Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Education, WHO, COVID-19
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove Biography
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove is an American infectious disease epidemiologist. She is a technical consultant for WHO as a member of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) task force. She is also the Head of the Outbreak Investigation Task Force at Institut Pasteur’s Center for Global Health.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove Age
Dr. Maria’s age is not in the public domain.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove Nationality
Dr. Van Kerkhove is an American national, she was born in the United States. She resides in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove Education
Dr. Van Kerkhove holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, a M.S. in Epidemiology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in infectious disease epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove Married
Dr. Maria is married with two sons.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove Imperial College
Maria Van Kerkhove holds an honorary lecturer position at Imperial College after leaving the college in January 2015. She served as a senior research fellow in the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove WHO
Dr. Maria joined WHO in 2009. She is an experienced infectious disease epidemiologist with strong field experience in infectious disease outbreaks and epidemiologic investigations in Asia, North/Central/South America, the Middle East and Africa.
She serves as a Technical Consultant for the Global Capacities, Alert and Response Cluster of the World Health Organization (WHO).
She served as the liaison between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling. In her role she developed projects to support WHO activities and policy decision making for influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), yellow fever, Ebola and other emerging diseases.
She is also a member of the WHO Task Force for MERS-CoV. Her work involves providing WHO with epidemiologic and statistical support for the analysis and interpretation of MERS-CoV data for risk assessments, web-based summaries and communications; the development of epidemiologic and serologic investigation protocols for MERS-CoV; and other publications on topics related MERS-CoV.
Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove CONSISE
Dr. Van Kerkhove is a leading member of CONSISE (the Consortium for the Standardization of Influenza Seroepidemiology), which is a global partnership aiming to develop influenza investigation protocols and standardize seroepidemiology to inform health policy.
Dr. Maria Van COVID-19
Van Kerkhove appears in regular press conferences by the WHO regarding the 2019-2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She spent two weeks in China to better understand the COVID-19 outbreak to understand how China was trying to control the virus.