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Joel Breman

Joel G. Breman, M.D., D.T.P.H., was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC); and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and in epidemiology. Dr. Breman was advisor to the Guinean Smallpox Eradication-Measles Control Program from 1967-1969. From 1972-1976, he was responsible for disease surveillance and vaccine research with the Organization for Coordination and Cooperation in the Control of the Major Endemic Diseases in Burkina Faso. In 1976, in the DRC, Dr. Breman investigated the first outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. He was in the Smallpox Eradication Unit, WHO from 1977-1980. In 1980, Dr. Breman returned to the CDC and began work on malaria. Dr. Breman joined the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health in 1995. He has been Deputy Director of the Division of International Training and Research, director of several infectious diseases and research and training programs, and Senior Scientific Advisor. Dr. Breman has authored over 100 publications focused on infectious diseases and research capacity strengthening in developing countries. He was on the editorial board of a 1999 JID supplement on Ebola virus; is co-managing editor of the Disease Control Priorities Project; and the lead editor of 3 supplements on malaria to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2001, 2004, 2007).

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