Herbert L. DuPont, MD, is chief of internal medicine and the medical director of travel medicine at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, as well as the director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas - Houston School of Public Health. He holds the following faculty appointments in Houston: H. Irving Schweppe Jr., MD, Chair and vice chairman of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine; and Mary W. Kelsey Chair of Medical Sciences at The University of Texas – Houston. He is also professor of epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health and clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas – Houston. He is an adjunct professor in the department of microbiology and immunology at Baylor and at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, DuPont was awarded a doctor of medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He then completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Minnesota and an infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Maryland. He also served as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the CDC.
DuPont was the recipient of the Harry A. Feldman Presidential Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He has been president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and the International Society of Travel Medicine. He is a member of these organizations as well as the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and the Association of American Physicians. DuPont’s research has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Infectious Diseases, Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet.