Dr. Lina Moses, Ph.D., MSPH
Director, Community and Ecology Based Research
Tulane University Lassa Fever Program
1430 Tulane Ave. SL-38
New Orleans, LA 70112 USA
Dr. Moses’ primary interest is in the disease ecology of viral zoonoses, utilizing population biology, ecology and epidemiological methods to understand macro-level pathogen/host interactions and monitor reservoir host populations. The ultimate goal of her research is to develop community-level interventions to halt animal to human transmission. Moses has been involved in Tulane’s Lassa Fever Program since 2006 and currently directs community and ecology-based research projects. She has overseen district-wide serosurveys, community prevention interventions, case investigations and contact tracing, and observational epidemiological and ecological studies partnered with the Kenema Government Hospital’s ecology and community outreach teams. Moses received her PhD from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with transdisciplinary training in community health, environmental health and tropical medicine in 2012.