Primary Faculty Within the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program Area
All ranks of professors, scientists, and research associates can serve as an MSPH adviser. All ranks of professors can serve as doctoral student advisers, and all ranks of professors and scientists can serve as doctoral student co-advisers.
Professors, Assistant Professors and Associate Professors
Smisha Agarwal, PhD, MPH '09, MBA, studies how to improve maternal and newborn health in low-income settings by strengthening health systems and using technological solutions.
Robert Black, MD, MPH, is an epidemiologist who researches maternal and child health and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries to improve survival, health, and development.
Anna Durbin, MD, studies experimental vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, dengue, West Nile, Zika, malaria, and more in human clinical trials and in controlled human infection studies.
Christine Marie George, PhD, partners with communities to design and evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene programs to promote health equity and prevent infections globally.
Joanne Katz, ScD ’93, MS, is an epidemiologist with expertise in maternal, neonatal, and child health and extensive work experience in Nepal and other South Asian countries.
Alain Labrique, PhD '07, MHS '99, MS, is an infectious disease epidemiologist who leverages digital innovations to solve public health problems in resource-limited settings.
Melissa A. Marx, PhD ‘02, MPH ’98, evaluates maternal, child, and infectious disease programs, and has led response efforts for outbreaks including SARS, Ebola, and COVID-19.
Larry Moulton, PhD ’86, MS, is a biostatistician who uses his statistical expertise to design and analyze infectious disease studies in low- and middle-income countries.
David Sack, MD ’68, is working to eliminate cholera and other enteric infections as public health problems in Africa and Asia using targeted and effective vaccines.
Daniel Salmon, PhD ’03, MPH, is a vaccinologist who conducts epidemiological and behavioral studies to assess the safety of vaccines and improve vaccine decision-making.
Assistant, Associate and Senior Scientists
Victoria B. Chou, PhD '11, MS, applies research to develop powerful, evidence-based tools for global health advocacy, planning, and evaluation.
Matthew Z. Dudley, PhD ’18, MSPH ’14, uses research to improve public health communication and positively impact health behavior, particularly with regard to vaccination.
Daniel Erchick, PhD ’17, MPH ’12, conducts community-based epidemiologic research to evaluate low-cost interventions to improve the health of mothers and infants globally.
Elizabeth Hazel, MHS '07, PhD '19, is a global health researcher who evaluates programs and improves measurements of health for vulnerable women, babies, and children.
Maria Deloria Knoll, PhD ’00, is an epidemiologist who conducts policy-driven studies and evidence synthesis evaluating vaccine performace and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Abdoulaye Maïga, PhD, works on large scale evaluations of RMNCH&N interventions coverage and impact and quality of care for local, national and global accountability.
B. Aletta Nonyane, PhD, MSc, applies statistical design and analysis methods to investigate the effect of interventions for improving access to HIV and TB healthcare services.
Jamie Perin, PhD, MS, is a statistician who studies child health and child mortality to make novel discoveries so that children everywhere can be healthier.
Ashley Sheffel, DrPH ’19, MPH, uses research to improve maternal and child health and measurements of quality of care in low-resource settings.
Senior Research Associates and Research Associates
Madison Billingsley, MSPH '22, coordinates Controlled Human Infection Model (CHIM) studies for enteric pathogens, including Shigella and ETEC, at the Center for Immunization Research.
Erica N. Rosser, MHS ’08, evaluates global health programs and conducts research to inform equitable solutions that improve population health and wellbeing.
Shannon Seopaul, MPH ’15, is leading public health surveillance of infectious diseases in Maryland to inform public policy at the state and national levels.
Yvonne Tam, MHS ’10, uses modeling methods to assess health interventions' impact in reducing maternal, neonatal, and child mortality in low- and middle- income countries.
Hannah Tong, MSPH '20, researches nutrition interventions' impact on maternal, newborn, and child health at population-level in low- and middle- income countries.