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William John Moss, MD

Head of Epidemiology, IVAC


Departmental Affiliation(s):

Division: Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Joint)
International Health (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6547
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


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MD , Columbia University , 1984
MPH , Columbia University , 1995


William Moss is a pediatrician with subspecialty training in infectious diseases, and has worked in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Zambia among other countries. His broad research interests are the epidemiology and control of childhood infections in resource-poor countries. His primary research interest is in understanding the impact of the HIV epidemic on measles control and eradication. His current project is to understand how immune reconstitution following antiretroviral therapy impacts immune responses to measles vaccine. He has ongoing studies of the care and treatment of HIV-infected children in rural southern Zambia to understand barriers to care in rural sub-Saharan Africa, and on-going studies of the epidemiology and control of malaria in Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of an NIH-funded International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research. Additional research interests include child health in complex emergencies and the impact of maternal schistosomiasis on offspring immune responses in a murine model.

Honors and Awards

1999-2001 Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development presented by the Infectious Disease Society of America 

2001 The Gustave J. Martin Innovative Research Fund Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Faculty Innovation Fund

2007-2008 Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award. Student Assembly Honors & Awards Committee. Bloomberg School of Public Health

Infectious diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, infectious disease epidemiology, child health, pediatrics, measles, HIV, malaria, complex emergencies, Africa, India

    Publications of greatest interest


    Bobat R, Coovadia H, Stephen C, Naidoo KL, McKerrow N, Black RE, Moss WJ.  Safety and efficacy of zinc supplementation in HIV-infected children: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2005;366:1862-7.


    Moss WJ, Scott S, Mugala N, Ndhlovu Z, Beeler J, Audet S, Ngala M, Mwangala S, Nkonga-Mwangilwa C, Ryon JR, Monze M, Kasolo F, Quinn TC, Cousens S, Griffin DE, Cutts FT.  Immunogenicity of standard-titre measles vaccine in HIV-1-infected and uninfected Zambian children: an observational study. J Infect Dis 2007;196;347-55.


    Lowther SA, Curriero FC, Kalish B, Shields TM, Monze M, Moss WJ.  Population immunity to measles virus and the effect of HIV-1 infection after a mass measles vaccination campaign in Lusaka, Zambia: a cross-sectional survey. Lancet 2009;373:1025-32. 


    Rainwater-Lovett K, Nkamba H, Mubiana-Mbewe M, Bolton-Moore C, Moss WJ. Changes in measles serostatus among HIV-infected Zambian children initiating antiretroviral therapy before and after the 2010 measles outbreak: a prospective cohort study. J Infect Dis 2013; 208:1747-55. PMCID: PMC3814842