Dr. Linnie Golightly, Center for Global Health faculty, elected President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

by Megan Willkens               

The Center for Global Health congratulates Dr. Linnie Golightly, Associate Professor in Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine, on her election as President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which was founded in 1903, is the largest international scientific organization dedicated to reducing the global burden of tropical infectious diseases. Dr. Golightly, who has served on several ASTHM committees, will lead the organization in their mission to inform health policy, support career development, and advocate for advancement in tropical medicine and hygiene and global health research.

Dr. Golightly’s research focuses on infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with emphases on malaria, factors that affect the retention of women and underrepresented populations and developing academic careers for citizens of LMICs.

Read more about Dr. Golightly’s appointment and the ASTMH: https://www.astmh.org/blog/september-2022/meet-our-new-officers-for-2022#Linnie%20Golightly

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