Editorial Board : Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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Dhanshree Kelkar, MD,
Division of Infectious Diseases, and
Emergency Medicine, University of Florida,
Winter Haven Hospital, Florida, USA

Dilip Mathai, MD, FIDSA
Dean, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences
and Research, India

Ramesh S Paranjape, PhD
Director of National AIDS Research Institute
Indian Council of Medical Research, India

Ricardo Izurieta, MD, DrPH
Department of Global Health, Director of Donald Price Center
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

Executive Editor
Sagar Galwankar, MBBS, DNB (India), MD, MPH, Diplomat. ABEM (USA)
University of Florida, Winter Haven Hospital, Florida, USA

Assistant Editor

Suman Thakur, MD
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India

Section Editors​
Medical Entomology

Adel M. Gad, PhD
Professor of Medical Entomology,
Entomology Department,
Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University,
Abbassia Square, Cairo, Egypt

Global Emerging Infectious Diseases

Ann Marie Kimball, MD,MPH, FACPM
Director, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Emerging Infections Network
Professor, Epidemiology, Health Services, Biomedical Health Informatics and Medicine,
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington,
Seattle, USA

Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Dave D. Chadee- BSc, M.Phil, MPH, PhD, DSc
Subject Leader in Environment and Natural Resource Management
Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
Nutrition in Infections

Edmundo Estevez, MD, MSc
Professor of Nutrition and Infectious Diseases
Director Biomedicine Center, School of Medicine
Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador

HIV/AIDS Immunology

Guido Poli. M.D.
Head, AIDS Immunopathogenesis Unit,
Division of Immunology, Transplantation & Infectious Diseases,
San Raffaele Scientific Institute,
Milano, Italy

Clinical Parasitology

Herbert B. Tanowitz MD, FACP, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine & Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of the Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory
Director of the Fogarty International Training Grant
Director of the NIH Geographic and Emerging Infectious Disease Training Grant
Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA

Pediatric Critical Care Infections

Consultant Pediatric & Neonatal Intensivist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK


Manuel Calvopina, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Division of Tropical Diseases
Biomedicine Center School of Medicine, Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador

Parasitic Immunology

Maria Yazdanbakhsh, PhD
Professor of Cellular Immunology of Parasitic Infections
Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Parasitology
RC Leiden, The Netherlands

Infections and Organ Transplantation

Nassim Kamar MD, PhD
Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Multi-Organ Transplantation
Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France

Clinical Microbiology

Po-Ren Hsueh, MD
Professor, Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine,
College of Medicine, National Taiwan University Chief,
Division of Clinical Microbiology,
Department of Laboratory Medicine,
National Taiwan University Hospital,

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Shaoqi Rao, PhD,
Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology
School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University
Guangzhou, China

Retroviral Therapy

Shyam Sundar, MD, FRCP, FNA
Professor of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Medical Critical Care Infections

Syed Moied Ahmed, MD
Director of Critical Care, Department of Anesthesiology
JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Uttar Pradesh, India

Infectious Diseases Immunology

Vinayaka R. Prasad, PhD.
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, AIDS International Training and Research Program
Chair, Einstein Global Health Center Steering Committee
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA

Computational Biology

Xueqin Wang, PhD
Professor in Biostatistics
School of Mathematics and Computational Science
Sun Yet-sen University (South Campus)Guangzhou, China

Eco-Mathematical Modeling

V. Sree Hari Rao, PhD
Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems,
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rolla, MO,USA

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Anita K. M. Zaidi, MBBS, SM, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Bioethics in Research

Clement Adebamowo, BMChB Hons (Jos), FWACS, FACS, DSc (Harvard)
Professor of Surgery and Honorary Consultant Surgeon Director,
Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Director, Center for Bioethics, Ibadan, Nigeria Chairman, National Health Research Ethics Committee of Nigeria (NHREC)

Hospital Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Dmitry Lioznov, MD, PhD
Vice-Rector for Nursing Education
Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology
Pavlov State Medical University, Russia


Georgette D. Kanmogne, PhD MPH
Vice Chair for Resource Allocation and Faculty Development
Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Science
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

Eco-Mathematical Modeling

V. Sree Hari Rao, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, Differential Equations and Dynamical
Systems, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla,

Infectious Diseases Education

Hashim Warsama Ghalib, Ph.D. FRCPath
Leishmaniasis, Disease Research Coordinator, UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special
Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health
Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Drug Development

Jian Li, PhD
Facility for Anti-infective Drug Development and Innovation
Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University, Parkville, Victoria, Australia


Mamun-Al-Mahtab MBBS, MSc, MD, FACG
Senior Editor, Bangladesh Liver Journal
Secretary General, Viral Hepatitis Foundation Bangladesh
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Liver Clinic, Lab Aid Specialized Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nosocomial Infections & Hospital Epidemiology

Manuel Battegay, MD
Divison of Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiology
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Clinical Trials

Mitali Chatterjee, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology,
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research
AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, India

Viral Immunology

Paolo Lusso, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Viral Pathogenesis
Laboratory of Immunoregulation
NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD , USA

Infections in Cancer

Pramod M. Shah, M.D.
Executive Committee Member International Society for Chemotherapy, Infection and Cancer
Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Microbiology
Gutzkowstrasse Frankfurt am Main Germany


Shyam Mohapatra, PhD
Director of Signature Program for Allergy,
Immunology and Infectious Diseases,
University of South Florida College of Medicine,
Tampa, Florida, USA

Global Health
Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD
Amos Chris Tie Chair in Global Health Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Preventive Medicine,
and Obstetrics & Gynecology Director, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine , Institute for Global Health, Principal Investigator,
HIV Prevention Trials Network, Vanderbilt University, USA

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Timothy P. Flanigan, MD
Professor of Medicine Director, Division of Infectious Diseases Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, USA

Hospital Infection Control

William L. Holzemer, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor and Associate Dean, International Programs
Lillian & Dudley Aldous Endowed Chair in Nursing Science
School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Biological Intelligence

Wang Yang, MD, DipCommH
Professor and Deputy Dean
Chongqing Medical University- School of Public Health
Chongqing P.R.China

Karen L. Kotloff, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Center for Vaccine Development
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Global Advisory Board

Abraham s. Borbor, BSc. MD, M. Med

Head of Medicine, John F. Kennedy Medical Center,
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Liberia. Monrovia, Liberia

Addmore Shonhai, PhD
Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology Zululand University,
South Africa

Angela Clem, PhD
Department of Global Health College of Public Health
University of South Florida USA

Ángel Guevara, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular Biology School of Medicine
Central University of Ecuador., Ecuador

Antti Vaheri, MD, PhD,
Professor of Virology
Haartman Institute
University of Helsinki, Finland

Carlos Espino, MD, MPH
Professor and Health Officer
Ministry of Public Health, University of Carabobo, Venezuela

Carlos C Callegari MD, PhD
USF Health Senior Advisor on Ibero-Americas Programs
Department of Global Health, University of South Florida

Daniel Cuatz, MD
Professor and Chair Infectious Diseases Unit
Juan Fernandez Hospital, Argentina

Dingmei Zhang, PhD
School of Public Health
Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou, China

Enzo Tramontano, PhD
Department of Applied Sciences in Biosystems, University of Cagliari, Italy
Eduardo Ochoa, MD, MSc
Senior Physician and Researcher Alberto Duhau Hospital, Argentina

Feng-Yan Bai, MD
Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Datun Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China

Francisco Barrera, MD, MSc
Professor of Clinical and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador

Francesca Cainelli, M.D.
Specialist in Infectious Diseases University of Verona,
Italy Department of Emergency Medicine,
Annunziata Hospital, Cosenza, Italy

Gathsaurie Neelika Malavige MBBS, MRCP,DPhil
Department of Microbiology,
Faculty of Medical Sciences,
University of Sri Jayawardanapura,
Sri Lanka.

Grace Moore, RN, BSN
Medical-Surgical ICU Staff Nurse
St. Luke's Epsicopal Hospital - Houston, Texas, USA

Jiuzhou Song Ph.D
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

John Schneider MD, MPH
Director, Global Health Programs
Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health
University of Chicago, USA

Joseph Keating, PhD
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University Canal Street, New Orleans, LA , USA

James McMahon, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY, USA

Jacqueline M. Achkar, MD, MS
Department. of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx NY, USA

John E. Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc (Econ.)
Dept of Maternal & Child Health, School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Birmingham, AL, USA

Jose A Vazquez M.D
Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine,
Detroit MI, USA

Kurt G. Naber, MD
President of International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)
Karl-Bickleder-Str. Straubing, Germany

Lars L Gustafsson MD PhD
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Karolinska Institute at Karolinska
University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden

Lee W. Riley, MD
Professor, School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Limas Kupcinskas, MD
Head of Department of Gastroenterology
Kaunas university of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania

Luiz Carlos Marques de Oliveira MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Federal University of Uberlandia,
Uberlandia MG (Minas Gerais state) Brazil

Ligia Cruz, MD, MPH
College of Public Health
University of South Florida, USA

Stephan Kohlhoff, MD
Faculty of Pediatrics and Medicine
Associate Division Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Luis Galindez MD,
MPH Professor and Health Officer
University of Carabobo and Ministry of Public Health of Venezuela, Venezuela

Malini R Capoor, MD
Department of Microbiology
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital , New Delhi , India

Marcel Ramirez, PhD

Department of Molecular Biology
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Rio de Janeiro,RJ, Brazil
Maximiliano Moreno, PhD
PhD College of Public Health
University of South Florida, USA

Niyi Awofeso, BSc, MBChB, MBA, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor of Public Health Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences The University of Western Australia, Australia

Olger Calderón Arguedas, MD M. Sc
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Microbiology, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Priscilla Biswas, PhD
San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Milan, Italy

Patricia Echanique, MD, MPH
Professor of Biostatistics School of Medicine Central University of Ecuador, Ecuador
Rahul Dhodapkar, MD
Department of Microbiology
JIPMER, Puducherry, India

Reza Afshar, MD.
Educational Vice President, Shahed University School of Medicine. Mustafa Khomeini Hospital, Italia Street, Tehran, Iran

Robert O Opoka, MD
Pediatrician/Honorary Lecturer
Mulago Hospital - Makerere University
Kampala Uganda

Robert S. Wallis, MD, FIDSA
Senior Director, Pfizer Global Research and Development
New London, CT, USA

Raymundo Paraná, MD
Professor of Medicine
Head of Hepatology Unit, University Hospital of Bahia, Brazil

Richard Nisbett, PhD
Department of Global Health, College of Public Health,
University of South Florida, USA

Sandro Vento, M.D.
Director, Infectious Diseases Unit,
Annunziata Hospital, Cosenza, Italy

Simon Kotlyar MD, MSc
Director of Global Health- Emergency Medicine Yale University School of Medicine, USA

Stephan Kohlhoff, MD
Faculty of Pediatrics and Medicine Associate Division
Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, SUNY Downstate
Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Suman Laal, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Microbiology
New York University Langone Medical Center
New York Harbour Healthcare System, NY, USA

Shea N. Gardner, PhD
Pathogen Bio-Informatics
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

Sue Lee, PhD
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand
Sungano Mharakurwa, PhD
Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
The Malaria Institute at Macha, Choma, Zambia

Tarik Sqalli, Houssaini, M.D.
Assistant Professor.
Nephrology Department,
Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco

Tatiana Ochoa, MD
Department of Global Health College of Public Health
University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center, USA

Theresa J. Ochoa, MD
Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Av. Honorio Delgado, San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru

Taminori Obayashi, MD
Director in Chief, Medical Laboratory
Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Diseases Center,
Komagome Hospital, Japan

Taoufik Harzy, MD
Head of Rheumatology department,
Hassan II University Hospital Center,
Fes, Morocco.

Tadahiro Sasaki, PhD
Division of Health Sciences,
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan

Thomas Quinn, MD, MSc
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Baltimore, MD, USA

Vijay V. Yeldandi, M.D., FACP, FCCP
Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency
Faculty of Infectious Diseases
Chicago-Resurrection Health System, USA

Wafaa Bono, MD
Professor of internal medicine
Head of Internal Medicine,
Hassan II University Hospital Center
Fes , Morocco

Yuantao Hao, PhD
Deputy Dean and Associate Professor
Medical Statistics and Epidemiology
School of Public Health, Sun Yet-sen University
Guangzhou, China