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Professor Keith P. Klugman

Professor Keith P. Klugman is the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is also Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases of the School of Medicine. He is a Visiting Researcher in the Respiratory Diseases Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He is also the Co-Director of the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit of the University of the Witwatersrand, the Medical Research Council, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently doing a six month sabbatical at the Gates Foundation in Seattle where he is an Advisor to the President of Global Health on the pneumonia strategy of the Foundation.

Professor Klugman is the President of the International Society of Infectious Diseases; Treasurer of the International Symposium of Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases Board and the past Chair of the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology. He has chaired expert committees for the World Health Organization in Geneva and the Wellcome Trust in London. He serves as an editor or member of the editorial board of 12 journals.

Professor Klugman’s research interests are in pneumonia, meningitis, antimicrobial resistance and vaccines for bacterial pathogens, particularly the pneumococcus. He has published more than 475 papers on these subjects to date.