Richard L. Guerrant, MD

Founding Director, Center for Global Health
Carter-Harrison Research Building (MR-6)

Dr. Richard Guerrant is an internationally-recognized expert on enteric infections. He is the founder and Director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia. He is also the Thomas H. Hunter Professor of International Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health.


Dr. Guerrant graduated from Davidson College and the UVa School of Medicine. He was trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Harvard Medical Service of the Boston City Hospital, the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins, and UVa.

Research Interests

Dr. Guerrant's research is focused on the recognition, diagnosis, pathogenesis, impact, and control of enteric infections and their consequences. He is also working to develop a network of Centers for Global Health at top institutions across the United States and abroad.


Dr. Guerrant is the author of more than 620 scientific and clinical articles, reviews, and major textbook chapters, and editor of six books, including a two-volume textbook, Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practices,and a book about lessons learned from his collaborations in Northeast Brazil, entitled At the Edge of Development: Health Crises in a Transitional Society. See PubMed Listings for Dr. Guerrant