Jose L. Sanchez

The United States Army, USA

Doctor Sanchez, a native of Puerto Rico, obtained a Bachelor’s in Science (BS) and a Medical Doctorate (MD) degree from the UPR’s Medical School (1975, 1979) and joined the Army where he pursued post graduate training & research in epidemiology & public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health & at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) from 1979 to 1983. For the past 30 years he has dedicated his efforts to infectious disease epidemiology, outbreak investigation and applied biomedical research with vast experience in international settings such as Panama, Peru, Brazil, Thailand a & East/Central Africa. He has been involved in studies/investigations defining the epidemiology of acute diarrheal diseases, cholera, malaria, leptospirosis, hepatitis, HIV & other STIs as well as influenza and other respiratory infections. Dr. Sanchez now serves at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) as the Sexually-transmitted Infections (STI) Team Leader working with US military research laboratories in continental United States (CONUS) as well as overseas (OCONUS) providing support and oversight for emerging infectious disease surveillance projects by more than 30 DoD stakeholders since June of 2006. He has authored or co-authored over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and given over 300 oral/poster presentations dealing with infectious diseases, outbreak epidemiology and drug/vaccine intervention evaluations. He also serves as a consultant to the CDC’s Extramural Program, Special Emphasis Panels on Influenza Studies as well as to the CDC’s Board of Scientific Counselors, Career Epidemiology Field Officer (CEFO) Training Program.

Biography Updated on 1 April 2012

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