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  • Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD

    Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD

    Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics

    Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD, is professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, completed her residency at Boston City Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Boston, and completed a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Boston City Hospital. Dr Barnett is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease, and holds special interest in immigrant and refugee health, travel medicine, and immunizations.
  • Lin Hwei Chen, MD

    Lin Hwei Chen, MD

    Lin Hwei Chen, MD

    Director, Travel Medicine Center

    Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, is the director of the Travel Medicine Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), serves on the Professional Education and Training Committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), and is an associate chair of the Scientific Program Committee for CISTM15 in Barcelona, Spain. Dr Chen is a member of the ASTMH’s Certificate Examination Committee and has contributed to the Journal of Travel Medicine, Current Infectious Disease Reports and Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, as well as the book Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide.
  • Joanne Cono, MD, ScM

    Joanne Cono, MD, ScM

    Joanne Cono, MD, ScM

    Director, Office of Science Quality

    Joanne Cono is the Director of CDC’s Office of Science Quality. A board-certified pediatrician trained at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Cono completed a Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has practiced pediatrics in the New York City homeless shelter system and at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. She has a Master of Science degree in Vaccine Science and International Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, was a fellow in public health genetics at CDC, and a visiting faculty member at the University of Tartu in Estonia, teaching Epidemiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Cono joined CDC in 2000 as a medical epidemiologist in the National Immunization Program where she worked on childhood vaccine-preventable diseases and as an Associate Director for Science. She also has been an Associate Director for Science and Senior Medical Officer in the CDC Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, as well as in the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program of the National Center for Infectious Diseases where she was a lead for CDC’s smallpox vaccination and preparedness, as well as other bioterrorism preparedness activities. She was the lead of the Clinician Communications Team in CDC’s Emergency Communications System (ECS), developing emergency clinical guidance for medical and health professionals across the nation. More recently, Dr. Cono served as Senior Advisor for Global Health and as Senior Advisor for Science to the Director of CDC’s former Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases, and as Senior Advisor for Science Integration to the Director of the current Office of Infectious Diseases. She has participated in numerous CDC public health emergency responses and led the Epidemiologic Response Team during the U.S. monkeypox outbreak response of 2003, and was Chief Health Officer in CDC’s emergency response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Her areas of interest are emerging infectious diseases, emergency response, global health, and immunization.
  • Paul E. Sax, MD

    Paul E. Sax, MD

    Paul E. Sax, MD

    Professor of Medicine

    Paul E. Sax, MD, is clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the HIV Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. His ongoing areas of research include clinical trials of antiretroviral therapies, cost-effectiveness of management strategies for HIV, and toxicity of antiretroviral therapy. Dr Sax is presently the principal investigator at the BWH AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, a member of the Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) Research Group, and editor-in-chief of Open Forum Infectious Diseases. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School, completed an internal medicine residency at BWH, and an infectious diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.
  • John T. Brooks, MD

    John T. Brooks, MD

    John T. Brooks, MD

    Medical Epidemiologist, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

    John T. Brooks, MD is a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. He leads the Epidemiology Research Team in the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention that sponsors the HIV Outpatient Study which, since 1993, tracks the health of individuals living with HIV infection to improve prevention and treatment services. Dr Brooks is a nationally known expert in HIV-related opportunistic infections, complications of long-term survival and aging with HIV, and the use HIV medicines to prevent HIV transmission. He serves on numerous national HIV guidelines committees and has authored or coauthored over 140 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Linda Spooner, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, FASHP

    Linda Spooner, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, FASHP

    Linda Spooner, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, FASHP

    Professor of Pharmacy Practice

    Linda Spooner, PharmD, RPh, BCPS, FASHP, is professor of pharmacy practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) School of Pharmacy-Worcester/Manchester and a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. She conducts research in HIV pharmacotherapy, including assessment of medication errors with antiretroviral therapy in hospitalized patients, and spearheads initiatives to facilitate safe and appropriate use of antiretroviral therapy within the hospital setting. Dr Spooner is a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, is published in peer-reviewed journals, writes textbook chapters on antiretroviral therapy, and provides continuing education sessions for pharmacists.