Editor Profile

Mary E. Wilson, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Mary E. Wilson, MD, is Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health. Her academic interests include tuberculosis, ecology of infections, emergence of new infections, determinants of disease distribution, travel medicine, and vaccines. She has served on the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices of the CDC and the Academic Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico. Dr. Wilson has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases since the publication was launched in 1998.


Editorial boards

UptoDate; Clinical Infectious Diseases; RSTMH International Health; Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice; Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Summaries by Mary Wilson

  • July 14, 2014

    Model Predicts Burden of Childhood TB

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    The predicted burden of pediatric tuberculosis is substantially greater than has been suggested by previous estimates.

  • July 8, 2014

    Vivax Malaria: Not Always Benign

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    Among vivax malaria patients in coastal Peru in 2008–2009, 0.4% were critically ill — more than half of them with severe anemia.

  • May 19, 2014

    Brazil: Identifying World Cup Cities at Highest Risk for Dengue

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    A predictive model based on real-time seasonal climate forecasts and dengue incidence data can provide early warnings to World Cup cities at highest risk for outbreaks.

  • May 13, 2014

    Serologic Evidence of MERS-CoV Infection in Dromedaries in Africa

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    Dromedaries across wide areas of Africa have antibodies to MERS-CoV or a related virus; antibody positivity is correlated with the density of camel populations.

  • May 7, 2014

    Parasite Burden Alone Does Not Explain Severe Malaria

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    More than half of first episodes of severe falciparum malaria followed one or more previous infections; most high-density infections were not severe.

  • April 25, 2014

    Camels and MERS-CoV: New Results, Little Clarity

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    Infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus is widespread among dromedaries in the Middle East; viruses in humans and animals are similar, but routes of transmission remain unclear.