Douglas R. Call

Senior Vice Provost and Regents Professor of Molecular Epidemiology at the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health

Washington State University

Dr. Call is a Regents’ Professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health (2012-present). Upon starting at WSU (2000), he initiated an antimicrobial-resistance research program at the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology 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 trained over 20 graduate students and published over 240 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 served as the chair of the WSU Faculty Senate in 2021-22, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Dr. Call engages with undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and visiting scholars across a wide range of topics from bench science to field work.