New ISID Journal Editors 2023
Professor Moses John Bockarie is the Director of International Cooperation (Africa) and Head of Africa Office of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). He is also an adjunct Professor at Njala University, Bo, Sierra Leone and honorary Professor in the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Prof. Bockarie, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, is a specialist in the field of neglected tropical diseases and an internationally experienced researcher. He has worked in many countries in Africa, Europe and the Pacific region, and in the United States of America. He is the 2016 recipient of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Mackay Medal for outstanding work in tropical health. Professor Bockarie has served as Chair of the WHO/TDR Scientific Working Group for Vectors, Environment and Society and member of the WHO-AFRO Regional Programme Review Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases. He currently serves on WHO Regional Expert Advisory Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19. He was Director of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Professor of Tropical Health Sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom from 2008 to 2016.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Sierra Leone and a Masters and PhD in tropical health sciences from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Prof. Bockarie worked on various research programmes on malaria and other neglected diseases in Sierra Leone, before taking up an appointment at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, becoming Principal Research Fellow in Medical Entomology and Head of the Vector Borne Disease Unit in 1996. In 2005 he joined the Centre for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, USA as Visiting Professor, where he continued his research on neglected diseases until his appointment in Liverpool in 2008.
Delia Goletti is the Head of the Translational Research Unit at the National Institute for Infectious Diseases L. Spallanzani-IRCCS (INMI) in Rome, Italy. She has also clinical duties at the outpatient’s clinic for the Respiratory Infectious Diseases Unit of INMI.
Her current research interests are on the immune pathogenesis, immune diagnostic tests and host directed therapies for tuberculosis, echinococcosis and COVID-19.
Dr Tinsae Alemayehu is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and an associate professor of pediatrics from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is also the current vice president of the African society of pediatric infectious diseases. His research interests are in antimicrobial stewardship in childhood infections, congenital infections, and inborn errors of immunity. He has published more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journals as well as co-authored book chapters and management guidelines with local and international colleagues.
Muhammed Niyas is a Infectious Diseases Physician from Kerala, India. He is currently working as Consultant in Infectious Diseases at KIMSHEALTH, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. His areas of interest are clinical infectious diseases, tropical infections, and drug resistant gram negative infections. He was a co-investigator of the first Zika virus disease outbreak in Kerala. He was also selected as an 'Emerging Leader in International Infectious Diseases' by ISID in 2022.
Multilingual seasoned epidemiologist with over than 10 years’ experience in the field, manager of the Lebanese Clinical Trials (LBCTR) program, road safety expert, assessment officer, lecturer, and researcher in public health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Appointed an emerging leader of international infectious diseases by the International society for infectious diseases. Ph.D. in public health, option Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, at the University Of Bordeaux Segalen (ISPED). Specialist in epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health in Lebanon since 2012 with combined expertise in surveillance systems, outbreak investigation, emergency preparedness, early warning, clinical research, and rapid response to emerging and re-emerging diseases. Involved in operational research in the area of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, surveillance, vaccine-preventable diseases, injury prevention, occupational health, and mental health. Lecturer at the National Pedagogical Institute for Technical Education. Has several scientific publications in her areas of expertise and has first-authored over 15 research articles published in international, peer-reviewed journals.
Jennifer Bloodgood is a veterinary scientist with an interest in wildlife health and its intersection with domestic animal, human, and environmental health. She has both her BS and MS degrees in Wildlife Biology from Clemson University in South Carolina, USA. She completed her PhD in Integrative Conservation and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Georgia, USA. After working as the Research Veterinarian with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for 2.5 years, Dr. Bloodgood joined Cornell University and the New York Wildlife Health Program in 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Practice and Wildlife Veterinarian.
In 1996, Alessandra Scagliarinishe graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Bologna, and in 2000, she obtained a PhD in Epidemiology and Control of Zoonotic Diseases. In 1997, she was visiting researcher at the Moredun Research Institute, Edimburgh-Scotland, in 1999 and 2005 at the Virus Research Unit, Department of Microbiology, Otago University, Dunedin-New Zealand, in 2003 at the Rega-Instituut, Virologie en chemoterapie Unit, Leuven-Belgium and in 2004 Imperial College of London (training in epidemiology of Infectious Diseases).
Since 1998, she has been working as a researcher at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bologna. From 2010 to 2014, she served as associate professor, and from 2014 as a Full professor at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences of the University of Bologna. From May 2019 she moved to the Department of Specialist Medicine, Diagnostics and Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, now Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences University of Bologna. From 2000 she has held several teaching positions such as: Sustainable Development and One Health, Infectious Diseases, Global Health and zoonotic microbes (Medicine and Surgery), Prophylaxis and Veterinary Police, Virology, practical training in Communicable Diseases - Biosecurity and Prevention of Zoonoses (Veterinary Medicine Curriculum), Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Prophylaxis of Communicable Diseases, Gene Delivery and Biomolecular Methods Applied to Transmissible Diseases (Animal Biotechnology Curriculum).
She has been teaching in the context of life long training courses and post-graduate specialization. She served on international doctoral commissions at the College of Veterinary Medicine (Edimburgh, UK), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universiteit (Gent, Belgium), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Pretoria, South Africa). In 2009, she took part in the work of the Technical Table Technological Districts, Technological Platforms and Infrastructures at the Ministry of University and Research (MIUR) and 2013, she was a member of the Study Commission for access to the courses at programmed number of MIUR.
Since 2006, she has collaborated in the activities of the European Technological Platform on Global Animal Health (ETPGAH) and since 2007, she has been a member of the Promoting Committee of the national technology platform ITPGAH (Italian Technology Platform on Global Animal Health). Coordinator of several national research projects funded by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, Ministry of Health, Emilia Romagna Region and international projects funded by the EU.
Between 2008 and 2012, she took part in the Gap Analysis working group and was leader of the expert group on poxvirus infections of animals and humans within the European project (FP7) DISCONTOOLS. From 2012 to 2015, she coordinated the European project FP7 (research for the benefit of SMEs) POC4PETS and is currently the UNIBO scientific coordinator of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building initiative called ELEPHANT (Empowering universities' Learning and rEsearch caPacities in the oneHealth Approach for the maNagement of animals at the wildlife, livestock and human interface in SouTh Africa), coordinated by the University of Utrecht and involving six South African universities and several public and private associated partners. She is also involved in research projects related to One Health in collaboration with national and international research centers.
She is the author of over 150 publications in national and international journals and presentations at national and international conferences. Since February 2020 she joined the Board of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID). From 2015 to 2021 she was appointed Vice Rector for International Relations of the University of Bologna, in 2019 she served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the European Alliance UNAEUROPA and is part of the Self Steering Committee of the 1EUROPE Project funded under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in 2019. From January 2022, she is leading the UNA- One Health Self Steering Committee of the UNAEUROPA Alliance.