OUR TEAM

The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and is staffed by a multidisciplinary global team of ISID Staff and over 50 subject matter experts reporting from 34 countries on a variety of topic specialties including human, animal and plant health.

Associate Editors and Top Moderators

MARJORIE P. POLLACK, MD (MPP)

Deputy Editor, ProMED

New York, USA

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UZMA BASHIR AAMIR (UBA)

Top Moderator for ProMED-SoAS & Viral Diseases Moderator

PAKISTAN

YAW AFRANE, PhD (YA)

Top Moderator for ProMED-EAFR

Associate Professor, University of Ghana Medical School
GHANA

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RODRIGO ANGERAMI, MD, PhD (RNA)

Top Moderator for ProMED-PORT

Medical Infectologist of the Epidemiological Surveillance Section, Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Clinics, University of Campinas/Professor in the Department of Public Health, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas
BRAZIL

PARITOSH KUMAR BISWAS, DVM, PhD (PKB)

Top Moderator for ProMED-SoAS

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health,
Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
BANGLADESH

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SIDI COULIBALY, MD, MPH (SC)

Top Moderator for ProMED-FRA

Medical Doctor, Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO

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STUART HANDYSIDES, BSc, MBBS, MRCGP (SH)

Associate Editor for ProMED Global

Ware, England, UNITED KINGDOM

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JAROD HANSON, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, DABT (JH)

Associate Editor for ProMED Global

Veterinary Infectious Disease and Public Health Consultant
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

MATT LEVISON, MD (ML)

Associate Editor for ProMED Global & Top Moderator for ProMED-AMR

Editorial Board for Infectious Diseases, Merck Manual
Sarasota, Florida, USA

LEO LIU, MD, DTMH (LXL)

Associate Editor for ProMED Global

Infectious Diseases and Global Health Consultant
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

GHASSAN MATAR, MSc, PhD (GMM)

Top Moderator for ProMED-MENA & ProMED-AMR

Professor & Chairperson, Dept. Experimental Pathology, Immunology & Microbiology / Director WHO Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Bacterial Pathogens, American University of Beirut
LEBANON

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NATALIA PSHENICHNAYA, MD, PhD, DSci, Prof (NP)

Top Moderator for ProMED-RUS

Head of Department, National Medical Research Center of Phthisiopulmonology and Infectious Diseases
RUSSIA

@nataly_psh

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JAIME TORRES (JT)

Top Moderator for ProMED-ESP

VENEZUELA

SOK TOUCH, MD, MPH (ST)

Top Moderator for ProMED-MBDS

WBG Short Term Consultant on Health Security
CAMBODIA

Moderators

Aisha Abubakar

AISHA ABUBAKAR, MBBS, MPH (AA)

ProMED-EAFR Moderator

Manager, Scientific Programs, ISID
NIGERIA

@AishaAhmedAbub4

SAMEEH ABUTARBUSH, DVM, MVetSc, DABVP, DACVIM (SMA)

ProMED-MENA Moderator

Vice Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
JORDAN

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BATYRBEK ASLANOV, MD, PhD, DrMedSci (BA)

ProMED-RUS Moderator

Professor, North-Western State Mechnikov
Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
RUSSIA

YIN MYO AYE, MBBS, MPH (YMA)

ProMED-MBDS Moderator

Medical Epidemiologist
THAILAND

@yinmyo

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PABLO BELDOMENICO, DVM, MPVM, PhD (PMB)

Wildlife Moderator

ARGENTINA

EMMANUEL BENYEOGOR, MPH (EIB)

ProMED-AMR Moderator

Coordination Assistant, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Abuja
NIGERIA

@EIBenyeogor

SOPHIE BOWMAN-DERRICK, BVSc, MVS, MAE (SBD)

ProMED-AMR Moderator

Veterinarian and Project Coordinator
AUSTRALIA

CRISTINA DAVID, DVM, MSc (CRD)

Animal Health Moderator

Animal Health Consultant
USA

SALMA FERCHICHI, DVM, MSc (SF)

ProMED-MENA Moderator

TUNISIA

ABDESSALAM FIKRI, DVM (AF)

ProMED-FRA Moderator

Veterinary Epidemiologist
MOROCCO

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TAM GARLAND, DVM, PhD, DABVT (TG)

Animal Disease and Zoonoses Moderator

Veterinary Toxicologist and Consultant, Veterinarian
USA

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JORGE GONZALEZ-MENDOZA, MD, MSc, DLSHTM (JG)

ProMED-ESP Moderator

Clinical Rounds Instructor, Gorgas Courses in Tropical Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, University of Alabama at Birmingham
PERU

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DAGMAR HANOLD, PhD, Dipl.Biol (DHA)

Plant Diseases Moderator

Plant Virologist University of Adelaide, Editor-in-Chief Australasian Plant Disease Notes
AUSTRALIA

MARTIN HUGH-JONES, MA, VetMB, MPH, PhD, FACE, Hon FRCVS (MHJ)

Animal Diseases Assistant Moderator

Professor Emeritus, Dept Environmental Sciences, College of the Coast & Environment and Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, LSU
USA

KASSIM A. JIMALE, M.PHIL., B.S. (KJ)

ProMED-EAFR Moderator

Vice President of Research and Development, Jamhuriya University of Science and Technology, Mogadishu/Senior Lecturer, Somali National University
SOMALIA

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LAURA KRAMER, PhD, FASTMH (LK)

Viral Diseases Moderator

Director of the Arbovirus Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health/Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, New York
USA

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LARRY LUTWICK, MD (LL)

Bacterial Diseases Moderator

Retired Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Science
USA

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BOUBACAR MAIGA, MD, PhD (BM)

ProMED-FRA Moderator

Professor, Department of Fundamental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Odontostomatology, University of Science, Technics and Technology of Bamako
MALI

@mboubacar

MOHAMED ABDELREHMAN MOHAMED, DVM, MVSc. (MA)

ProMED-EAFR Moderator

SOMALIA

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SALMAN MUHAMMAD, MBBS, FCPS (SM)

ProMED-SoAS Moderator

Chief of Public Health Laboratories Division, NIH Pakistan
PAKISTAN

@salman14m

MUBARAK MUSTAFA, MD, MBBS (MM)

ProMED-MENA Moderator

Consultant Virologist
SUDAN

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TIN TIN MYAING, BVS, MPhil, MVSc, PhD [UPM] (TTM)

ProMED-MBDS & ProMED-AMR Moderator

Patron, Myanmar Veterinary Association/Officer, Wildlife Disease Association, Asia-Pacific
MYANMAR

SHARIFA NASREEN, MBBS, MPH, PhD (SN)

ProMED-SoAS Moderator

CANADA

ESKILD PETERSEN (EP)

Parasitic Diseases Moderator

DENMARK

NAZAR SHABILA, PhD, MSc, MBChB (NS)

ProMED-MENA Moderator

Assistant Professor of Public Health, Hawler Medical University
IRAQ

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ARNON SHIMSHONY, DVM (AS, ARN)

Animal Disease and Zoonoses Moderator

Associate Professor, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University
ISRAEL

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G SINGH, PhD, MPH (GS)

ProMED-SoAS Moderator

INDIA

THÉRÈSE UMUHOZA, Bsc, Msc, PhD (TU)

ProMED-EAFR & ProMED-FRA Moderator

Freelance Research Epidemiologist
RWANDA

@umuhoza07

RICHARD BROU YAPI, PhD (RBY)

ProMED-EAFR & ProMED-FRA Moderator

PostDoc Afrique One ASPIRE Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire, Researcher Université Alassane Ouattara
IVORY COAST

@RYapi

THOMAS YUILL, PhD (TY)

Viral Diseases Moderator

Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA

Copy Editors

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RACHEL DELP (RD)

Copy Editor

Landis Store, Pennsylvania, USA

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MARIA JACOBS, MD (MJ)

Senior Technical Editor

Zurich, SWITZERLAND

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LAURENCE MIALOT (LM)

Copy Editor

Senior Manager of Governance and Administration, ISID
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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ANNA ORSOLA (AO)

Copy Editor

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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TONI WEEKS (TW)

Copy Editor

Pismo Beach, California, USA

MOHD ASRI YUSOF (MAY)

Copy Editor

Besut, MALAYSIA

Correspondents

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SUSAN de HEVENINGHAM BAEKELAND (SB)

Plant and Animal Diseases Correspondent

Story Finder and Researcher
FRANCE

LARISA ERMAKOVA, PhD (LE)

ProMED-RUS Correspondent

Head of the Clinic for Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Research Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology of Rostov-on-Dones
RUSSIA

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VADIM MELNIK, PhD (VM)

ProMED-RUS Correspondent

Associate Professor, State Department of Higher Education Organization, Health Management and Epidemiology, Donetsk National Medical University
UKRAINE

Rapporteurs

BRENT BARRETT, BS, M(ASCP) (BB)

Rapporteur

Retired Microbiologist
USA

 @parker2320

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JOSEPH DUDLEY, MSc, PhD (JD)

Rapporteur

Research Scientist
USA

MARIANNE HOPP, PhD, LL.B. (MJH)

Rapporteur

CANADA

ANGELA SONG-EN HUANG, MD, MPH (AH)

Rapporteur

Medical Officer, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control
TAIWAN

Mahmoud Orabi (MO)

Rapporteur

Animal Health and Standards Specialist
EGYPT

DAN SILVER (DS)

Rapporteur

USA

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KATHRYN SODERHOLM, MPH (KS)

Rapporteur

Nonprofit Administrator
USA