International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), Boston, USA
Epidemic intelligence and organizational leader with years of frontline experience in infectious diseases, surveillance, and informatics methodology. Prior to becoming CEO, Linda held various roles with the Society including Director of Emerging Disease Surveillance and Assistant Director of the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED). Before joining ISID, Linda spent years providing leadership and onsite subject matter expertise to further directives for PEPFAR initiatives in various countries including Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Vietnam, and Ukraine. Linda served as lead Epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the CDC’s National Center for Infectious Diseases. Previous to CDC, Linda lived and worked for years in Niger, West Africa establishing sustainable disease detection systems via case management and community needs assessments.