Neglected tropical diseases

Prof. Duane J. Gubler, Sc.D., M.S.

Prof. Duane J. Gubler, Sc.D., M.S.

He is Professor and Chair, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i. He serves as Director, Asia-Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and Director of the Program on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke University-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School in Singapore.

Dr. Gubler is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and has spent his entire career working on tropical infectious diseases with an emphasis on dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever. He has extensive field experience in Asia, the Pacific, tropical America and Africa, and has published extensively in the area of dengue and other vector-borne infectious diseases. Dr Gubler served as Director of the Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 15 years, and as Chief of CDC’s Dengue Branch for 9 years.

He has served on numerous WHO committees and study groups, and currently serves as Chair, Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative Board of Counselors, on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Novartis Institute of Tropical Diseases, the Environmental Health Institute in Singapore, the Emerging Diseases in a Changing European Environment (EDEN) Program and others. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and is past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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