People

The Duke One Health Team

USA

Ben+website+cropped Benjamin Anderson, MPH, PhD, CPH
Ben has a PhD in Public Health concentrating in One Health, with research interests in emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, and viral respiratory pathogens. He has considerable laboratory experience, specifically in serology and molecular diagnostics, and has worked extensively in China performing bioaerosol studies in swine production facilities. Ben currently serves as the Duke One Health Team Research Coordinator and manages the Duke One Health Research Laboratory.
emily-bailey Emily Bailey, PhD
Emily has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests include infectious diseases, environmental microbiology, and emerging pathogens and their detection in water and air. She has considerable laboratory and laboratory management experience, specifically in the examination of water and wastewater and in the detection of pathogens by culture and molecular diagnostic techniques. Emily currently serves as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Duke One Health Team.
john-bartlett John A. Bartlett, MD
John A. Bartlett is Professor of Medicine, Global Health and Nursing at Duke University and Professor of Medicine at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College. He has extensive experience in leading NIH-funded awards focused on HIV/AIDS research over the past 25 years. Dr. Bartlett is Co-Director of the Duke University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), a Senior Fellow within the Duke University Health Inequalities Program, Associate Director for Research in the Duke Global Health Institute, a Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) investigator, and Co-Chair of the Duke University Africa Initiative. He can provide mentorship for trainees interested in One Health-related causes of fever in Tanzania and related complications.
Laura Borkenhagen Laura Borkenhagen
Laura is a student in Duke University’s Master of Science in Global Health program. She recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris where she pursued degrees in biology and anthropology. With One Health, Laura is eager to intersect her research interests in microbiology and her experience working with swine through the study of emerging zoonotic diseases.
Jennifer Callejas Jennifer Callejas
Jennifer is an undergraduate junior at Duke University. She is pursuing a double major in Environmental Science and Policy and Global Health, with concentrations in environmental health and the epidemiology of infectious disease. She is interested in studying the nexus between environmental and human health, particularly with regard to infectious disease and vector-borne illness. During her time at Duke, she has had the opportunity to participate on an environmental epidemiology research project studying the transmission of leishmaniasis in Peru and the effectiveness of insecticide-treated bed nets, as well as a community ecology project for the conservation of African Forest elephants.
Jennifer Callejas Jane Fieldhouse
Jane is working toward her Master of Science in Global Health at Duke University. She is interested in integrating medical anthropology and infectious diseases utilizing a One Health approach. She received her undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology from Hamilton College. Prior to studying at the Duke Global Health Institute, she worked in Dhaka, Bangladesh, examining the institutionalization of the One Health Agenda in collaboration with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin from 2011-2013.
GRAY.GREG.001 Gregory C. Gray, MD, MPH – Principle Investigator
Greg is a public health physician and infectious disease epidemiologist. He has extensive experience conducting population-based studies of respiratory infections and zoonotic diseases. He serves as a Professor at Duke University with 3 affiliations: the Division of Infectious Diseases in Duke University’s School of Medicine, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. He also serves as a Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore and at Duke Kunshan University in China.
Kennedy-Stoskopf, Suzanne_website Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, DVM, PhD
Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Veterinary Medicine with a joint appointment in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program and the Southeast Climate Science Center at NCSU. Her veterinary medical boards are in zoological medicine and her graduate training is in immunology and infectious diseases. Her research focus is in ecology of wildlife infectious diseases with particular emphasis in transmission at the wildlife, livestock, and human interfaces and the role that extreme weather events related to climate change contribute to interactions between people, wild animals, and domestic animals. For the past 5 years, she has been active in the North Carolina One Health Collaborative.
randy-kramer Randall Kramer, PhD
Randy Kramer is professor of environmental economics and global health in the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Deputy Director of the Duke Global Health Institute. Before coming to Duke in 1988, he was on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has held visiting positions at IUCN–The World Conservation Union, the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, and the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, World Health Organization and other international organizations. He was named Duke University’s Scholar Teacher of the Year in 2004. Kramer’s research is focused on the economics of ecosystem services and on global environmental health. He is currently leading an interdisciplinary team using decision analysis and implementation science to evaluate the health, social and environmental impacts of alternative malaria control strategies in East Africa.
Lantos_Pic_edit Paul Lantos, MD, MSGIS
Dr. Lantos is Medical Instructor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine in the Divisions of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, where he completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. Following his residency he completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital in 2007. Dr. Lantos has recently earned a Master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems at Johns Hopkins University. Since joining the Duke faculty in 2008 Dr. Lantos’ research has focused on the spatial and spatiotemporal epidemiology of infectious diseases. His active areas of research include Lyme disease, influenza, cytomegalovirus and health disparities. Dr. Lantos serves as co-chair of the IDSA-AAN-ACR Lyme Disease clinical practice guidelines.
Kerry Mallinson Kerry Mallinson
Kerry is a sophomore at Duke University double majoring in global health and biology. Her primary research interests include infectious diseases and global health disparities. On campus she is involved in Partners in Health Engage, Peer Tutoring, and Child Life Volunteering. She is serving on the Duke One Health Bass Connections project in Malaysia and is excited to study emerging respiratory viruses using a One Health approach.
charles-nunn Charles Nunn, PhD
Charles Nunn is a Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health at Duke University and Director of the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine. His research investigates the ecology and evolution of infectious disease, and the growing field of evolutionary medicine, which takes an evolutionary perspective to improve understanding of both infectious and non-infectious diseases. He conducts biological and global health fieldwork in Madagascar.
Sarah Philo Sarah Philo
Sarah is a student in Duke University’s Master of Science in Global Health program. She recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she studied biological sciences with a focus on infectious diseases and global health. As a student at Notre Dame, she conducted research on the environmental signals for bacterial motility in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Her current research interests focus on the epidemiology of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases.
Kellie Soafer Kellie Soafer
Kellie is a recent 2017 graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia where she earned her BA in biology along with a chemistry minor. As an undergraduate, Kellie conducted research on Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan parasite and etiologic agent of Chagas Disease. Her interests are in emerging zoonotic diseases and utilizing the One Health approach to deal with global health issues.
siddhartha-thakur Siddhartha Thakur, MVSc, PhD
Dr. Siddhartha Thakur is an Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. Dr. Thakur espouses the concepts of “One Health” and uses its principals to study the impact of interplay between animals, humans and their environment on the dissemination and persistence of antimicrobial resistant (AR) bacterial strains. He is the past-chair of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Pre Harvest Food Safety professional development group (PDG), and serves on the Journal of Food Protection management committee. He is the leader of the “Emerging, Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases” core at the Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research (CCMTR) at the CVM, NC State.
Rick Tsao Rick Tsao
Rick is a undergraduate freshman in the Trinity College of Arts and Science at Duke University. He is studying chemistry, global health, and computer science. Rick is passionate about health care, environmental health, and poverty alleviation. He has sent three research projects to the International Space Station, testing the effects of microgravity. In his free time, he participates in Project WILD (Wilderness Initiatives for Learning at Duke) and backpacks in Pisgah National Forest.
chris-woods3 Chris Woods, MD, MPH
Dr. Woods is the Co-Director of the Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health. He is an associate professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology at Duke University; an adjunct associate professor in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health; an adjunct associate professor in the Emerging Infections Program at the Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School. Clinically, he serves as Chief of Infectious Diseases and clinical microbiology, and hospital epidemiologist for the Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Woods is board-certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and medical microbiology. He currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies and the MSc for Global Health in the Duke Global Health Institute. Dr. Woods has a particular interest in development of medical microbiology capacity in the developing world and the epidemiology of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. His research focuses on the development of novel diagnostic approaches to infectious disease and the potential for interspecies transmission of pathogens.
 Myagmarsukh Yondon Myagmarsukh Yondon, MSc
Miga currently working at the Laboratory of Virology, in the Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Mongolia, as a researcher. He graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agrarian University of Havana, Cuba in 2009. He trained in molecular biology techniques and virology studies at the Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida in 2010 and Department of Veterinary Medicine, Nihon University, Japan in 2012. He completed him Master of Science degree in Equine influenza at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Life Sciences, Mongolia in 2016. His main research interests include respiratory diseases (animal influenza virus and MERs-CoV) and mosquito-borne diseases (blue tongue virus and west nile virus), etc.

MONGOLIA

Battsetseg Gonchigoo Battsetseg Gonchigoo, DVM, PhD, ScD (Vet)
Professor, Dr. G.Battsetseg is a head of the Laboratory of Arachno-entomology and Protozoology at the Institute of Veterinary Medicine in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her team works on the study vector-borne animal diseases, coccidian parasites, as well as some zoonotic parasitic diseases. She is a site principal investigator for the NIH D43 project in Mongolia.

TEAM 3 (2016-2018)

Uyanga Baasandavga Uyanga Baasandavga, MSPH
Uyanga Baasandavga has served as an Epidemiologist at the National Center for Zoonotic Diseases in Ulaanbaatar since 2004. She completed her Master of Science degree in Public Health at the Mongolian National University of Medical Science in 2011. She completed the Mongolian Field Epidemiology Training Program during 2010 to 2011. Her main research interests include tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases. She has previously worked as project manager for the study “Serological Surveillance ro Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Infection among Human in Mongolia” a cooperative work between the human and animal sectors.
Amber N. Barnes Amber N. Barnes, PhD
Amber earned her PhD in Environmental Health in 2016 at the University of Florida. Her dissertation work in Kisumu, Kenya explores the role of domestic animals in peri-urban communities and their association with household food and water contamination. Previously she served as a Florida Department of Health’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellow and a polio eradication consultant for STOP Team 37 in Sierra Leone. Her research interests are in zoonotic disease and the creation of One Health programs to support a healthier human-animal relationship.
Anu Davaasuren Anu Davaasuren, PhD
Dr. Anu Davaasuren has served as a medical parasitologist at the National Center for Communicable Diseases in Ulaanbaatar since 2009. She also worked as a bacteriologist in the hospital-based pneumococcal surveillance program among children under the age of 5 yrs in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Her main research interests include cestode zoonoses (taeniasis; echinococcosis), tick borne infections (babesiosis; rickettsiosis), water-borne parasites (cryptosporidiosis; giardiasis), etc. She wishes to widen her research experience in zoonotic diseases, particularly focusing on epidemiology, entomology, and veterinary medicine.

TEAM 4 (2017-2019)

Saranzaya Enebish Saranzaya Enebish
Sarah graduated from Health Sciences University of Mongolia in 2008. She has worked at the Center for Zoonotic Diseases in Selenge aimag, Mongolia as a epidemiologist since 2015. She is planning to specialize for public health, especially prevention and control on zoonotic diseases.
Collin McCabe Collin McCabe
Collin McCabe is a disease ecologist who earned his Ph.D. in Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University in May 2017. For his dissertation work, he established a longitudinal study of infectious disease risk and commensality among native rodent species and human populations transitioning from nomadic to sedentary lifeways across Laikipia, Kenya. His research interests lie in emerging zoonotic diseases and in predicting their threats via evolutionary, ecological, and behavioral data, as well as through mathematical and simulation modeling.
Batnasan Yondondorj Batnasan Yondondorj
Batnasan Yondondorj graduated with a Veterinary Degree from the University of Agriculture in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 2004. In 2016, he also acquired a masters degree in Veterinary Bacteriology. From 2005 to 2010 he worked as a clinical bacteriologist at the State Central Veterinary Laboratory in the Bacteriology and Parasitology Department. Currently Batnasan is working as a food bacteriologist in the food hygiene and residue testing department in the State Central Veterinary Laboratory. In 2013, Batnasan was granted the state senior diagnostician in the field of veterinary bacteriology.

ROMANIA

coman Dr. Alexandru Coman, MD, MSc, Epidemiologist
Dr. Coman is a researcher at Cluj School of Public Health, Babeș-Bolyai University Romania. He is also the director of One Health Center for Environmental and Occupational Research, Center for Health Policy and Public Health, at the same university. He received his MD from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Iuliu Hațieganu”, and his MSc from Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is a member of Romanian College of Physicians and also serves as an expert evaluator in the National Commission of Hospitals Accreditation.

SINGAPORE

Kristen Kristen K. Coleman
Kristen is a Ph.D. candidate interested in emerging and zoonotic respiratory viruses, with laboratory experience in microbiology, virology, and molecular diagnostics, and four years’ experience instructing undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. Her doctoral research focuses on measuring airborne influenza virus in the school environment, where she has volunteered a significant amount of her time educating schoolchildren on the importance of personal hygiene in relation to the spread of respiratory pathogens. In October 2016 she was invited to Duke University School of Medicine as a visiting scholar. In January 2017 she will join the Laboratory of One Health Research at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore where she will provide expertise in conducting bioaerosol research throughout Southeast Asia. After receiving her doctorate in May 2017, Kristen will be designated as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Program of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School.
Tham Thi Nguyen Tham Thi Nguyen, MPH
Tham earned her Masters of Public Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2014. She has 6 years of experience working as a research assistant at Oxford University’s Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam. Her research work has largely focused upon emerging viral infections. In February 2016 she joined the Laboratory of One Health Research at Duke NUS Medical School in Singapore as a research associate.
Su Yadana Su Yadana
Su earned her bachelor of science from Dickinson College, Pennsylvania in 2016. She is originally from Myanmar (Burma) and has been working in Duke-NUS medical school for one year before joining the Laboratory of One Health Research as a research assistant. Her research interest is public health epidemiology and she has previous experience working with flavivirus – particularly Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus.

CHINA

Hudson Taylor Hudson Taylor Berkhouse
Hudson Taylor grew up in West Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors of science in wildlife and fisheries. He is currently enrolled at Duke Kunshan University in Jiangsu Province, China where he is pursuing a masters of science in global health. He is primarily interested in cross-cultural aspects of global health as well as approaches which integrate human and livestock aspects of community health. It is for this reason that he would like to be involved with the One Health Program.
Mai-Juan Ma-edited Mai-Juan Ma, PhD
Dr. Ma is assistant professor and faculty of Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Academy of Military Medical Sciences. He got his PhD dgree in June 2012. He is currently working on influenza virus research, including surveillance, molecular epidemiology, and zoonotic transmission of influenza between species.
Shuo Su, PhD Shuo Su, PhD
Shuo Su is a Professor in the college of Veterinary Medicine at Nanjing Agricultural University. His research interest include epidemiology of acute respiratory infections, influenza virus, emerging infectious diseases, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, hepatitis E virus and porcine circovirus. He has been participating in the One Health Programs since 2014.
Mai-Juan Ma-edited Emma Wang
Emma received her Masters degree in Global Health from Duke University. She completed the One Health Training Program and received laboratory training at Duke University in the summer of 2016. Her research interests include assessing the zoonotic diseases or infectious diseases by applying the One Health framework and health economics. She currently works as a research assistant for the One Health lab at Duke Kunshan University in China.
Mai-Juan Ma-edited Dingmei Zhang, MD, PhD
Dr. Dingmei Zhang is an associate Professor of Faculty in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, SunYat-sen University. She received her MD and PhD degrees in Epidemiology and Statistics from Sun Yat-sen University in 2010. Dr. Zhang’s research interest is infectious disease epidemiology, including identification of infectious risk factors, exploring transmission routes and preventing infectious disease based on a One Health approach.

MALAYSIA

coman Teck-Hock Toh, MBBS, FRCPCH
Dr. Toh is a Pediatrician and the Head of Clinical Research Centre in Sibu Hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia, with many years of working experience in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Australia. He is also the Adjunct Professor for SEGi University Medical School as well as the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Regional Clinical Advisor in Health Promotion®, Vice President for the National Early Childhood Intervention Council, Member of the Sarawak State Council for Early Childhood Education and Development, National Assessor for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and Secretary of the Association for Children with Special Needs in Sibu. Besides scientific papers, he also published parent-teacher handbooks on ADHD and language development, as well as children reading/colouring books, and books on Chinese literary prose and short stories. He received the “Outstanding Young Malaysian Award” for the Category “Contribution to Children, World Peace or Human Rights”.

VIETNAM

coman Dr. Bui Nghia Vuong, DVM, PhD
Dr. Bui Nghia Vuong is the deputy head of the Virology Department in the National Institute of Veterinary Research. He is a DVM and received his PhD degree of Animal Hygiene and Food Safety in 2010. Dr. Vuong’s research interests are molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of avian influenza virus and other viruses.
coman Dr.Hung Nguyen-Viet, MSc PhD
He is currently the regional representative for East and Southeast Asia, senior scientist in food safety and Ecohealth at the International Livestock Institute (ILRI) based in Hanoi. He works on the link between health and agriculture, food safety, infectious and zoonotic diseases with an emphasis on the use of integrative approaches (One Health and Ecohealth).

PREVIOUS MEMBERS OF THE DUKE ONE HEALTH TEAM

Qianli Wang, PhD, 2016 (10 months)

Rafae Alam Rafae Alam, Duke Undergraduate Student, 2015-2017
Bekh-Ochir Baigalmaa Bekh-Ochir Baigalmaa, MD, virologist, Mongolia/USA, 2016 (3 months)
boldbaatar Boldbaatar Bazartseren, DVM, PhD, NIH D43 postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2014-16
Luke Caddell Luke Caddell, MS, 2016 (summer)
mai+portrait+cropped Maitsetseg Chuluunbaatar, MS, PhD, NIH D43 postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2015-17
Zimma+cropped Ulziimaa Daramragchaa, MPH, MD, NIH D43 postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2015-17
hiba Hiba Fatima, MSc, Duke Global Health Masters Student, 2015-17
christophe Christophe Hansen-Estruch, M.D., Duke-NUS Singapore, 2016 (10 months)
paul-hsieh Paul C. R. Hsieh, PhD, 2015-17
Derek+cropped Derek Johnson, MPH, PhD, NIH D43 Duke postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2015 (six months)
GregGray-4580 Anastasia Lambrou, Duke Undergraduate Student, Durham, NC, 2014-15
sukhbaatar-lkhagvatseren-edited Sukhbaatar Lkhagvatseren, DVM, PhD, NIH D43 postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2014-16
Jenae Logan Jenae Logan, MS, Durham, NC, 2016 (3 months)
Kristen Malinak Kristen Malinak, DVM student, Mongolia (one month)
Mengmeng Ma (Mary), MS, study coordinator, Singapore, 2014-16
roxanna-martines Roxana Martinez, Duke Undergraduate Student, Durham, NC, 2014-15
Tom Moore Tom Moore, MSc, Duke Global Health Masters Student, 2015-17
Pagbajabyn Nymadawa Pagbajabyn Nymadawa, MD, PhD, DSc(Med), Mongolia, 2013-16
sophie Sophia Papageorgiou, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Duke postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2014 (six months)
Maria Perez Maria Perez, Duke Undergraduate Student, 2016-2017
Mee Kian Poh, PhD, Singapore, 2015-16
Laura Pulscher Picture website Laura Pulscher, MSc, Duke Global Health Masters Student, 2015-17
tesha Logan Rooper, Duke Undergraduate Student, Durham, NC, 2015-16
Lexi Sack Lexi Sack, DVM, NIH D43 postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2015-17
Jennifer Stiles Jennifer Stiles, DVM and MPH student, 2016, Mongolia (one month)
Florence Tesha One Health website picture update Florence Tesha, Duke Undergraduate Student, Durham, NC, 2014-15
Mike+GregGray-4551 Michael Von Fricken, MPH, PhD, NIH D43 Duke postdoctoral fellow, Mongolia, 2015-16
Thara Veeramachaneni Thara Veeramachaneni, Duke Undergraduate Student, 2016-2017
Andrew Wang Andrew Wang, Duke undergraduate student, Durham, NC, 2016 (4 months)
Lifang Wang (Echo), PhD Lifang Wang (Echo), PhD, Durham, NC, 2016 (3 months)
Tai Xie Tai Xie, PhD, Durham, NC, 2016 – 17 (12 months)
Michele Yeo Michele Yeo, PhD, 2016 (two months)