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About Shoreland

Advisors & Collaborating Partners

Since it began publishing Travax in 1986, Shoreland has reached out to many of the most talented and respected leaders in the fields of travel and tropical medicine, as well as occupational health and safety. This robust blend of experience has helped to shape Travax into a trusted clinical decision-support tool and to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of its recommended risk-mitigation measures.

Travel Medicine Advisory Board

Managing Senior Director

David O. Freedman, MD, FASTMH, FIDSA, FISTM—Managing Senior Director, Shoreland, Inc.; Founding Director, Travelers' Health Clinic; Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Founding Director, Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine, Lima, Peru; Past President, Clinical Group, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH); Co-Editor, Textbook of Travel Medicine Editions 1-3; Associate Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal; Section Editor, Journal of Travel Medicine.

Travel Medicine Advisors

Anthony Bryceson, MD—Professor Emeritus, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; former Consultant Physician, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, and Director, DTMH course, LSHTM; Member, WHO Expert and Steering Committees on leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, and filariasis.

Lin H. Chen, MD, FASTMH, FISTM—Director, Travel Medicine Center, Mount Auburn Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Past President, International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM); Editorial Board, Journal of Travel Medicine; Section Editor, Current Infectious Diseases Reports; Scientific Program Committee, International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) in 2008 and 2010.

James A. Fike, MD, FACP—Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; former Director, US Air Force International Health Specialist Program; former Global Health Consultant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs International Health Division.

Jeff Goad, Pharm.D., MPH, FISTM—Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chapman University School of Pharmacy; Travel Clinic Consultant, Chapman University Student Health Center; Chair, American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-based Travel Health Advanced Competency Training; Chair, Continuous Professional Development Committee, ISTM; Past Chair, Pharmacist Professional Group, ISTM.

Lewis A. Hofmann, MD, FAAFP—Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; former White House Physician; former Flight Surgeon to Air Force One; Past President, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP).

Susan M. Kuhn, MD—Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Calgary; Pediatric Tropical Medicine Clinic, Alberta Children’s Hospital; Editorial Board, Journal of Travel Medicine.

Anne E. McCarthy, MD, DTMH, FASTMH, FISTM—Director, Tropical Medicine and International Health Clinic, Ottawa Hospital; Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa; United Nations Examining Physician; Director, Canadian Malaria Network; Past-Chair, CATMAT.

Jeffrey W. Runge, MD—Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine; former Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, US Department of Homeland Security; former Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Administration, US Department of Transportation.

Richard J. Tubb, MD—Brigadier General, USAF (retired); Diplomate, American Board of Family Physicians; Senior Director, Subscriber Outreach, Shoreland, Inc.; White House Physician, Emeritus; former Deputy Assistant and Physician to the President; White House Physician 1995-2009; Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.


Thomas H. Valk, MD—President and CEO, VEI, Incorporated; former Foreign Service Psychiatrist, US Department of State; Past President, Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry; Past Chair, Psychological Health of Travellers Interest Group, ISTM; Board-Certified Psychiatrist.

Travax International Partners

Shoreland utilizes its own global network of active practitioners and leading academic faculty in the fields of travel and tropical medicine, providing ongoing information about local health conditions and care capabilities, plus unusual patient issues they encounter, and responding to periodic surveys related to Travax content. Our partners network covers 6 continents with on-the-ground collaborative input.

Multi-National Organization Collaborative Group

In 2002, Shoreland established a collaborative working group of medical directors from corporations and government entities with physical operations and medical personnel in nearly every country. The group provides feedback on Travax recommendations and monitors for unusual local health activity, providing valuable on-the-ground knowledge when unusual outbreaks occur.