Editor Profile

Mary E. Wilson, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Mary E. Wilson, MD, is Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan 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.


Consultant / Advisory board

FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Editorial boards

UpToDate; International Health; Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice; Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases

  • December 19, 2007

    MRSA: From Pigs to People

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    A new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain from an animal reservoir infects humans, accounting for >20% of study isolates from a national database in the Netherlands.

  • October 3, 2007

    Insecticide-Treated Bednets Improve Child Survival

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    Mortality rates were 44% lower in rural Kenyan children who used insecticide-treated bednets than in those who did not.

  • October 31, 2007

    Malaria Vaccine Safe and Immunogenic in Infants

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    A malaria vaccine candidate induced high titers of anticircumsporozoite antibodies in infants and had an adjusted efficacy of 66%.

  • December 26, 2007

    Canada Geese Susceptible to H5N1 Virus

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    H5N1 causes severe morbidity with pronounced neurologic signs in juvenile geese; previous infection with low-pathogenic H5 viruses partially protects against disease.

  • December 12, 2007

    Chikungunya Transmission in a Temperate RegionFree

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    More than 200 local residents in northeastern Italy were sickened by infection with chikungunya virus during the summer of 2007.

  • October 3, 2007

    Silent Dengue Transmission in Texas

    1. Mary E. Wilson, MD

    Recent dengue infection was found on both sides of the Texas–Mexico border in 2004; most instances were not detected by passive surveillance.