Making the Invisible Visible Over the Last Five Years: Dengue and Chikungunya Transmission, Risk, Disease, and Prevention in Kenya

Dr Desiree LaBeaud is an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at Stanford University.  Her formal education included a bachelor’s degree in Biology (University of California at San Diego, 1996, Cum Laude), medical degree (Medical College of Wisconsin, 2000, AOA), paediatric residency-International Health track (Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, CWRU, 2003), fellowship in paediatric infectious diseases (Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, CWRU, 2006), and master’s degree in Clinical Research with a focus in epidemiology (CWRU, 2009).  Since the early 2000s, Dr LaBeaud has devoted her efforts to better understand the risk factors and long-term health consequences of arboviral infections, including Rift Valley fever, chikungunya, and dengue viruses.  Currently, Dr LaBeaud is leading two large ongoing field projects in Kenya.   As a physician-scientist, she splits her time between research and clinical practice, including travel clinic experience.


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