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Galit Alter, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Galit Alter is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a group leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Alter’s work focuses on the development of systems biology tools to define the correlates of immunity against infectious diseases that ravage the globe. To this end, Alter developed a novel, ever-evolving approach to probing humoral immunity that she termed “systems serology.” Alter uses this novel -omics…

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Sarah Fortune, MD

John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and Chair, Department of Immunolgy and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sarah Fortune is the John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the TB Research Program at the Ragon Institute of MGH, Harvard, and MIT. She received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Yale University and a medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians…

Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, MD, PhD

Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, M.D., Dr.P.H. a physician and epidemiologist, is the Director of the Pharmacoepidemiology Program and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her area of interest is drug safety evaluation from non-randomized data, with a special emphasis on the design, conduct, and analysis of studies in pregnant women and their infants. She has experience developing and applying methods to case-control surveillance, case-only, and ad…

Wouter Koudstaal, PhD

Senior Scientific Writer, Human Immunomics Initiative

Wouter Koudstaal, PhD, brings over 15 years of R&D experience in academic, biotech, and pharma settings having focused on the discovery and early (preclinical) development of vaccines and therapeutics in the fields of infectious diseases and neuroscience at Crucell, a Dutch biotech company, and Janssen. Moreover, Koudstaal conducted part of his research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) of Harvard Medical School in Boston and at Imperial College,…

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Michael Mina, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Core Faculty, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

Michael Mina, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a core member of the School’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD). He is additionally an assistant professor in immunology and infectious diseases at the Harvard Chan School and associate medical director in clinical microbiology (molecular diagnostics) in the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.…

Anita van den Biggelaar, PhD

Senior Scientist, Human Immunomics Initiative

Anita van den Biggelaar, PhD, is trained as an immunologist and epidemiologist and has always worked in the fields of immunoepidemiology (“applied immunology”), infectious diseases, and vaccinology. Her MSc (1996, with distinction) and PhD (2002, with distinction) were both in the field of immunoparasitology (helminths), involving field trials in Indonesia and Gabon (Central Africa). After a two-year postdoc in the Netherlands, where she skilled her epidemiology and conducted field studies…

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Julia Wu, ScD

Principal Investigator, Human Immunomics Initiative; Research Scientist of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Julia W. Wu, ScD, is a Principal Investigator at the Human Immunomics Initiative (HII), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds an ScD degree in epidemiology, an MS in statistics, and an MS in molecular genetics. Wu’s research applies innovative epidemiological and statistical methods at the intersection of immunity, aging, and biomarkers, to generate evidence of biological aging and its systematic effect on lifespan, health-span, and aging-related diseases,…