Infectious disease expert named Regents Professor

Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H.The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has named Michael Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H., a Regents Professor, the highest recognition given to faculty members by the University.

Osterholm, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, is an international authority on public health and infectious disease and is frequently quoted by media around the world.  

A distinguished scholar, researcher, and educator, he has advised 92 graduate students and epidemic intelligence officers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and formally mentored more than 270 other graduate students at the University.

Osterholm Q & A

Anyone who’s read articles about the Ebola outbreak in national publications like Time magazine and the New York Times has probably seen a quote or two from Michael Osterholm, 78 M.S., ’80 Ph.D, ’80 M.P.H., director of the U of M’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). He’s a favorite of reporters for his ability to speak about complex medical matters in plain language and for his insistence on telling the truth, no matter how inconvenient.

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Published on October 19, 2015