The International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID) is happy to announce the appointment of Professor Shui-Shan Lee MD, FRCP (Glasg, Edin, Lond), FRCPA, FFPH as the new Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID), taking on the sole editorship from Professor Eskild Petersen as of August 1, 2022.
Professor Lee graduated from the Medical School of The University Hong Kong in 1982 and received his MD degree from the same university in 1995. After graduation he underwent training in internal medicine, developed keen interest in clinical immunology and thereafter HIV/AIDS. In 1991, he was appointed head of the newly established Department of Health Special Preventive Program for AIDS and viral hepatitis. In 2005, he joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor in Infectious Diseases and is currently staff member of the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging infectious Diseases. He is currently a fellow with professional institutions in internal medicine, pathology, and public health.
Professor Lee conducted teaching in clinical and public health HIV medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has developed courses in the infectious disease concentration of the University's MPH program, and in the general infectious diseases courses for undergraduates in medicine and other professions. He has, on different occasions, served as consultant to national and international organizations in the evaluation of HIV programs.
Professor Lee has been an Associate Editor of the IJID since 2017. We are excited to have Professor Lee continuing on to support the efforts of the IJID as the newly appointed Editor-in-Chief.
Professor Petersen of Aarhus University, Denmark, is the longest serving Editor-in-Chief of IJID, since its inception in 1996. He will be greatly missed for the calm, constructive and extremely effective manner in which he has conducted his editorship. IJID has undergone many challenges over the past decade - a change to Open Access publishing, huge increases in the number of submissions and the difficulties of the pandemic - all of which have been successfully navigated. Professor Petersen leaves with the journal having recorded its highest ever Impact Factor of 12.074, ranking it 13th out of 94 titles in the Infectious Diseases category of the Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2022).