BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE
Robert E. Black, MD, MPH (Chair), is Edgar Berman Professor and chair of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Black serves on a number of advisory boards related to international health and is chairman of both the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative for the Global Forum for Health Research and the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group for the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund. He received his MD from Hahnemann Medical College and his MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Black has served on the Board on Global Health and many National Academies committees, most recently on the Committee on the Middle East Regional Infectious Disease Research Program. He is an IOM member.
Martin J. Blaser, MD, is Frederick H. King Professor of Internal Medicine, chair of the Department of Medicine, and professor of microbiology at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Blaser is president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and cofounder and member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathogens. He is a member of the editorial boards of numerous journals on infectious disease. He received his MD from New York University.
Richard D. Clover, MD, is professor and dean of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville. In addition, he is director of the Center for Deterrence of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism and associate vice president for health affairs and health informatics at the University of Louisville. Dr. Clover has been on several advisory panels and committees, including many on immunization practices for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He received his MD from the University of Oklahoma.
Myron S. Cohen, MD, is J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology and Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen is the chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the UNC Center for Infectious Diseases. He has received numerous professional honors and awards and has served on committees for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research. He received his MD from Rush Medical College. Dr. Cohen served on the IOM Committee on HIV Prevention Strategies.
Jerrold J. Ellner, MD, is professor and chair of the New Jersey Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Ellner has served on numerous advisory panels and committees for the National Institutes of Health and is a founding member and codirector of the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa. He received his MD from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ellner served on the IOM Committee on the Evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Uniform Case Assessment Protocol.
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, is medical director of the Seattle STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center and associate professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the
Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is a member of several national committees related to sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS, including the Expert Consultants’ Group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s STD Treatment Guidelines and the Curriculum Committee for the Advancing HIV Prevention Initiative of the CDC. She also serves on the Institutional Review Board for the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health. Dr. Marrazzo received her MD from Jefferson Medical College and her MPH from the University of Washington.
Megan Murray MD, ScD, MPH, is assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard University School of Public Health and an infectious-disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research focuses on using molecular and genomic epidemiology and mathematical modeling to understand the transmission dynamics of tuberculosis. She received her MD, ScD, and MPH from Harvard University.
Edward C. Oldfield III, MD, is professor of medicine, microbiology and molecular cell biology and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Oldfield is chair of the Infection Control Committee and a hospital epidemiologist at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. His clinical interests include tropical and travel medicine. He received his MD from the University of Virginia Medical School.
Randall R. Reves, MD, MSc, is professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Reves is medical director of the Denver Metro Tuberculosis Clinic of the Denver Public Health Department and is a member of the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association, of which he was president in 2003. His research experience includes participation in multicenter clinical research in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuberculosis Trials Consortium and Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. He received his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch and his MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Edward T. Ryan, MD, is associate professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School and director of the Tropical and Geographic Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan is an active member of two National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) committees and has served on several other committees for NIAID, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His research focuses on enteric infections and the development of vaccines that protect against such infections. He received his MD from Harvard University.
Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, is professor of pediatrics, medicine, preventive medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He holds the Amos Christie Chair in Global Health and serves as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. Dr. Vermund is an infectious-disease epidemiologist and pediatrician with substantial research and training experience overseas. From 1988 to 1994, Dr. Vermund was chief of the Vaccine Trials and Epidemiology Branch, Division of AIDS, at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. His work in HIV vaccine clinical-trial preparedness led to the 1994 Superior Service Award, the highest civilian honor in the Public Health Service. Dr. Vermund works on HIV prevention and care with support from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dawn M. Wesson, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and director of the
training program in Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases at Tulane University. Her research interests include the ecology of mosquito- and other insect-transmitted diseases and development of novel control and prevention strategies for those diseases. Dr. Wesson is past president of the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association, in which she remains a member of the Board of Directors, and past chair of the Medical and Veterinary Entomology Section of the Entomological Society of America. She received her PhD in medical entomology from the University of Notre Dame.