Brief Biographical Statement James M. Hughes, M.D. February, 2013 James M. Hughes, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Emory University. Prior to joining Emory, he worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), initially as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer and ultimately as Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases from 1992-2005. Dr. Hughes received his M.D. degree from Stanford University and trained in internal medicine at the University of Washington, infectious diseases at the University of Virginia, and preventive medicine at CDC. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Vice-Chair of the IOM Forum on Microbial Threats, and a past president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), and IDSA. He also serves as a member of the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology, Board of Governors of AAM, and Board of Directors of the EcoHealth Alliance. His areas of interest include emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, strategies for improving adolescent immunization coverage, and policies and practices for preventing, rapidly detecting, and responding to emerging diseases.