Physician-scientist; board certified internist and infectologist.
Research Interests: Humoral and cellular immune responses (adaptive immunity) to organisms causing neglected tropical infectious diseases including Plasmodium (malaria), Leptospira, Mycobacteria, Burkholderia psuedomallei (melioidosis) through novel techniques.
Clinical Interests: The application of microbiology by trainees in the setting of improving infection outcomes at large academic medical centers. The identification and prevention of noscomial infections and epidemic phenomenon within large academic medical centers. Neglected tropical diseases and travel medicine. Primary and secondary immunodeficiencies.
Education & Training
University of California at San DiegoPOST_DOCTORAL_FELLOWSHIP
University of California San DiegoFELLOWSHIP
University of Alabama Medical CenterRESIDENCY
University of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
College of Biomedical Sciences, Barry University OTHER_TRAINING
University of South FloridaOTHER_TRAINING
Certifications & Licensure
FL State Medical License2014 - 2022
CA State Medical License2009 - 2014
AL State Medical License2008 - 2009
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
American Board of Internal MedicineInfectious Disease
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
Exemplary mentor AwardUF Department of Medicine, 2019
Excellence in Teaching AwardUF Department of Medicine, 2016
Celebration of Research Awardee; Assistant Professor CategoryUF Department of Medicine, 2016
Honorable Mention Award: Best Teaching, Internal Medicine ResidentDepartment of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009
TIME-R AwardUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, 2007
Weppelmann, T. A., Norris, M. H., von Fricken, M. E., Khan, S. R., Okech, B. A., Cannella, A. P., Schweizer, H. P., Sanford, D. C., Tuanyok, A.> ;The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2018 Sep 19
Lehmann, J. S., Fouts, D. E., Haft, D. H., Cannella, A. P., Ricaldi, J. N., Brinkac, L. M., Harkins, D. M., Durkin, S., Sanka, R., Sutton, G. G., Moreno, A., Vinetz, J...> ;PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2013 Oct 8