About Me

My name is John Openshaw and I am an infectious disease physician, medical epidemiologist, and public and global health researcher. 

Before going into medicine, I trained in ecology and political science. 

I have extensive experience implementing health related data collection and interventions across high and low resource settings, from dense urban informal settlements to remote rural areas. I have worked across academia, government, and health-related start-ups. 

My main academic interest is in the interplay between the environment and pathogens and my work is focused on developing new and creative ways to detect, measure, and mitigate infectious disease threats. 

In addition to my scientific work, I spend a lot of time in the wilderness, on the water doing a variety of wind sports, and writing and reading.