Dr. Ben Lopman is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, with a secondary appointment in the Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health.  Dr. Lopman spent 10 years in London where he earned his Master’s degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Ph.D. while working at the UK’s Health Protection Agency, and conducted post-doctoral work at Imperial College London. Prior to joining the RSPH faculty in 2016, Dr. Lopman served as an epidemiologist with the Division of Viral Diseases at CDC, where he led programs on enteric viruses and vaccine epidemiology. He is the Principal Investigator of multiple NIH, CDC, WHO and BMGF grants and serves as a consultant to the World Health Organization.


  • Principal Investigator on multiple NIH R01 grants on human social contact and infectious disease transmission
  • Principal Investigator on NIH R01 grant modeling norovirus epidemiology and vaccination strategies
  • Principal Investigator on NIH, NSF, and WHO on modeling COVID-19 epidemiology and vaccination 
  • Member, World Health Organization, Enteric Burden of Disease Working Group (2018-present)
  • Member, Food Safety Modernization Act, CDC Surveillance Committee (2011-16)
  • Winner, Excellence in Surveillance and Health Monitoring Award, CDC/NCIRD (2014)
  • Co-Investigator, Emory University Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU) 
  • Member, Molecules and Pathogens to Populations and Pandemics (MP3) Management Committee
  • Over 275 peer-reviewed publications in top infectious disease, epidemiology, and general medical journals


  • Evaluating performance of vaccines for enteric diseases
  • Mathematical modeling of vaccine preventable diseases and impact of vaccination 
  • Measuring social contact relevant to infectious disease transmission
  • Methods for burden of disease estimation
  • Pathogens: COVID-19, rotavirus, norovirus


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