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Arnold Monto, University of Michigan School of Public Health, USA

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Arnold Monto
University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, USA

Arnold S. Monto, MD is the Thomas Francis Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Health at the Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health.  Respiratory infections in tropical and temperate regions have been a major interest. He led the studies of respiratory illnesses in Tecumseh, MI, a landmark investigation of infection in the community.

Dr. Monto had been involved in assessing the efficacy of various influenza vaccines and of neuraminidase inhibitors and other compounds in prophylaxis and therapy of influenza.  He now heads observational studies of effectiveness of influenza vaccines and household studies of respiratory viral infections, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). He has been a member of the National Allergy and Infectious Disease Advisory Council of the US National Institutes of Health and is now a member of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biologicals Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). He is a past president of the American Epidemiological Society, the 2009 recipient of the Alexander Fleming Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America for lifetime achievement and the 2012 recipient of the Charles Merieux award of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.  

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