disease evolution; epidemiology
Dr. Masoud Dara
Coordinator, Communicable Diseases Department, Division of Health Emergencies & Communicable Diseases World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: emerging infectious diseases; infection prevention and control; climate change and vector borne diseases; HIV; viral Hepatitis; sexually transmitted diseases; tuberculosis
Dr. Cadhla Firth
Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns QLD, Australia
Interests: urbanization; land-use change; emerging infectious diseases; zoonotic diseases; metagenomics; pathogen discovery; phylogenetics; phylodynamics
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Dr. Monica Malta
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Interests: HIV/AIDS; HCV/HBV; addiction; gender; mental Health; violence; human rights; LGBT health
Dr. Mario Masarone
Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, via Salvador Allende, 84081 Salerno, Italy
Interests: liver diseases with particular interest in NAFLD diagnosis; natural history; pathophysiology; comorbidities and therapy; HCV and HBV related liver diseases and complications
Dr. Ivan Gentile
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: HCV; antibiotics; multidrug resistant bacteria
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Prof. Dr. Amal K. Mitra
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Jackson State University, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Dr., room 216, Jackson, MS 39213, USA
Interests: obesity; minority health; global health; neglected tropical diseases; lead poisoning; arsenic poisoning; iron; vitamin A; breast cancer; smoking; depression; complementary and alternative medicine; metabolic syndrome; enteric pathogens; hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; hepatitis G
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Prof. Dr. Kow-Tong Chen
Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan
Interests: infectious disease epidemiology; field epidemiology; outbreak investigation; environmental factors
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Dr. Christian Napoli
Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Translational Medicine, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: epidemiology; public health; preventive medicine; health promotion; occupational health; risk analysis and management
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Prof. Dr. Francisco José Nunes Antunes
Instituto de Saúde Ambiental (ISAMB), Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: infectious diseases; HIV; hepatitis; tropical medicine
Dr. Eyal Oren
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
Interests: respiratory health; epidemiology; clinical trials; social determinants of health; infectious diseases
Dr. Jolyon M. Medlock
Medical Entomology Group, Public Health England, Emergency Response Department, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JG, UK
Interests: vector-borne disease; tick; mosquito; arbovirus; disease ecology; medical entomology
Prof. Dr. Albert Nienhaus
1. Competence Centre for Epidemiology and Health Services Research for Healthcare Professionals (CVcare), University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), 20246 Hamburg, Germany
2. Department for Occupational Medicine, Hazardous Substances and Health Science, Institution for Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services (BGW), 22089 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: occupational health; tuberculosis in health workers; violence against health workers; leadership and workers’ health; low back pain in health workers; psycho-social exposure in health workers
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Dr. Mary Patricia Nowalk
School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Schenley Place 4420 Bayard Street, Suite 520 Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
Interests: immunizations; adults; influenza vaccination; pneumococcal vaccination
Dr. Mohammed S. Orloff
Department of Epidemiology, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham Street, # 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Interests: Understanding the interplay of multiple genetic and epigenetic factors in the human genome that can inform the risk for developing diseases
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Orsi
Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Università di Roma Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: healthcare infection control
Prof. Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani
Department of Public Health Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA
Interests: epidemiology; global health; health equity; violence/injury prevention
Dr. Ashish Pathak
Department of Women and Children’s Health| IMCH, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Department of Paediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India
Interests: infections and antibiotic use in children; antibiotic use; antibiotic resistance; point prevalence survey; outpatient antibiotic use; hospital antibiotic use; rationale use of antibiotics; Gram-negative infections; S. aureus, healthcare associated infections; sepsis; neonatal infections; vaccine preventable infections
Dr. Joan Puig-Barberà
Vaccine Research Area, FISABIO, Valencia, Spain
Interests: hospitalization; influenza; human, vaccination; community-acquired infections; epidemiology; immunology, virology; prevention & control; respiratory syncytial viruses; population surveillance; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Scagliarini
Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: one Health; epitheliotropic virus infections of animals and humans; virus induced oncogenesis and spontaneous animals models; development of innovative diagnostic methods; antiviral activity of natural and sinthetic molecules towards animal viruses philogenetically correlated to viruses resonsible of animal pathologies; development of innovative drug formulations for antiviral treatments
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sotgiu
Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Statistics Unit, Department of Medical, Surgical and Experimental Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy
Interests: tuberculosis; NTM; respiratory infections; epidemiology; medical statistics
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Prof. Dr. Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
Global Health - Health Systems and Policy (HSP): Medicines, focusing antibiotics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet,Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: public health aspects of antibiotic residues; antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes in the environment especially water; interventions to mitigate spread in the environment of residues, bacteria and genes
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Prof. Dr. Marilyn C. Roberts
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Box 357234, Seattle, Washington 98195-7234, USA
Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; plasmids; bacterial genetics; bacteria antibiotic resistance genes and gene exchange; emerging and reemerging diseases; dental caries; periodontal disease; molecular epidemiology; bacterial mercury resistance
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Ibou Thior
PATH, Washington, D.C., United States
Interests: HIV; AIDS; infectious disease epidemiology
Dr. Timothy J. Wade

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Environmental Public Health Division, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Interests: environmental epidemiology; waterborne disease; infectious disease; microbial risk assessment
Dr. Richard Wamai
Integrated Initiative for Global Health, Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: HIV/AIDS cost-effectiveness; male circumcision and policy; neglected tropical diseases; visceral leishmaniasis; non-communicable diseases; health systems and policy
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Dr. Peter Weatherburn
Department of Public Health, Environments and Society, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1H 9SH, UK
Interests: policy relationship; sexual health; adolescent health; evaluation; evidence use; mixed methods; qualitative methods; reproductive health
Dr. Chiara de Waure
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, 06132 Perugia, Italy
Interests: epidemiology; vaccine preventable diseases; vaccination; health technology assessment; public health; health services Research
Dr. Christian Wejse
Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Bartholins Alle 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Interests: global Health; tuberculosis; HIV; migrant health
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