Juan Leon’s primary appointment is in the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. He was born in Peru, grew up in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil, and Bolivia before continuing his training in the US. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology from Dartmouth College. He received both his PhD in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Northwestern University. He moved to Emory University in 2004.  Dr. Leon’s area of research focuses on developing effective interventions to parasitic and enteric viral pathogens, especially those involved in foodborne and waterborne disease, by understanding the immune response of vulnerable individuals and the epidemiology of vulnerable populations to these pathogens. He is interested in four main areas: Neglected tropical diseases, Fresh Produce Safety, Norovirus and Enteric Vaccines. 

Professional Highlights 

  • Reviewer for multiple immunology, parasitology, virology, food protection, and epidemiology journals 
  • Received RSPH, Emory, and national awards for his teaching and mentoring 
  • Member of the Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene 

    Areas of Interest 

    • Clinical Trials 
    • Community Based Research 
    • Disease Pathogenesis 
    • Environmental Health 
    • Global Health 
    • Infectious Disease 
    • Maternal and Child Health 
    • Public Health Practice 
    • Rural Health 
    • Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 
    • Vaccines 
    • Diseases: Norovirus, Chagas 


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