1322. The International Traveler as Sentinel for Emerging Infections Including Medical Tourism
Session: Symposium: Emerging Issues in Travel Medicine
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 1:45 PM
Room: 104ABC

Mary E. Wilson, MD, FIDSA, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Mary E. Wilson is Associate Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her academic interests include the ecology of infections and emergence of microbial threats, travel medicine, tuberculosis, and vaccines. She has served on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Academic Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, and on four committees for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, including the Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century (report released March 2003). She has worked in Haiti at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital and leads the Harvard-Brazil Collaborative Course, taught in Brazil. She has lectured and published widely, serves on several editorial boards, and is an associate editor for Journal Watch Infectious Diseases. She is author of A World Guide to Infections: Diseases, Distribution, Diagnosis, and senior editor, with Richard Levins and Andrew Spielman, of Disease in Evolution: Global Changes and Emergence of Infectious Diseases. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the ICDDR,B (the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh).

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