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.

Key Activities

The Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference held every spring.

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

committeeWilliam 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 |
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Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology, School of Medicine
314.286.0619 |
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Daniel E. Goldberg, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology; Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
314.362.1514 |

Gary J. Weil, MD
Professor of Medicine Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology, School of Medicine
314.747.5198 |
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Shabaana A. Khader, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology, School of Medicine
314.286.1590 |
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Audrey R. Odom, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
314.747.2370 | odom_a@WUSTL.EDU

H.M.P. Jacaranda B. van Rheenen, PhD
Manager, Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health
314.362.7964 |