Isaac Traore

Doctoral Candidate

Isaac is a Ph.D. candidate in Global Infectious Disease Program at Georgetown University; a Fulbright Alumnus; and an MBA (Healthcare) candidate at the European Institute of Applied Science and Management (Czech Republic), with a strong interest in Global Health Security, Implementation Science, Public Health Emergencies, International Health Regulations, Antimicrobial Resistance, Laboratory Capacity Building, and Biorisk Management.

Isaac has a Master of Science in emergency preparedness from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Bachelor of Science in biological and applied medical Science from the Catholic University of Lyon (France); and has previously worked with several organizations in academic and humanitarian, and international assistance settings. As part of his Ph.D., Isaac is working under the supervision of Dr. Claire Standley on uncovering the Infectious causes of acute febrile illnesses in Guinea, evaluating the national surveillance system, and analyzing the national health policy.

He is also working on characterizing the co-infection of malaria and typhoid fever in Pakistan as well as on the Biosecurity Central project, the Elisabeth Grifing program, and other biosafety, biosecurity, and Biorisk management-related projects. He welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the research team on topics of mutual interest. 

As a Fall 2022 GHI student fellow, Isaac is also working with Dr. Ellie Graeden on Global Health Security, Biosecurity, and Biosafety. Finally, as an aspiring infectious disease specialist, Isaac hopes to continue exploring the infectious causes of acute febrile illnesses, strengthening countries’ surveillance systems, and pioneering good practices in global health security.