Eric A. Ottesen
Technical Director, Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program
Eric Ottesen is technical director of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Program at RTI and director of the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center at the Task Force for Global Health in Atlanta. He has more than 35 years of experience dealing with parasitic diseases, 22 years at the National Institutes of Health and the last 15 years working for or with the World Health Organization to promote global health through the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis), a parasitic and infectious tropical disease. Dr. Ottesen won the Bernhard Nocht Medal from the German Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health in 2001, the Donald Mackay Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Royal Society of Tropical Medicine in 2003, and the Joseph F. Smadel Award from the Infectious Disease Society of America in 2004.
MD, Harvard University; AB (honors), Princeton University.
Kabore, A., Biritwum, N.K., Downs, P.W., Soares Magalhaes, R.J., Zhang, Y., & Ottesen, E.A. (Mar 2013)
Hanson, C., Weaver, A., Zoerhoff, K.L., Kabore, A., Linehan, M., Doherty, A., Engels, D., Savioli, L., & Ottesen, E.A. (Mar 2012)
Linehan, M., Hanson, C., Weaver, A., Baker, M., Kabore, A., Zoerhoff, K.L., Sankara, D., Torres, S., & Ottesen, E.A. (Jan 2011)
Chu, B.K., Hooper, P.J., Bradley, M.H., McFarland, D.A., & Ottesen, E.A. (Jun 2010)
Kyelem, D., Biswas , G., Bockarie, M.J., Bradley, M.H., El-Setouhy, M., Fischer, P.U., Henderson, R.H., Kazura, J.W., Lammie, P.J., Njenga, S.M., Ottesen, E.A., et al. (Oct 2008)