Infectious Diseases

Founded in 2012 by the departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, and Pathology and Immunology in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Center for Global Health & Infectious Disease (CGHID), part of the Institute for Public Health’s Global Health Center, works to enhance collaborations and strategic partnerships at Washington University in St. Louis to eradicate global infectious diseases. Today, CGHID is supported by the departments of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Pediatrics.

Key Activities

Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference

Global Health & Infectious Disease Visiting Speaker Series

Immunology of Infectious Disease Journal Club

Recent News in Infectious Disease Research

Gut Microbiome Initiative
Study Sheds Light on Why Parasite Makes TB Infections Worse
Treatment failure in parasite infection tied to virus
New resource: Joint Vaccine Education Resource Center

CGHID Committee

William G. Powderly, MD
J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine; Director, Institute for Public Health; Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
314.454.8215 |
Faculty scholar profile

Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, School of Medicine
314.286.0619 |
Faculty scholar profile

Gary J. Weil, MD
Professor of Medicine Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology, School of Medicine
314.747.5198 |
Faculty scholar profile

Audrey R. Odom, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
314.747.2370 | odom_a@WUSTL.EDU

Jacaranda van Rheenen, PhD
Manager, Global Health Center
314.362.7964 |