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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—Managing Senior Director, Shoreland, Inc.; Founding Director, Travelers' Health Clinic; Emeritus Professor of Medicine, 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. Associate Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal. Editorial Board Journal of Travel Medicine.

Travel Medicine Advisors

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

Lin H. Chen, MD—Director of the Travel Medicine Center, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. President-Elect International Society of Travel Medicine. Editorial Board Journal of Travel Medicine. Associate Editor Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases Journal. Section Editor Current Infectious Diseases Reports. Scientific Program Committee of the 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, U.S. Air Force International Health Specialist Program; former Global Health Consultant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs International Health Division.

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).

William L. Lang, MD, MHA—Medical Consultant; Former Associate Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; former Director, White House Medical Unit and Deputy Physician to the President of the United States; Board-certified Family Physician.

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, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; former Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Administration, U.S. 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; Formerly Deputy Assistant and Physician to the President; White House Physician 1995-2009; Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.


William Bunn, MD—Chair, Council on International Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Thomas H. Valk, MD—President and CEO, VEI, Incorporated; Past President, Academy of Organizational and Occupational Psychiatry; Board-Certified Psychiatrist; Past Chair International Society of Travel Medicine Psychological Health of Travelers Interest Group.

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.