Regina LaRocque is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical and research interests are in infectious diseases, enteric infections, and travel medicine. Dr. LaRocque received her MD from Duke University School of Medicine and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency training and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. LaRocque is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and of the International Society of Travel Medicine. She currently serves as Chief Medical Editor of the CDC Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel.
Edward T. Ryan, M.D. is the Director of Global Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Ryan received his Doctorate in Medicine from Harvard University. He completed medical residency training and fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan received additional training in tropical medicine and infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was a Fellow in Human Rights & Medicine at Columbia University and was an International Fellow at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR, B) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Ryan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Ryan’s research focuses on clinical studies of illnesses associated with residing in, immigrating from, or traveling through resource-limited settings. Dr. Ryan is a Senior Editor of Hunter’s Tropical Medicine, 9th Edition.
Dr. Hyle is an infectious disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Her research interests include using cost-effectiveness analysis to investigate policy-relevant questions for the clinical care of people with HIV, including point-of-care technologies, virologic resistance, and non-communicable diseases among people with HIV, in the US and resource-limited settings. Dr. Hyle also collaborates with the Global TravEpiNet Consortium to investigate the cost-effectiveness of pre-travel medicine.
Dr. Hyle earned her MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a DTMH from the Gorgas Institute in Lima, Peru and an MSc in Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Jason Harris is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and serves as Division Chief for Pediatric Global Health at Mass General for Children. He is a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical and research interests are in bacterial infections, enteric infections, and vaccines.
Dr. Harris received his MD from Duke University School of Medicine and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Harris is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.
Dr. Harris is a physician-investigator with a research program in the areas of host-pathogen interactions in Vibrio cholerae infection and cholera vaccines.
Damien Slater, PhD, is lab manager for the Global Enterics Laboratory at MGH. The lab is responsible for receiving, processing, and work-up of biological specimens for Global TravEpiNet clinical research studies.
Dr. Slater received his PhD in Genetics and Genomics from Boston University School of Medicine.
He has extensive experience in molecular diagnostics and instrumentation development. In addition to providing general support to the lab, Dr. Slater has been working on the development of real-time PCR based assays for enteric pathogen detection.
Dr. Sowmya Rao is a Biostatistician with over 25 years of experience in applying statistical techniques to the fields of epidemiology and health services research, and to topics within each of these, including measurement/surveillance of disease outcomes, disparities in health care, adoption of Electronic Health Records, impact of clinical tools, survey research, and global health.
Elizabeth Oliver, BSN, RN, is a research study nurse coordinating multiple GTEN associated studies. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Vermont. She has worked as a registered nurse in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and travel medicine. Her primary focus includes recruitment, enrollment, follow up, and participant retention in addition to administrative and regulatory management for clinical research studies.