Douglas Call

Regents Professor of Molecular Epidemiology at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health, Washington State University

Doug Call is a Regents Professor of molecular epidemiology in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health. He received his B.S. degree from WSU (1987), his M.S. from Humboldt State University (1990) and his PhD from WSU (1997). After three years of postdoctoral training (Univ. of Michigan and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), he initiated an antimicrobial-resistance research program (2000) at WSU and became a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014 in recognition for his contributions to food and water safety, particularly through molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistant bacteria in agricultural systems. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers with past and ongoing antimicrobial-resistance research within communities and hospitals in Tanzania, Kenya, and Guatemala with support from the CDC, NIH, NSF, and Wellcome Trust. In 2021 he received the Washington State University Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award in recognition of his scholarship and professional service. He is also serving as the chair of the WSU Faculty Senate during the 2021 academic year.