Akram Da’darah, MSc, PhDInfectious Disease
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 508-887-4579 508-839-7911
MS Infectious Disease and Global Health
I am a course director and teach in the Master’s Program in Infectious Disease and Global Health. I have over 20 years of research experience and a longstanding interest in global health and the control of infectious diseases using chemotherapy and vaccine development. Along with my extensive experience in infectious diseases, I bring to this program a strong passion and enthusiasm for training, teaching, and sharing knowledge with students.
My current research focuses on schistosomiasis, a human parasitic disease and major Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD). Like all NTDs, schistosomiasis causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide and imposes a large economic burden on endemic countries. My goal is to develop novel interventions for this debilitating disease, as control or elimination of NTDs, such as this one, will produce important, widespread benefits. I am excited to be part of a program that will produce well-trained individuals capable of meeting current challenges in global health.
Cummings School offers an excellent environment for conducting research; it has exceptional facilities and distinguished scientists, clinicians, and field researchers, providing an unparalleled environment for collaboration.