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Topic: Disease transmission

Arnold S. Monto Arnold S. Monto, MD

Professor of Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 764-5453 E-mail:
Faculty Profile

  • can discuss transmission, prevention, mitigation and social response to outbreaks and pandemic planning.
  • Has served on an advisory board to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and consults each year on the design of the annual influenza vaccine.
  • Specializes in respiratory and enteric viruses and infectious diseases in developing countries. A leader in vaccine testing, he argues that vaccinating children as well as the elderly for the flu has a significant impact on controlling epidemics.
  • Can speak about antiviral flu treatments. Frequently consulted during the SARS outbreak in 2003.
  • An expert on Coronaviruses, he can speak about MERS. He has been a consultant to the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.

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SPH Faculty Experts for Disease transmission

Joseph N.S. EisenbergJoseph N.S. Eisenberg, Ph.D. M.P.H.

Professor and Chair in Epidemiology
Phone: 734-615-1625 E-mail:

  • Can discuss infectious diseases, especially waterborne/vectorborne diseases, microbial risk assessment, environmental determinants of infectious disease     MORE

Betsy FoxmanBetsy Foxman, PhD

Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 764-5487 E-mail:

  • Specializes in the molecular epidemiology of infectious disease, particularly infectious agents causing urinary tract infection (including E. coli), otitis media, lactation mastitis (breastfeeding infections), and vaginitis.     MORE

James KoopmanJames Koopman, MD, MPH

Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: 734 763 5629 E-mail:

  • Concerned with all aspects of infectious diseases, but especially the control of infection spread in populations, newly emerging infections like SARS, and vaccines.      MORE

Arnold S. MontoArnold S. Monto, MD

Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 764-5453 E-mail:

  • can discuss transmission, prevention, mitigation and social response to outbreaks and pandemic planning.     MORE

Mark L. WilsonMark L. Wilson, ScM, ScD

Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 936-0152 E-mail:

  • can discuss disease transmission, global patterns of disease and relationship to human activity.     MORE