Kenrad E. Nelson, MD

Professor of Epidemiology, International Health and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Nelson is currently Professor of Epidemiology, International Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions in Baltimore, USA. He received an MD from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, USA. Then he was a Resident in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. After this training he spent 2 years in the EIS Program at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia. He then joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in Chicago. For the past 30 years he has been on the Faculty at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. He has lived for 2 years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where he was a Visiting Professor of Public Health and Medicine in 1973-1975.

His research is focused on the Epidemiology, Prevention of Treatment of Infectious Diseases. His special interest is in HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and other Infectious Diseases. During the last 25 year at Johns Hopkins he has been the Academic Advisor and Mentor to 31 Doctoral Students. He has active research projects currently in Thailand, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh and the Republic of Georgia. He has been the author or co-author of 481 Scientific Papers and 3 books, including “Infectious Diseases Epidemiology: Theory and Practice”, a widely used text in courses in the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. He was awarded an Honorary Dr. PH degree from Chiang Mai University in Thailand in 1994 and is currently an Adjunct Guest Professor at Xiamen University in Xiamen, China.