Leptospirosis Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (LERG)

Leptospirosis Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (LERG)

LERG members were selected by the Director-General of WHO to cover a broad skill set to assess Leptospirosis epidemiology as well as to observe geographical and gender balance.

The members of LERG are:

Dr Gholamreza Abdollahpour
Associate Professor, Leptospira Research Laboratory, University of Tehran, Iran

Dr Colette Diguimbaye
Laboratoire de Recherches Vétérinaires et Zootechniques de Farcha, N’djamena, Chad

Dr Rudy Hartskeerl
Research coordinator of Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Biomedical Research and Head of WHO/FAO/OIE Leptospirosis Reference Centre, The Netherlands

Dr Albert Ko
Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health, United States of America

Dr Arthur Reingold
Professor of Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, United States of America

Dr Yupin Suputtamongkol
Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Dr P. Vijayachari
Assistant Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnosis, Research, Reference and Training in Leptospirosis, India

Dr Joseph Vinetz
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, United States of America

Dr Paul Yip
Professor and Director, Social Work and Social Administration department, The University of Hong Kong, China

Dr Jakob Zinsstag
Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the Faculty of Science of the University of Basel and Project Coordinator at the Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland