James Wilson V, MD, Pediatrics, Reno, NV


Pediatrics Reno, NV

Director, Nevada Medical Intelligence Center

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  • Dr. James M Wilson is the Director of the Nevada Medical Intelligence Center at the University of Nevada-Reno. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified, practicing pediatrician who specializes in operational medical intelligence, with a focus on the anticipation, detection, and warning of infectious disease crises. He has led the creation of several of the most powerful systems in the world used for anticipation and detection of infectious disease crises and disasters. Dr. Wilson was the first operations chief of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Biosurveillance Integration Center and worked with the Intelligence Community during the birth of formal health security intelligence in the mid-2000s. Dr. Wilson led the private intelligence teams that provided warning of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, discovery of the United Nations as the source of the 2010 cholera disaster in Haiti, and several investigations of alleged and confirmed biological weapon deployments. Dr. Wilson is a strong advocate for effective and accountable global health security intelligence and the need for credible and balanced threat assessments.

Education & Training

  • Georgetown University HospitalGeorgetown University HospitalResidency
  • University of Cincinnati College of MedicineUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineMedical School

Certifications & Licensure

  • NV State Medical LicenseNV State Medical License 2014 - 2019
  • CO State Medical LicenseCO State Medical License 2011 - 2015
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare Marquis Whos Who

Publications & Presentations

  • Journal Articles
  • Trigger events: enviroclimatic coupling of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks.  Pinzon JE, Wilson JM, Tucker CJ, Arthur R, Jahrling PB, Formenty P., Am J Trop Med Hyg
  • Climate-based health monitoring systems for eco-climatic conditions associated with infectious diseases.  Pinzon E, Wilson JM, Tucker CJ., Bull Soc Pathol Exot
  • Reanalysis of the anthrax epidemic in Rhodesia, 1978–1984  James M. Wilson​, Walter Brediger, Thomas P. Albright, Julie Smith-Gagen, PeerJ, 11/10/2016
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Research History

  • Director, Nevada Medical Intelligence Center @ the University of Nevada-RenoThis is the first operational infectious disease forecast station in the United States that operates at the state level.

Industry Relationships

  • Co-founder, Ascel Bio, IncThe first commercial infectious disease forecast company in the world.
  • CEO and Founder, M2 Medical Intelligence, IncM2 is the premiere intelligence service for medical systems, leveraging the sole operational infectious disease forecast system in the world for disease activity and drug resistance.
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