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Infectious Disease Board

Jeanne M. Marrazzo, MD, MPH, Chair

Dr. Marrazzo is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is internationally recognized for her research and education efforts in the field of sexually transmitted infections, especially as they affect women's health. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Marrazzo is the Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Council, and also chairs the ABIM Infectious Disease Board. She is board certified in Infectious Disease.

She conducts research on the human microbiome, specifically as it relates to female reproductive tract infections and hormonal contraception. Her other research interests include the prevention of HIV infection using biomedical interventions, including microbicides. Recently, Dr. Marrazzo led the VOICE Study, a large study evaluating HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis administered vaginally and orally to women at high risk for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa conducted by the NIH-funded Microbicide Trials Network.

Other areas of research interest include pathogenesis and management of bacterial vaginosis, STD in HIV-infected persons, and management of antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea.

Dr. Marrazzo obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard and Radcliffe College and medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. She completed residency training and chief residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She obtained a master's degree in public health degree in epidemiology at the University of Washington in 1994, where she also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases.

As of January 2017, Dr. Marrazzo reported the following external relationships:

Funding for clinical trial expenses and staff, paid to the University of Washington, from the following companies:

  • Curatek Pharmaceuticals, providing funding for a trial of treatment of vaginal infections.
  • UpToDate, receiving royalties as content author and peer reviewer.

Dr. Marrazzo serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving compensation for travel reimbursement:

  • Anaerobe Society of the Americas, Board of Directors, Member, without compensation.
  • Guttmacher Institute, Board of Directors, Member; Nominating Committee, Chair, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • International Antiviral Society-USA, Board of Directors, Member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, Board of Directors, President, without compensation.

George M. Abraham, MD, MPH

Dr. Abraham is Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Associate Chief of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts and Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.

Currently, Dr. Abraham is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Board. He serves as the Governor of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and also serves on several of its committees. He also is a member of the Board of Registration (Licensing) in Medicine, Massachusetts. Prior to this, he has served as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Medical Society, as President of the Worcester District Medical Society, as the Chief Medical Officer of the Central Massachusetts Independent Physician Association and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts.

He has received several awards including the Alpha Omega Alpha Volunteer Faculty Award and the Outstanding Primary Care Educator Award of the University of Massachusetts Medical School; the Leadership Award of the MA chapter of the ACP; and the Phi Lambda Sigma honorary Membership, MCPHS, Worcester, Massachusetts, among others.

His research interests include hepatitis C and B disease, travel medicine and infection control, as well as medication safety and systems improvement. He has authored several publications, abstracts and book chapters, and presented at national and international meetings.

Dr. Abraham earned his medical degrees from the Christian Medical College, India, completed his residency and chief residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, and received his master's degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

As of April 2017, Dr. Abraham reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Abraham serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • American College of Physicians, Massachusetts Chapter, Governor, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Helen W. Boucher, MD

Dr. Boucher, a board certified internist and infectious disease specialist, specializes in the care of immunocompromised patients, transplant-related infections, and S. aureus/MRSA infections. Her research focuses on antibiotic development and she advocates for increased development of medicines to treat antibiotic-resistant diseases. She is Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Director of the Ventricular Assist Device and Cardiac Transplant Infectious Diseases Program, and Staff Physician in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Boucher is a member of several professional organizations, among them the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society for Microbiology, and the American Medical Association. In 1998, the Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society awarded Dr. Boucher the Edward H. Kass Award for Clinical Excellence. In May 2006, she was elected to the Antimicrobial Availability Task Force (AATF, now the Antimicrobial Resistance Committee) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and in October, 2007, she was elected to the Research Committee of the IDSA.

Dr. Boucher was elected a Fellow in the American College of Physicians in 2008. In 2009, she was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Mycoses Study Group. She has been included in Best Doctors in America since 2009. In 2011, Dr. Boucher was elected Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In 2012, she was elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Exam Writing Committee and in 2014, to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board.

In 2014 she was appointed Associate Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, to the Infectious Diseases Recruitment Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the ICAAC Program Committee. Dr. Boucher serves on the Board of Trustees of the Physicians of Tufts Medical Center and The College of the Holy Cross.

She received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed her training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

As of January 2017, Dr. Boucher reported the following external relationships:

Service on data and safety monitoring boards for the following company, with compensation for honoraria:

  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals

Service on a research-related expert panel or advisory board for the following company, with compensation for travel expenses and honoraria:

  • Merck & Co.

Work as an author or editor for following company, with compensation as listed:

  • Elsevier, receiving compensation as an Editor.

Dr. Boucher serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Board of Directors, Treasurer, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.
  • College of the Holy Cross, Board of Trustees, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.

Antigone Dempsey, MEd

Ms. Dempsey is the Director for the Division of Policy and Data for the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau. Prior to this position, Ms. Dempsey worked closely with many federal partners to provide organizational leadership, expert facilitation, training, technical assistance, strategic planning, policy development and systems change to address HIV, viral hepatitis and substance abuse issues.

Ms. Dempsey has dedicated her 24-year career to moving HIV prevention, care, support and treatment services forward for all vulnerable populations. She began her work soon after her HIV diagnosis at age 22. She is committed to creating systems that help people live healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

Ms. Dempsey is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Board. She served as co-Chair for the Centers for Disease Control/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHAC) from 2008 to 2014. Additionally, she also served as liaison to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from the CHAC.

Ms. Dempsey earned her master's degree in education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her focus areas were in organizational and human development.

As of January 2017, Ms. Dempsey reported no external relationships.

Jeanne Keruly, MS, CRNP

Ms. Keruly is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University, and she has an adjunct appointment in the School of Nursing. She is the Director of Adult Ryan White Services and is a care provider in the HIV/AIDS Service. Ms. Keruly is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.

Most of her professional career has been at Johns Hopkins. As a faculty member in Infectious Diseases since 1998, she serves as a co-Director of the HIV Outcomes clinical research program. As director of the Adult Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, she develops service contracts and clinical programs that enhance access to medical and support services for the uninsured/underinsured. Prior to her faculty appointment, she entered into the field of HIV, working as a Research Coordinator and then as Clinic Manager of the Moore Clinic, one of the largest HIV clinics in Baltimore, Maryland. She was a research assistant and project manager in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and the Office of Quality Improvement. Prior to working in clinical research Ms. Keruly worked as a critical care nurse.

Ms. Keruly is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Board. She is also a board member of the HIV Medicine Association and the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition, and she sits on the advisory board of Maryland's AIDS Drug Assistance Program. She worked with regional providers and HIV consumers on the Greater Baltimore HIV Planning Council for 14 years, with four of those years serving as Chair/co-Chair.

Ms. Keruly received her diploma in nursing from St. Vincent's College of Nursing, Bridgeport, Connecticut. She earned a bachelor's of science degree in nursing and a master's of science degree as an adult nurse practitioner from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

As of January 2017, Ms. Keruly reported the following external relationships:

Ms. Keruly serves in significant roles with the following organizations, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition, Board Member, receiving reimbursement for travel.
  • Johns Hopkins University, Course Director for eHIV Review CME program, receiving honoraria.

Jeffrey S. Rapp, MD

Dr. Rapp, a board certified internist and infectious disease specialist, is in private practice and a member of the attending staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. His office-based practice is focused on both HIV-related medicine and general infectious disease consultative care while he additionally functions as a consultant for in-patient care at his hospital.

Prior to his current position in Los Angeles, Dr. Rapp was in private practice in Philadelphia and was active in the residency programs at both Pennsylvania Hospital and the Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center.

He currently serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Infectious Disease Board. He is the co-Chair of his hospital's Antibiotic Utilization Review Committee and has co-chaired the Infection Control Committee for the hospital as well. In addition, he has served as Clinical Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and has been the recipient of the medical center's teaching award.

Dr. Rapp earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He did his residency and chief residency at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and later completed his fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania.

As of January 2017, Dr. Rapp reported no external relationships.

Heather C. Yun, MD

Dr. Yun, a board certified internist and infectious disease specialist, is an active duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. She currently serves as Program Director for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Infectious Disease Fellowship, and Assistant Chief, Infectious Disease Service, San Antonio Military Medical Center, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Her active areas of investigation target infections in vulnerable military populations, including combat casualties and basic military trainees. Her research has focused on multidrug-resistant bacteria, infection prevention and hospital epidemiology, and respiratory viral infections. She has also served as Medical Director of Infection Control at two referral military hospitals, and while deployed to Afghanistan.

Dr. Yun currently serves as a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Board. She also serves on the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Milestones Development Panel, is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation Appeals Standing Panel for Infectious Diseases, and has served as an accreditation site visitor for ACGME-International. She is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the IDSA and has received numerous teaching and leadership awards.

Dr. Yun earned her bachelor's degree at Colorado College, and her medical degree at Yale University. She completed residency and infectious disease fellowship training at SAUSHEC.

As of January 2017, Dr. Yun reported the following external relationships:

Dr. Yun serves in significant roles with the following organization, receiving reimbursement or compensation as listed:

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Residency Review Committee – Internal Medicine, Member, receiving reimbursement for travel expenses.