Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove

COVID-19 Technical Lead for WHO

World Health Organization, USA

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove is an infectious disease epidemiologist who leads the World Health Organization's work on Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses in the Department of Epidemic and Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness in the Health Emergencies Programme. She is also the COVID-19 Technical Lead for WHO. For more than 20 years, her work has focused on mitigating the emergence and re-emergence of high threat zoonotic pathogens - including avian influenza, dengue, MERS-CoV, SARS, SARS-CoV-2, Ebola, Marburg, plague, Yellow Fever, Zika and others - to better understanding factors associated with spillover and ensuring that research directly informs public health policies for action.


Al Wosail Ballroom

Thursday, November 9, 2023

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM