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Infectious Diseases

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Dr Josie Athens (Preventive and Social Medicine)

Theoretical Biology; Tumour Immunology; Infectious Diseases; Complex Systems; Mathematical Models and Biostatistics
Work: 64 3 479 5138

Professor Michael Baker (Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington)

Public health; Epidemiology; Infectious diseases (e.g. emerging infectious diseases, pandemic influenza, meningococal disease); Food safety (e.g. Campylobacter); Travel health; Housing and health (e.g household crowding); Immunisation
Work: 64 4 918 6802 | Mobile: 64 21 355 056

Dr Cheryl Brunton (Population Health, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Hepatitis C - epidemiology and prevention; Communicable disease epidemiology; Environmental health
Work: 64 3 364 1777 or 64 3 364 3625

Professor Stephen Chambers (Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch)

AIDS/HIV; Antibiotics and Resistance; Bacterial Infections; Hepatitis C; Infectious Diseases; Microbiology
Work: 64 3 364 0590

Professor John Crump (Centre for International Health)

International health; Global health; Tropical diseases; Typhoid fever; Diarrheal diseases; Fever in the tropics; Invasive bacterial disease; Zoonoses; OneHealth; Laboratory services in developing countries; Medical microbiology; Infectious diseases; HIV; Ethics in global health training
Work: 64 3 479 9460 | Mobile: 64 21 0221 1425

Associate Professor Nigel Dickson (Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine)

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology
Work: 64 3 479 7211

Emeritus Professor J Frank T Griffin (Microbiology and Immunology)

Immunology; Infectious diseases; Microbiology; Mycobacterial diseases of ruminants (primary sector) and wildlife; Tuberculosis; Johne's disease; Stress and Immunocompetence; Heritable resistance to Infectious diseases
Work: 64 3 479 7799

Dr Joanna Kirman (Microbiology and Immunology)

Vaccine development; Infectious disease immunology; Tuberculosis; Bronchiolitis; Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Work: 64 3 479 7714

Professor Kurt Krause (Biochemistry, Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases)

Human infectious diseases; Antibiotics, antibiotic resistance; Structural biology; Protein chemistry; Bioluminescence; Protein crystallography
Work: 64 3 479 7864

Associate Professor Alexander McLellan (Microbiology and Immunology)

Infection and immunity; Vaccines; Cancer and thrombosis
Work: 64 3 479 7728

Professor David Murdoch (Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Human infections; High altitude medicine
Work: 64 3 364 0590

Emeritus Professor Charlotte Paul (Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine)

HIV / AIDS epidemiology; Women's Cancers; Contraception and contraceptive safety; Public Health/epidemiology; Screening; Research ethics

Dr James Ussher (Microbiology and Immunology)

Clinical microbiology/Infectious diseases; Innate immunity to bacterial infection; MAIT cells; Antimicrobial resistance
Work: 64 3 479 5942

Professor Nick Wilson (Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington)

Tobacco smoking epidemiology and control,; Use of economic instruments to promote public health (eg, tobacco taxation); Communicable disease control (especially immunisation and surveillance); Pandemic influenza; Health and global climate change
Work: 64 4 918 6469 | Mobile: 64 21 2045 523

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