"Improving the health status of underserved populations through sustainable and comprehensive research, service and educational initiatives related to infectious diseases."

 MEMBERSHIP

Faculty
Mario Grijalva, Ph.D.
Irvine Hall 353
740-593-2192
grijalva@ohio.edu
Director of TDI
Professor Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Epidemiology of Tropical Diseases
Department of Biomedical Sciences, OUHCOM
 

Tania B. Basta, Ph.D., MPH, CHES

Grover Center W359

740-593-4681

basta@ohio.edu

Associate Professor, Department of Social and Public Health, and

Associate Director, Appalachian Rural Health Institute, CHSP.
Community Health Education, Community-Engaged research, and HIV/AIDS research

Ronan K. Carroll, Ph.D.
740-593-2201
carrolr3@ohio.edu
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Biological Sciences Department
Molecular aspects of bacterial pathogenesis; regulation virulence gene expression;  methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
Joan V. Cunningham, Ph.D.
060 Irvine Add
740-593-9482
cunninj1@ohiou.edu
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Biological Sciences Department
David S. Drozek, D.O.
Grosvenor Hall
740-593-2500
Drozek@oucom.ohiou.edu

Assistant Professor of Surgery Department of Specialty Medicine, OUHCOM

David C. Eland, D.O., FAAO
249 Grosvenor Hall
740-593-4787
eland@ohio.edu
Professor & Chair
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department
Karen Greiner, Ph.D.

Athens, OH 45701

740-331-2107

greiner@ohio.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor,

Communication and Development MA Program, School of Media Arts and Studies.
Communication for development and social change.

Michel E. Hess, Ph.D.
313E McCraken
740 597 3368
hessm@ohio.edu
Lecturer, Department of Educational Studies, Patton College of Education
Studies Social Foundations of Rural Education, qualitative research, place-based and experiential education, service learning.
Tarig B. Higazi, Ph.D.
Elson 249, 1425 Newark Rd
Zanesville OH 43701
740-588-1533
higazi@ohio.edu
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, OU - Zanesville
Biology of pathogenic eukaryotes and infectious agents with emphasis on parasitic nematodes

Gillian Ice, Ph.D.
309 Grosvenor Hall
740-593-2128

ice@ohio.edu

Associate Professor
Social Medicine
Biological Anthropology and Gerontology, Department of Social Medicine, OUHCOM
Calvin James, PhD
Irvine Hall 422
740-593-2355
jamesca@ohio.edu
Associate Professor Virology
Biomedical Sciences, OUHCOM
Brad D. Jokisch, Ph.D
Clippinger Hall 113/RTEC 307G
740-593-1143
jokisch@ohio.edu
Cultural/Political Ecology, Migration, Andes, Agriculture.
Geography Department
Winfried Just, Ph.D.
315C Morton Hall
740-593-1260
mathjust@gmail.com
Professor of Mathematics. Applications of mathematics to biological problems, including various types of dynamical systems models (continuous, discrete, deterministic, stochastic).
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Caroline Kingori, Ph.D., MPH

Grover Center W347

740-593-4680

kingori@ohio.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Social and Public Health
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Katy Kropf
351 Grosvenor Hall
740-597-3231
Kropf@exchange.oucom.ohiou.edu
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
International medicine, OUHCOM
Michele Morrone, Ph.D., R.S
E 342 Grover Center/Building 22, The Ridges
740-593-9526/740-593-9549
Director, Environmental Studies
Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, CHHS
Erin Murphy, Ph.D.
Life Sciences 135
740-597-3061
murphy@oucom.ohiou.edu
Molecular Biology, Pathogenic Bacteriology.
Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, OUHCOM
Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D
Irvine 209
740-593-2110
oconnorp@ohio.edu
Anatomical Sciences
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, OUHCOM
William Romoser, PhD
Irvine Hall 338
740-593-2372
romoserw@ohio.edu
Professor Emeritus
Arbovirology and Medical Entomology
Department of Biomedical Sciences, OUHCOM

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Sharon L. Reynolds, EdD

Irvine Hall 340

740-593-2257

Reynols1@ohio.edu

Educational Specialist, Office of Rural and Underserved Programs
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, OUHCOM
Adjunct Faculty Member, Patton College of Education
Ed Rowland, PhD
Irvine Hall 332
740-593-2375
rowland@ohio.edu
Associate Professor of Immuno-Parasitology of Tropical Diseases
Department of Biomedical Sciences, OUHCOM
Nancy Stevens, Ph.D.
Irvine Hall 223A
740-597-2785
stevensn@ohio.edu
Anthropology
Department of Biomedical Sciences, OUHCOM
 
Eric Williams M.F.A.
RTVC 261
(740)597-1934
Eric.Williams.2@ohio.edu
Associate Profesor. Scriptwriting, Production and International Projects, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Studies, Scripts College of Communications
Adjunct Faculty Members

Jaime A. Costales, Ph.D.
Center for Infectious Disease Research, Catholic University of Ecuador
+593 2 299 1700 x1856
jacostalesc@puce.edu.ec

Assistant Professor
Immunology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology

Manuel F. Lluberas MS, IDHA

4863 Ashley Manor Way W.   

Jacksonville, Fl 32225
(904) 998.8124
lluberas@bellsouth.net
Development, design and implementation of integrated vector control training and interventions aimed at reducing the incidence of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases and Chagas disease.
Sofia Ocaña-Mayorga, Ph.D.
Center for Infectious Disease Research, Catholic University of Ecuador
+593 2 299 1700 x1856
Assistant Professor-Post doctoral Fellow
Trypanosoma cruzi and malaria  molecular epidemiology.
Marco V. Neira Oviedo Marco V. Neira O., Ph.D. M.A.
Center for Infectious Disease Research, Catholic University of Ecuador
+593 2 299 1700 x1856
Associate Professor-Post doctoral Fellow. Medical Entomology. Dengue transmission dynamics.
Gary Snyder, M.S.
603-650-1200
Gary.Snyder@dartmouth.edu

Associate Vice President
Health Affairs Communications and Marketing
Assistant Dean, Advancement
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Fabián Saenz, Ph.D.
Center for Infectious Disease Research, Catholic University of Ecuador
+593 2 299 1700 x1856
Assistant Professor-Post doctoral Fellow
Plasmodium spp
. drug resistance.
Dr. Anita Villacís
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Medical Entomologist
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador

Graduate Students

Carolína Sempértegui. M.A.
Burson House
740-
594-9744
mn345993@ohiou.edu
Graduate Student, Molecular and Cell Biology Program, Biological Sciences Department
Staff in Ecuador
Mst. Cesar Yumiseva
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Center Technician
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Esteban Baus, B.S.
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Projects Coordinator
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Rosa Chiriboga, T.M., MPH
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Supervisor, Blood Bank Projects
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Lcda. Carolina Crespo Proaño
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Center Technician
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Mst. Gabriela Cueva
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Research Technician
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
  Johanna Pavon
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Administrative Assistant
Alumni
Carolína Sempértegui. M.A.
Burson House
740-
594-9744
mn345993@ohiou.edu
Graduate Student, Molecular and Cell Biology Program, Biological Sciences Department
Alejandra Zurita
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Undergraduate Thesis Student
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Jocelyn García
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador

 
Undergraduate Thesis Student
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Mauricio Lascano
317 Irvine Hall
mlascano@yahoo.com
Graduate Assistant, Biological Sciences Department
Immunology,  entomology, epidemiology
Marco V. Neira O., Ph.D. M.A.
mneira@whitney.ufl.edu
Post doctoral Fellow
University of Florida
Arbovirology and Medical Entomology;
Maria Victoria Súarez
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Undergraduate Thesis Student
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Sofia Ocaña-Mayorga, Ph.D.
Center for Infectious Disease Research, Catholic University of Ecuador
+593 2 299 1700 x1856
Assistant Professor-Post doctoral Fellow
Trypanosoma cruzi and malaria  molecular epidemiology.
Lotty Birnberg
106 Ed. Química
PUCE - Quito, Ecuador
Undergraduate Thesis Student
Infectious Disease Research Center
Quito, Ecuador
Diana Riner
dianariner@hotmail.com
PhD. Candidate,
Uniform Services University
Immunology,  Molecular Biology, Epidemiology
Miguel Pinto
caluromys@hotmail.com
Mastozoologist,
Texas Tech University
Quito, Ecuador
Charles Hart, MA, CIH, CSP, RS, RBP
Grover Center E323
740-707-6420
hartc@ohio.edu
Graduate Student, Biological Sciences Department; Adjunct Faculty
Ohio University, School of Health Sciences. Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety; West Nile Virus, Geographical Information Systems
Jaime Costales
jacostalesc@puce.edu.ec
Assistant Professor
Center for Infectious Disease Research
Catholic University of Ecuador
Immunology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology
Luis Renato Leon V, Ph.D.
Irvine Hall 340
740-593-2374
Renatol@mail.usfq.edu.ec
Profesor Titular,
Universidad San Francisco
Quito, Ecuador
Arbovirology and Medical Entomology;
Rodrigo Paredes. M.Sc.
raparedes_ec@yahoo.com
Graduate Assistant
International Development
Francisco Palomeque B.Sc.
 
Medical Entomologist
Emory University
 
Ohio University
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Irvine Hall, Athens, Ohio 45701
740-593-2530 740-597-2778 fax
 

Last updated: 09/25/2014

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