Famous Epidemiologists - List of Famous Epidemiologists

The individuals solving medical mysteries, epidemiologists are the people who stand at the forefront of public health safety. With an academic background in subjects like biology, mathematics, medicine and statistics they aim to find the cause of the disease outbreak and the ways to prohibit the spreading of the disease. They try to relate the medical condition with different causes such as human behavior, environmental agents like toxins and spores genetic triggers and geographical constraints. An epidemiologist can solve the ‘medical mystery’ by asking several questions. For example, they can question causes of a disease like cancer and its prevention. Another aspect is to study the ‘vector’ or host which carries the virus and transmits. At the next level, they study the population at risk from a new pathogen. With their research and studies, they aim to reduce risks of public health and work for the prevention of these diseases. From Hippocrates who was the first epidemiologist and found words like ‘epidemic’ and ‘endemic’ to Louis Pasteur who carried out groundbreaking research work on Rabies, epidemiologists have become vital for public health safety. Discover this space for the list of famous epidemiologists with their biographies that include trivia and interesting facts about them and also trace their timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Epidemiologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Max TheilerJanuary 30, 1899South AfricanMax Theiler was a South African-American virologist who developed a vaccine against yellow fever
Salvador MazzaFebruary 28, 1905ArgentinianSalvador Mazza was an eminent Argentinean physician and epidemiologist
Ronald RossMay 13, 1857BritishRonald Ross was a famous British Nobel-laureate, well-known for his extensive research on malaria
Carlo UrbaniOctober 19, 1956ItalianItalian epidemiologist Carlo Urbani was the first person who identified SARS as a highly contagious disease
Janet Lane-ClayponFebruary 3, 1877BritishDr
Max Theiler

Max Theiler

Max Theiler was a South African-American virologist who developed a vaccine against yellow fever

Ronald Ross

Ronald Ross was a famous British Nobel-laureate, well-known for his extensive research on malaria

BritishMay 13, 1857137 views

Carlo Urbani

Italian epidemiologist Carlo Urbani was the first person who identified SARS as a highly contagious disease

ItalianOctober 19, 1956130 views

Salvador Mazza

Salvador Mazza was an eminent Argentinean physician and epidemiologist