Richard Littleton Guerrant

UVa Center for Global Health, Division of Infectious Disease and International Health, USA

Richard Littleton Guerrant has worked in the Congo, Bangladesh, and Brazil and has obtained his B.S. degree from Davidson College, Davidson, NC, USA, his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, and his residency in medicine from the Harvard Medical Service/Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. He has held fellowships in infectious diseases at NIH, Johns Hopkins, and UVa. Dr. Guerrant edits the major textbook on Tropical Infectious Diseases, among 5 other books, and is author of over 500 scientific articles and reviews. His work is focused on the recognition, diagnosis, pathogenesis, impact, and treatment of enteric infections. With colleagues in Brazil, Guerrant’s research documents the effects of and potential solutions for diarrhea and enteric parasitic infections on the long-term physical and cognitive development in malnourished children. As past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and recipient of its Walter Reed Medal, Guerrant is an outspoken voice for the urgency of global health. He launched one of the first Trans-University Centers for Global Health at UVa and is recipient of the University’s Thomas Jefferson Award and the Mentor Award of IDSA, and last year, he was honored as Outstanding Scientist of Virginia by the Governor. Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Guerrant currently chairs its Board on Global Health.

Biography Updated on 31 December 2012

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