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Hector Gomez Dantes
Hector Gomez is a medical epidemiologist in infectious diseases (vector borne diseases), health information systems, and burden of disease studies. He is experienced in information and surveillance systems in Mexico and have been responsible of such systems in the Ministry of Health and the Mexican Institute of Social Security. He is currently coordinating the National Burden of Disease Study for Mexico at the National Institute of Public Health and participate in the network of collaborators for the Global Burden of Disease study. His professional career has been linked to the study of vector borne diseases in Mexico as public health practitioner in the surveillance and vector control systems at the national level in Mexico. He was PI responsible for the design and implementation of the baseline epidemiological studies for the evaluation of dengue vaccine in Yucatan, Mexico funded by Sanofi-Pasteur. He worked as advisor to the Mesoamerican Initiative for Malaria and Dengue coordinated by ISGlobal, Barcelona, and develop the plans for the elimination of malaria and control of dengue in the region. He coordinated the regional Ecohealth Initiative for Vector Control in Latin America funded by IDRC that tested multidisciplinary approaches to contain Chagas, malaria and dengue in Central America, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. With IDRC he worked as a consultant for the evaluation of Aedes aegypti control projects in Latin America. He is currently a consultant for PAHO elaborating technical documents for the evaluation of innovative control interventions for Aedes aegypti based on biological o genetic manipulation of mosquitoes as well as the technical report for the entomological evaluation of the main vector borne diseases in the Americas.
May Dongmei Wang
Dr. Wang is a Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Fellow and full professor in the Departments of Biomedical Eng. and Electrical and Computer Eng. at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. She is the Director of Biomedical Big Data Initiative, a Kavli Fellow, a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, a Petit Institute Faculty Fellow, AIMBE and IAMBE Fellows, and member of Board of Directors in American Board of AI in Medicine. She was selected into Georgia Tech Provost’s Emerging Leaders Program and elected to the Executive Committee of IAMBE in 2021. In the past, Dr. Wang was Carol Ann and David Flanagan Distinguished Faculty Fellow of BME at Georgia Tech. She received BEng from Tsinghua University China, and MS/PhD degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research is in Biomedical Big Data Analytics with a focus on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI) for predictive, personalized, and precision health (pHealth). Dr. Wang published over 250 peer-reviewed articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings with 12,000+ google scholar citations and delivered over 240 invited and keynote lectures. She is a recipient of Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research, and a recipient of Emory University MilliPub Award (for a high-impact paper that is cited over 1,000 times).
Dr. Wang was 2015-2016 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Distinguished Lecturer and an Emerging Area Editor for PNAS. She currently serves as the Senior Editor for IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions for BME and IEEE Reviews for BME, a permanent panelist for NIH CDMA study section, and a NSF Smart and Connect Health panelist, and a panelist for Brain Canada and multiple European countries. She helped grow the large bioinformatics and health informatics technical communities in IEEE EMBS, ACM, and Gordon Research Conferences. In addition, she served as Vice President of IEEE EMBS, AIMBE Nomination Committee Chair, Georgia Tech Biomedical Informatics Program Co-Director in Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), and Co-Director of Georgia-Tech Center of Bio-Imaging Mass Spectrometry. Her research has been supported by NIH, NSF, CDC, Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Cancer Coalition, Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, Enduring Heart Foundation, Coulter Foundation, Microsoft Research, HP, UCB, and Amazon.