George Stewart


Dr. George Stewart, professor, has taught epidemiology, public health preparedness, immunology, parasitology and medical microbiology.

Stewart combines his extensive scientific research on infectious and parasitic diseases with a career in academe that spans 42 years.

His areas of research are the pathophysiology and pathobiochemistry of infectious diseases, and modulation of mammalian immune response by disease agents. At the core of this research is his focus on infectious agents, including protozoan parasites (Leishmania and Trypanosoma cruzi), parasitic flatworms (Schistosoma and Fasciola), dengue virus, roundworms (Dirofilaria, Ancylostoma, Trichinella and Trichuris) and a long list of other parasitic organisms. 

He has collaborated on a variety of studies with the United States Army Medical Research Institute for infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization. He also shares his expertise with many drug and diagnostic companies on problems associated with the treatment and diagnosis of infectious diseases. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture and American Type Culture Collection.

During the course of his career, he has published close to 80 journal articles, reviews and book chapters on various aspects of parasitic and infectious diseases.

He is working with Tulane University to develop an Emerging Scholars program in environmental health for local secondary schools. At UWF, he has created courses in epidemiology of infectious disease, immunology and human sex. He has designed and taught, both in traditional classroom settings and online, a list of medically-related courses.

He received a bachelor of science degree from Tulane University and doctorate in parasitology from Rice University.  

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