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 Expert  727242

Expert in Public Health, Prevention of Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine


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Louisiana (LA)
USA
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Expert is presently a State Epidemiologist. He received an MD degree from the University of Paris, France, Medical School, specializing in tropical medicine, microbiology and immunology. Later he obtained a MS in Parasitology from LSU Medical Center, New Orleans and an MPH&TM from Tulane University and did a residency of preventive medicine (public health) in Texas. He is board certified in preventive medicine. Expert worked 38 years in public health, mostly in communicable disease control programs, in malaria and leprosy control in Vanuatu, leprosy control in Texas, tuberculosis and STD in Louisiana, tuberculosis in North Carolina, schistosomiasis in Cameroon, hospital infection control in Saudi Arabia. He has also taught infectious disease epidemiology at the University of South Florida School of Public Health in Tampa, Florida and presently at the Louisiana State University School of Public Health.
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disease outbreaks

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disease reservoirs

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endemic disease

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epidemiology

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infectious disease transmission

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public health

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public health epidemiology


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New Orleans, Louisiana;  Baton Rouge, Louisiana;  Kenner, Louisiana;  Gulfport, Mississippi;  and Biloxi, Mississippi.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   MPH&TM   Epidemiology, Tropical Medicine   Tulane U School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine  
1976   MS   Microbiology, parasitology   Louisiana State U Health Science Center  
1971   Dip Microbio & Immuno   Microbiology & Immunology   Institut Pasteur  
1970   Dip TM   Tropical Medicine   U Paris School of Medicine  
1968   MD   Medicine   U Paris School of Medicine  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Office of Public Health

 

State Epidemiologist

 

Direct the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section of the Louisiana Office of Public health responsible for infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation.

1999 to 1996

 

North Carolina Department of Health

 

Communicable Disease Epidemiology

 

Medical Director, TB Control Program

 

Direct the Tuberculosis Control Program of the State Department of Health, provide consultation to counties with no TB control physicians

1998 to 1999

 

College of Public Health, University of South Florida

 

Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,

 

Associate Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

 

Teaching and Research in infectious disease epidemiology

1992 to 1998

 

Saudi Aramco Medical Services, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

 

Preventive Medicine Services Division,

 

Senior Epidemiology Specialist

 

Direct the Epidemiology Services Unit with a staff of 24, including 1--surveillance and control of communicable diseases for a population of 300,000 throughout Saudi Arabia, 2--surveillance and control of hospital acquired infections for two large hospitals in the Eastern Province (compliant with JCAHO requirements) 3--inspection of infection control programs for 15 contracted hospitals throughout the country.

1990 to 1992

 

Expert's Firm

 

Office of Public Health

 

Public Health Medical Consultant (Environmental Epidemiology, Cancer Control)

 

direction to the Environmental Epidemiology and Cancer Control Section and provide consultation on the health effects resulting from environmental hazards to the Department of Environmental Quality and physicians throughout the State.

1985 to 1990

 

Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

 

Department of Tropical Medicine,

 

Chief, USAID-Tulane U. Schistosomiasis Research Project, Yaounde, Cameroon.

 

Supervise a team of 2 PhDs (Parasitology and Malacology) and an Administrator, provide consultation to the Cameroon Government Ministry of Health, to the Institute of Medical Research, supervise field research of Cameroonian PhD candidates, plan and implementthe National School Survey and the longitudinal studies in the research villages.

1980 to 1985

 

Expert's Firm

 

Office of Public Health

 

Chief, Sections of Venereal Disease, Tuberculosis, Environmental Epidemiology

 

The Chief of these Sections provided overall direction for these surveillance and control programs, supervising the Section staff and the administration of the programs, serving as a medical consultant to the staff and to physicians throughout the State.

1980 to 1980

 

Expert's Firm

 

Office of Public Health

 

Director, Jefferson Parish Health Unit,

 

Provide direction to the Jefferson Parish Health Unit (Staff 200), carry out infectious disease (TB, STD) clinics.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

American College of Preventive Medicine, American College of Epidemiology, Delta Omega Society, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Louisiana Public Health Association, Association for Professionals in Infection Control Jefferson Parish Medical Society, Louisiana State Medical Society (Public Health Committee), American Medical Association Royal Society of Tropical Medicine (Fellow)

Licenses/Certifications

License to practice medicine in Texas, 1978, in Louisiana, 1979, in Georgia 1997, and North Carolina 1998. Certification of specialization in public health by American Board of Preventive Medicine, 1978 Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine, 1979 Member of the American College of Epidemiology, 1982

Awards/Recognition

Bronze medal for MD Thesis, University of Paris, 1968 Specia ® prize of Tropical Medicine, University of Paris, 1968 William Roy Memorial award, Louisiana VD Association, 1984 Dr. E.H. Barton Memorial Award, Louisiana Public Health Association, 1985 University of South Florida College of Public Health Student Association, Outstanding Teacher Award for 1998-99


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

74 publications in peer reviewed medical journals

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Springer-Verlag, Berlin & Heidelberg.  
 - Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society  
 - Journal of Louisiana State Medical Society  
 - American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene  
 - Leprosy Review  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1972 to 1976   New Hebrides Rural health Service   Chief Medical Officer, Senior Malariologist, Tuberculosis Control Officer   The Rural Health Services implemented a wide range of preventive programs: surveillance of communicable diseases, immunization program, control of filariasis, leprosy, malaria and TB. The population served consisted of 120,000 people in an archipelago of the South Pacific.
1980 to 1985   Louisiana Dept of Health   Chief, Sections of Venereal Disease, Tuberculosis, Environmental Epidemiology ,   The Chief of these Sections provided overall direction for these surveillance and control programs, supervising the Section staff and the administration of the programs, serving as a medical consultant to the staff and to physicians throughout the State.
1990 to 1992   Louisiana Dept of Health   Public Health Medical Consultant (Environmental Epidemiology, Cancer Control)   Provide direction to the Environmental Epidemiology and Cancer Control Section and provide consultation on the health effects resulting from environmental hazards to the Department of Environmental Quality and physicians throughout the State
2000 to   Louisiana Dept of Health   tate Epidemiologist   Direct the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section of the Louisiana Office of Public health responsible for infectious disease surveillance and outbreak investigation.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • US Center for Disease Control (CDC)/ Council of State & Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Consultant – Morocco Ministry of Health - Pandemic Influenza plan development -Rabat, Morocco Nov 2008
  • US CDC/CSTE Consultant – Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention & Control, 2008, Atlanta, GA Sep 2008
  • US CDC/CSTE Consultant – Training workshop for Rapid Response Team of human with influenza A (H5N1) Infection - Beijing, China, Sep 2007
  • USAID Consultant - Vector Biology & Control Project Malaria control - Niger Sep-Oct 1991, Apr-May 1992
  • WHO Short Term Consultant, Leprosy course -Suva, Fiji, Aug 1979
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
WHO Short Term Consultant, Leprosy course, Suva, Fiji, Aug 1979 USAID Consultant - Vector Biology & Control Project Malaria control Niger Sep-Oct 1991, Apr-May 1992 CDC Technical Consultant Training for Influenza,Atlanta, GA Feb 27-Mar 1,2006 US CDC/CSTE Consultant – Training workshop for Rapid Response Team of human with influenza A (H5N1) Infection, Beijing, China, Sep 2007 US CDC/CSTE Consultant – Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention & Control, 2008, Atlanta, GA Sep 2008 US CDC/CSTE Consultant – Morocco Ministry of Health Pandemic Influenza plan development, Rabat, Morocco Nov 2008
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness on tropical disease for consulting on Trichanosis from pork served to clients at restaurant in Washington, DC.
  • Expert in infectious diseases involving transmission of HSV-2.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1972 to 1977   New Hebrides, presently Vanuatu   Rural Health Services, Vila, New Hebrides Chief Medical Officer, Senior Malariologist, Tuberculosis Control Officer The Rural Health Services implemented a wide range of preventive programs: surveillance of communicable diseases, immunization program, control of filariasis, leprosy, malaria and TB. The population served consisted of 120,000 people in an archipelago of the South Pacific.
1985 to 1990   Cameroon, Central Africa   Chief, USAID-Tulane U. Schistosomiasis Research Project, Yaounde, Cameroon. Research Associate Professor Supervise a team of 2 PhDs (Parasitology and Malacology) and an Administrator, provide consultation to the Cameroon Government Ministry of Health, to the Institute of Medical Research, supervise field research of Cameroonian PhD candidates, plan and implementthe National School Survey and the longitudinal studies in the research villages.
1992 to 1998   Saudi Arabia   Preventive Medicine Services Division, Saudi Aramco Medical Services, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Senior Epidemiology Specialist Direct the Epidemiology Services Unit with a staff of 24, including 1--surveillance and control of communicable diseases for a population of 300,000 throughout Saudi Arabia, 2--surveillance and control of hospital acquired infections for two large hospitals in the Eastern Province (compliant with JCAHO requirements) 3--inspection of infection control programs for 15 contracted hospitals throughout the country.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   French is his mother tongue
Bislama (SouthEast Pacific Islands)   He larned bislama as a child and speaks and write fluently
Spanish   He is very fluent in Spanish

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Jan 2005-present: Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Louisiana State U. School of Public Health Jan 2001-present: Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane U. School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine Jun 1998- May 1999: Associate Professor, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, College of Public Health, University of South Florida Jul 1990 - Jun 1998: Adjunct Associate Professor Jan 1985 - Jun 1990: Research Associate Professor Jan 1981 - Dec 1984: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane U. School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

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