Clinical and Research Faculty

ID Clinical and Research Faculty

Faculty members with diverse clinical and research backgrounds contribute to the UVA Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health.

Choose a faculty member to view his or her research profile. Links go to the UVA School of Medicine Research Faculty Directory; use back button to return to the ID division website.

The Division’s distinguished emeritus faculty¬†members are listed at the bottom of this page.


Mayuresh Abhyankar

Abhyankar, Mayuresh M

Amebiasis vaccine development; biomarkers of Clostridium difficile disease severity

Christopher Arnold

Arnold, Christopher J

Endocarditis, Blood stream infections

Matthew Crawford

Crawford, Matthew A.

Mechanisms of antimicrobial action and microbial strategies of resistance.

Rebecca Dillingham

Dillingham, Rebecca Anne

Mobile technologies to improve adherence to HIV medications in rural populations

Gerald Donowitz

Donowitz, Gerald R.

White cell interactions with bacteria

Joshua Eby

Eby, Joshua C.

Pathogenesis of Bordetella pertussis infection. Interaction of bacterial protein toxins with host target cells. Clinical diagnostics for adult and pediatric pertussis.

Carol Gilchrist

Gilchrist, Carol

My long-term goal is to identify the genetic program required to cause amebic colitis. My studies have focused on defining factors that control virulence and the outcome of infection.

Richard Guerrant

Guerrant, Richard L.

Recognition, diagnosis, pathogenesis, impact, treatment and prevention of enteric infections; global health and tropical infectious diseases

Heather Hall

Hall, Heather Cox

Antimicrobial stewardship; therapy and outcomes related to infection with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Scott Heysell

Heysell, Scott Kirkland

Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); pharmacokinetics; clinical application of diagnostics for TB; clinical trials to optimize TB treatment Email Address: skh8r@virginia.edu

Eric Houpt

Houpt, Eric Robert

Molecular diagnostics, Tuberculosis, Global Health

Molly Hughes

Hughes, Molly A.

Biodefense and emerging pathogens

Patrick Jackson

Jackson, Patrick E.

Infectious diseases

Janine Jagger

Jagger, Janine C.

Prevention of occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens; health care worker safety, medical device safety in developing countries.

Glynis Kolling

Kolling, Glynis L.

Metabolism in microbial communities

Jie Liu

Liu, Jie

Molecular diagnostics and epidemiology

Barbara Mann

Mann, Barbara J.

Pathogenicity of Francisella tularensis and vaccines

Chelsea Marie

Marie, Chelsea

Human intestinal parasitology

Amy Mathers

Mathers, Amy J.

Molecular epidemiology of multidrug resistant gram negative bacilli, laboratory detection of gram negative antibiotic resistance, prevention of acquisition of resistant bacterial pathogens and treatment of multi-drug resistant gram negative bacteria.

Joann McDermid

McDermid, Joann M.

Nutrition and major global infectious diseases; HIV/AIDS; tuberculosis and other respiratory infections; Cryptosporidium and other enteric infections

Kathleen McManus

McManus, Kathleen

Optimization of HIV Healthcare Delivery and HIV Outcomes

Shannon Moonah

Moonah, Shannon N.

Host-pathogen interactions; molecular parasitology; mucosal inflammation; immunopathology

Christopher Moore

Moore, Christopher C.

Sepsis pathophysiology with particular interest in the role of the innate immune system; sepsis pathophysiology, management, and outcomes of HIV infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa.

Carlene Muto

Muto, Carlene A.

Infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology

William Petri

Petri, William A.

Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of parasitic infection

James Platts-Mills

Platts-Mills, James A

Enteric diseases, molecular diagnostics and infectious disease epidemiology.

Girija Ramakrishnan

Ramakrishnan, Girija

Iron-uptake mechanisms and Virulence Factors of Francisella tularensis; Microbial Pathogenesis

W. Scheld

Scheld, W. Michael

Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, sepsis/septic shock, adenosine receptors, inflammation, innate immunity, anthrax, vaccines

Costi Sifri

Sifri, Costi D.

Hospital epidemiology, immunocompromised infectious diseases, molecular pathogenesis and epidemiology, innate immunity

Mami Taniuchi

Taniuchi, Mami

Polio eradication; tracking immunity and virus shedding after oral polio vaccination in resource-challenged countries.

Tania Thomas

Thomas, Tania A

Malnutrition and tuberculosis in children in Bangladesh

Gregory Townsend

Townsend, Gregory C.

Sepsis and meningitis

Cirle Warren

Warren, Cirle A.

Recognition, pathogenesis, impact, and control of enteric infections.

Brian Wispelwey

Wispelwey, Brian

AIDS, Immunocompromised host, CNS infections

Wen Yuan

Yuan, Wen

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

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Gwaltney, Jack M.

Pathogenesis and treatment of viral upper respiratory infections

Frederick Hayden

Hayden, Frederick G.

Antiviral agents for the prevention and treatment of respiratory viral infections

Erik Hewlett

Hewlett, Erik L.

Structure and Function of Bacterial Toxins: Roles in Microbial Pathogenesis and Uses in Biomedical Research

Paul Hoffman

Hoffman, Paul S.

Molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis

Gerald Mandell

Mandell, Gerald L.

Biology of phagocytic cells with emphasis on neutrophils and microbial interactions.

Richard Pearson

Pearson, Richard D.

Leishmaniasis, immunoparasitology

Michael Rein

Rein, Michael F.

Sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases