Dr. Timothy Endy is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at State University of New York, Upstate Medical University. Tim has been involved in all aspects of basic science and clinical research with a focus on dengue and emerging viruses for the past 25 years. He is currently the principal investigator of the Dengue Human Infection Model and one of the project directors for the NIH P01 grant on flavivirus pathogenesis being conducted at Guardian Centers’ field site in Thailand. He has over 20 years of experience in performing phase I-III vaccine efficacy trials as well as prospective and surveillance studies. Tim has his B.S. in Biology from Pennsylvania State University, his MPH in Epidemiology from University of Michigan, and his MD from the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences. Tim completed both his Residency and a later Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Countermeasures Against the Degradation of Warfighter Capabilities due to Infectious Disease Threats
This State of the Art Report (SOAR) explores the impact of infectious disease on military personnel, providing both an historical and ongoing risk profile of the various infectious diseases that put the warfighter at risk. It includes a look at the historical impact of infectious diseases on past conflicts before going on to detail current and future infectious disease risks, their impact on the warfighter, and challenges in prevention or treatment, and concludes with a quick-look summary of state of the art developments and recommended countermeasures to aid leaders during training and planning.
Podcasts / Webinars
HDIAC Webinars » Historical Significance of Endemic Infectious Diseases and Loss of Warfighter Combat Effectiveness
In this presentation, a historical review of infectious disease-related combat injuries and deaths will be presented with an emphasis on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic during WWI, dengue and US Marine Forces in Saipan during WWII, dengue and US Forces Haiti and Somalia, malaria outbreak in US Marines deployed to Monrovia, and leishmaniasis and multi-drug resistant bacteria in US Forces during Persian Gulf War II. Lessons learned for future deployments will also be discussed.
This two-part series and associated state of the art report discuss infectious diseases from the viewpoint of the military warfighter. Infectious diseases are disorders caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites that can be passed by human-to-human contact, by insects or other animals, or by contaminated surfaces, food, or water. By its very nature, warfare lends itself to the spread of such disease, and contagions have had an impact on every conflict.