UTHealth Expert List
Herbert DuPont, M.D.
- Director, Center for Infectious Diseases, UTHealth School of Public Health
- Mary W. Kelsey Chair in the Medical Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health
Herbert L. DuPont, M.D., has served as infectious disease epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and as president of both the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. DuPont is the author of over 650 scientific papers and 19 textbooks. He can discuss Ebola, influenza, travel medicine, disease outbreaks, intestinal infections and acute diarrhea, food-borne illnesses and norovirus as he was one of the researchers who discovered the virus.
Previous interview: http://go.uth.edu/KPRC_flu
Charles Ericsson, M.D.
- Dr. and Mrs. Carl V. Vartian Professor in Infectious Diseases and Head of Clinical Infectious Diseases, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Director of Travel Medicine Clinic, UT Physicians, part of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Medical staff member, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
Charles D. Ericsson, M.D., is an infectious disease and travel medicine specialist and has conducted clinical studies on traveler’s diarrhea in Guadalajara, Mexico. Ericsson can address food-borne diseases that plague some cruise ships, deep vein thrombosis that can afflict travelers on prolonged air flights and infectious diseases, such as Ebola, that are more common in other parts of the world. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Travel Medicine and past president of the International Society of Travel Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Previous interview: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/health&id=8377098
Susan Fisher-Hoch, M.D.
- Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus
Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, M.D., is one of the world's leading virologists. Fisher-Hoch is able to discuss the influenza virus, viral outbreaks, tropical medicine, diabetes, health disparities, medical virology and infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, typhoid and hemorrhagic fever.
Previous Interview: http://go.uth.edu/ABC_Ebola
Joseph McCormick, M.D.
- Regional Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus
- James H. Steele Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville Regional Campus
Joseph McCormick, M.D., is an infectious disease specialist and expert on viral hemorrhagic fevers, including Ebola, Lassa and Marburg. McCormick was involved in investigating the first-recorded Ebola outbreak in 1976. His experiences are chronicled in a book coauthored with his wife, Susan Fisher Hoch, M.D., titled “Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC.” He has intimate knowledge of West Africa and can provide his unique insights into the public health aspects of the current Ebola outbreak. He can also provide an interesting perspective on the designation of “emerging diseases.”
Luis Ostrosky, M.D.
- Professor, Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Associate Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
- Medical Director for Epidemiology, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
Luis Z. Ostrosky, M.D., specializes in infectious diseases, including Ebola, hospital epidemiology, infection control, and fungal infections. Ostrosky is available for interviews in English and Spanish.
Catherine Troisi, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor, Department of Management, Policy and Community Health, UTHealth School of Public Health
Catherine Troisi, Ph.D. is an infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in influenza, hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, human papillomavirus (HPV) and syphilis. She can also discuss infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola, immunizations and issues of public health practice in the community.
Previous interview: http://go.uth.edu/HMP_MERS