University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mary Wilson


M.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Departments & Organizations

Clinical Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco
Adjunct Professor, Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Mary E. Wilson, M.D, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH, is a clinical professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, University of California-San Francisco and an adjunct professor of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her academic interests include the ecology of infections and emergence of microbial threats, travel medicine and vaccines.

Wilson has served on Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Academic Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico and on five committees for the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine). She is a member of the Microbial Threats Forum at the National Academies. She is one of the medical editors for CDC’s Health Information for International Travel.

Wilson has worked in Haiti at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital and helped to develop the Harvard-Brazil Collaborative Course, taught in Brazil. She serves on several editorial boards and is an associate editor for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases. She is the author of A World Guide to Infections: Diseases, Distribution, Diagnosis (Oxford University Press), senior editor of Disease in Evolution: Global Changes and Emergence of Infectious Diseases (New York Academy of Sciences) and editor of New and Emerging Infectious Diseases (Medical Clinics of North America). She served on the Board of Trustees for icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh) for six years.