ISID is pleased to welcome three new Assistant Editors to the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID) Editorial Team. Dr. Seif Al-Abri, Dr. Christina Obiero, and Dr. Tatiana de Castro Abreu Pinto will join the IJID Editorial Team on October 1, 2020. The IJID Assistant Editor positions are a unique opportunity offered by the International Society for Infectious Diseases to introduce some of the Society’s Emerging Leaders to all facets of publishing a major medical journal.
Welcome to our New IJID Assistant Editors
Dr. Seif Salem Al-Abri studied medicine at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, qualifying in 1993. He completed his training in infectious diseases at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He became a fellow of Royal College of Physicians in 2008. Dr. Al-Abri is a practising consultant in infectious diseases at the Royal Hospital, Oman where he was head of infectious diseases department from 2006 until 2014. He was appointed as Director General for Disease Surveillance and Control at the Ministry of Health of Oman in September 2014. Dr. Al-Abri has an interest in medical education and is an accredited Royal College of Physicians educator; an international advisor for the Royal College of Physicians of London; Lead Examiner for the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) Examination in Oman; a member of the governing council of Oman Medical College; and chairman of the national task force for establishing consultants’ appraisal in Oman. He is also an associate editor of the Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal; the Journal of Infection and Public Health; and Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials.
Dr. Christina W. Obiero is a medical doctor (University of Nairobi, Kenya) with public health training from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She currently works as a clinical researcher at the Kenya Medical Research Institute – Wellcome Trust Research Program in Kilifi, Kenya, where she has led/co-led several research projects including investigating the safety, pharmacokinetic and immunogenicity profile of antimicrobials and vaccines. Dr. Obiero is also undertaking her PhD work at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and her research focuses on the diagnosis and management of serious childhood infections in sub-Saharan Africa and aims to improve treatment guidelines and health outcomes. She is a member of the Delta Omega Alpha Chapter (Bloomberg School of Public Health).
Prof. Tatiana Pinto has a PhD in Microbiology and is currently an Assistant Professor in Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. Her research aims to gather data on virulence and antimicrobial resistance traits among Streptococcus agalactiae and Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates circulating in Brazil, by uncovering novel aspects of the biology of these microorganisms that are important to trace the epidemiological evolution of epidemic and sporadic clones, as well as to help designing improved therapeutic and prophylactic measures against pediatric streptococcal infections. Dr Pinto is also an enthusiastic of public engagement and science communication activities, and is an active member of other international scientific societies, including the American Society for Microbiology.