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Sixto Leal, M.D., Ph.D., was featured in the “Front(line) and Center” category in the Pathologist's 2021 Power List recognizing some of the most inspirational pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals in the U.S. in 2021.

Sue Feldman, Ph.D.

Fitness trackers • Digital health trends • Health information systems • Contact tracing apps

George Netto, M.D.

Genitourinary pathology • Bladder, prostate, and renal cancers • Molecular diagnostics • COVID-19 testing

Peter Jones, Ph.D. 

Public budgeting • Financial management at the state and local level • Education policy 

Molly Fleece, M.D. 

Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally • Travel medicine • Antimicrobial resistance 

Irfan Asif, M.D. 

Family medicine • Sports and exercise medicine • Pediatrics • Primary care • Population health 

Jessica Grayson, M.D. 

Sinus infections • Seasonal allergies • Olfactory sense issues • Upper respiratory airway diseases • Nasal medicine • Influenza • Smell and taste loss

Marisa Marques, M.D.

Transfusion services • Stem cell collection/blood banking • Blood management • Pathology 

Sarah Nafziger, M.D.

Preparing before, during and after a crisis • Trauma and critical care • Disaster medicine • Pre-hospital care

Jeanne Marrazzo, M.D.

Intervention to prevent infection with HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) • Coronavirus • Multipurpose prevention, including contraception options and protection against HIV and genital herpes • STI diagnosis management and prevention • Reproductive tract infections, including transmission to infants • Vaccine-preventable infections • Infectious disease outbreaks

Rachael Lee, M.D.

Healthcare epidemiology • Infection prevention • Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally including the flu • Multi-drug resistant pathogens in relation to infection control

Richard Whitley, M.D.

Pediatric infectious diseases – treatment and prevention • Herpes virus • Virology • Gene therapy • Pandemic flu

Tedra Smith, DNP

Parenting and children's health • Emergency medicine & crisis management • Addiction 

Lisa McCormick, DrPH

Disaster and emergency management • Emergency preparedness and response • Public health crisis preparedness and response • Responding to natural disasters

Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D.

Infections in women and pregnancy including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, malaria, hepatitis B and Zika virus.

Robert Blanton, Ph.D.

International political economy • Foreign policy • Human rights