Senior Resident and Infectious Diseases Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer, Centers for Disease Control
Medical Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD, Harvard Medical School (cum laude)
AB, Bowdoin College (magna cum laude)
Don Krogstad is a physician-epidemiologist trained in molecular biology whose work has focused on the basis of antimalarial resistance and the value of linking disease control strategies to basic biology. His research has focused on challenges such as: parasite resistance to current/future antimalarial drugs and combinations; how to improve the efficacy of seasonal malaria chemoprevention; malaria control strategies with the potential to interrupt transmission; and, the limitations imposed on malaria control in areas where biting rates and Entomologic Inoculation Rates are similar (50:50) indoors and outdoors. His approach to these and other questions has been heavily influenced by time spent working in West Africa (Mali) during the past 25 years and in Haiti and East Africa (Malawi). As a result, he has a strong commitment to the training of host country nationals from disease-endemic areas and to the development of sustainable research institutions at sites where there is a sufficient critical mass as a result of shared research experiences for young African scientists who then then become faculty members at their home host country institutions.