We are pleased to announce that Caroline Weldon will be joining the Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Diseases (WGCVBD) and UTMB Institute for Human Infections and Immunity (IHII) in mid-January 2019. Caroline will be the Program Coordinator for our Center of Excellence and will also be devoting part of her effort to the Institute’s research efforts.
Caroline completed her Master’s in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University and her Bachelor of Science in Public Health at University of South Carolina. Her passion to address the growing burden of emerging infectious diseases has driven her to work across many disciplines of public health.
While at Tulane, Caroline worked at the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium, assisting in the ongoing efforts to treat and prevent Lassa fever in vulnerable West African populations. She has also conducted field studies in Iquitos, Peru, to explore the community response after the 2016 Zika virus epidemic, and she continued her work in vector-borne disease research at Collier Mosquito Control District in Florida, and with our sister center, the Southeastern Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Diseases.