David Townes, MD, MPH, DTMH

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Position Title: 
Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Global Health
Medical School: 
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1993
Internship and Residency: 
University of Illinois at Chicago Program in Emergency Medicine, 1996
International Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, 1998
Other Education: 
MPH: Health Policy and Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, 1998
DTM&H: Royal College of Physicians, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2007
Board Certification: 
American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1997, 2007
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1993, 2003, 2013
Academic Interests: 
Global Health
Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, Refugee Health, Malaria
Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Recent Publications: 
Lutterloh E, Likaka A, Sejvar J, Manda R, Naiene J, Monroe S, Khaila T, Chilima B, Mallewa M, Kampondeni S, Lowther S, Capewell L, Date K, Townes D, Redwood Y, Schier J, Nygren B, Tippett Barr B, Demby A, Phiri A, Lungu R, Kaphiyo J, Humphrys M, Talkington D, Joyce K, Stockman L, Armstrong G, and Mintz E. Multidrug-Resistant Typhoid Fever With Neurologic Findings on the Malawi-Mozambique Border, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012 April; 54(8): 1100-1106.
Townes, D, Existe A, Boncy J, Magloire R, Vely J-F, Amsalu R, De Tavernier M, Muigai J, Hoibak S, Albert M, Mcmorrow M, Slutsker L, Kachur SP, and Chang M. Malaria survey in post-earthquake Haiti – 2010. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2012; 86(1): 29-31.
M Briggs, D Townes, J Hwang, B Hailegiorgis, J Malone, R Reithinger, S Filler, M Menon, S Girma, T Abreha, H Teka, SP Kachur. Adherence to Artemether-Lumefantrine in the Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria – Ethiopia, 2010, Presented (M Briggs) as an oral presentation at the Epidemic Intelligence Service Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012.
Skarbinski J, Mwandama D, Luka M, Jafali J, Wolkon A, Townes D, Campbell C, Zoya J, Ali D, and Mathanga D. Impact of Health Facility – Based Insecticide Treated Bednet Distribution in Malawi: Progress and Challenges towards Achieving Universal Coverage, PLos ONE. 2011; 6(7), e21995: 1-11.