Infectious and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Gillings researchers are hard at work to identify early signals of infectious diseases and their resistance to treatment so that we may track, treat, and contain their spread. We seek to protect the world’s population from outbreaks of old communicable diseases and emergence of new ones.

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Highlighted Leaders in the Field

Other Leaders in the Field

Alice Ammerman, DrPHMildred Kaufman Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Edward L. Baker Jr., MD, MPHAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Sylvia Becker-Dreps, MD, MPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Noel Brewer, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Myron Cohen, MDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Stephen R. Cole, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Molly De Marco, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Leah McCall Devlin, DDSProfessor of the PracticeDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Marisa Domino, PhDProfessor and Director, PhD ProgramDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Karine Dubé, DrPHAssistant ProfessorPublic Health Leadership Program
Andrew Edmonds, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Jessie K. Edwards, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Michael Emch, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Claudia S. Plaisted Fernandez, DrPHAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Edwin B. Fisher, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Bill Gentry, MPAAssociate Professor and Director of CPDM certificate programDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Yvonne Golightly, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Carol Golin, MDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Associate Dean for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Emily W. Gower, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Misa Graff, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Rachel Graham, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Lisa Gralinski, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Sherri Green, PhD, MSW, LCSWAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Sandra B. Greene, DrPHProfessor of the PracticeDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Abigail M. Hatcher, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPHProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Mark Holmes, PhDProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Michael Hudgens, PhDProfessor and Associate ChairDepartment of Biostatistics
Anastasia Ivanova, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Erin Kent, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Michael R. Kosorok, PhDW.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Lisa M. LaVange, PhDProfessor and ChairDepartment of Biostatistics
Feng-Chang Lin, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Danyu Lin, PhDDennis Gillings Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Laura Linnan, ScDSenior Associate Dean for Academic and Student AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
David M. Margolis, MDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Stephanie L. Martin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Gene W. Matthews, JDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhDCary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine and ChairDepartment of Nutrition
Kate Muessig, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Sonia Napravnik, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Kari North, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Leena Nylander-French, PhD, CIHProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Andrew Olshan, PhDBarbara Sorenson Hulka Distinguished Professor in Cancer EpidemiologyDepartment of Epidemiology
Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, MA, IBCLCAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Brian Wells Pence, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
George H. Pink, PhDHumana Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Kimberly Powers, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
David Richardson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPHAlumni Distinguished Professor and DeanDepartment of Health Behavior
Whitney R. Robinson, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Rosenberg, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Aaron Salzberg, PhDJennifer and Don Holzworth Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
S. Raza Shaikh, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate Chair for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Christopher M. Shea, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Timothy Sheahan, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Rebecca Slifkin, PhDProfessor and Associate ChairDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Jennifer S. Smith, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Mark D. Sobsey, PhDProfessor (Retired, Part-Time)Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Samir Soneji, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Emanuele SozziResearch AssociateDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Jill Stewart, PhDProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Til Stürmer, MD, MPH, PhDNancy A. Dreyer Distinguished Professor and ChairDepartment of Epidemiology
Sean Y. Sylvia, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Deborah Tate, PhDProfessorDepartments of Health Behavior and Nutrition
James Thomas, MPH, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Douglas W. Urland, MPADirector
Carmina G. Valle, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Anissa I. Vines, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
David Jay Weber, MDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Sharon Stucker Weir, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Daniel WestreichProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Stephanie B. Wheeler, PhD, MPHProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPHAdjunct Assistant ProfessorPublic Health Leadership Program
Donglin Zeng, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics

Highlighted Courses Related to Infectious and Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • EPID 600 – Principles of Epidemiology
  • EPID 696 – Problems in Epidemiology
  • EPID 710 – Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • EPID 751 – Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • EPID 753 – Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases at the Level of the Community
  • EPID 754 – Advanced Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • EPID 755 – Introduction to Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • EPID 756 – Control of Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
  • EPID 757 – Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries
  • EPID 894 – Infectious Disease Seminar
  • PUBH 420 – AIDS: Principles and Policy
  • PUBH 720 – The AIDS Course
  • PUBH 725 – The AIDS Course