Dr. Ghazi Kayali is an infectious disease epidemiologist with special interest in emerging viral infectious diseases at the human-animal interface. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health degrees from the American University of Beirut. He received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Iowa where he studied zoonotic viral diseases amongst humans exposed to turkeys. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Kayali is an adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. He is also the CEO of Human Link Lebanon, a non-governmental organization working on biomedical research in the Middle East and Africa. Dr. Kayali’s current research activities include surveillance for avian influenza viruses in animals and humans in Egypt; surveillance for MERS coronavirus in camels in Egypt, Tunisia, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Senegal; and surveillance for coronaviruses in bats in Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebanon. Dr. Kayali published more than 80 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Dr. Kayali collaborates with the WHO/EMRO on pandemic preparedness, One Health, and Joint External Evaluations under the International Health Regulations.
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
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