Stephen Marks, Dyann Wirth named AAAS Fellows

Professors Stephen Marks and Dyann Wirth of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Marks, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights in the Department of Global Health and Population, was recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of human rights and international health from the perspectives of law, politics, organization and international economics. Marks’ recent research has focused on the right to health, global health governance, integrating human rights into sustainable human development; mental health; poverty; tobacco control; and the right to development.

Wirth, Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, was recognized for her distinguished contributions to the field of molecular microbiology, particularly using molecular genetics and genomics to study the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. As faculty director of the Harvard Malaria Initiative at Harvard Chan School and Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe initiative at Harvard University, Wirth has created a unique malaria research and training network that brings together scientists from across disciplines. Additionally, Wirth is an institute member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

This year’s AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on November 29, 2019.

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