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Environmental Infectious Diseases

The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases

Created in 2012, the Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases is dedicated to the clinical research of diseases that may be classified as environmental infectious diseases.  The term “environmental infectious disease” includes disease causing agents found in traditional ecological environments, such as air, soil, and water, in addition to vector-borne or zoonotic diseases, and those acquired from built environments (home, hospital and community).

 

Mission Statement

The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases is dedicated to the clinical research of environmental pathogens which improves the diagnosis and treatment of these infections.

Fisher Center Goals

  • Be a leader in prevention and clinical treatment of less understood environmental infectious diseases
  • Develop excellence in clinical research and education regarding environmental infectious pathogens
  • Support leadership development in clinical care and research

Fisher Center Director

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA is the Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.  His research interests include tick-borne diseases, Lyme disease assay development, and geospatial analysis of Lyme disease.  Dr. Auwaerter is the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center (Point-of-Care Information Technology) and is the Clinical Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases. Auwaerter Research Dashboard and Publications

Contact Us

Email   fishercenter@jhmi.edu
Phone  (443) 287-4800

Senior Research Program Manager
Yvonne Higgins, MAS, MS/ITS
Email   fishercenter@jhmi.edu
(443) 287-4840

Mailing Address
Pre-Clinical Teaching Building (PCTB), Suite 211
725 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD  21205