Alfonso Rodriguez-Morales, MD

Research Faculty

Dr. Alfonso Rodriguez-Morales is a research faculty at the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine of the Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Americas, in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia, a faculty member in the Master in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Peru.

Dr. Rodriguez-Morales is an expert in tropical and emerging diseases, particularly in zoonotic and vector-borne diseases – especially arboviral diseases – which now include COVID-19 and Monkeypox. He is president of the Publications and Research Committee of the Pan-American Infectious Diseases Association (API), and served as president of the Colombian Association of Infectious Diseases (ACIN) from 2021-2023. He is a member of the Committee on Tropical Medicine, Zoonoses, and Travel Medicine of ACIN, a member of the Council of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), and was vice-president of the Latin American Society for Travel Medicine (SLAMVI) (2021-2023).

Since 2014, Dr. Rodriguez-Morales has been recognized as a senior researcher by the Ministry of Science of Colombia. In 2021, he received the Raul Isturiz Award Medal of the API. That same year, he was awarded the Jose Felix Patiño Asclepius Staff Medal of the Colombian Medical College for his scientific contributions to COVID-19 during the pandemic. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Impact Factor 20.441.

He is a prolific researcher with a Scopus H-index of 55 (Google Scholar H-index of 77) with 730 publications indexed in Scopus.