About Shoreland

Advisors & Collaborating Partners

Since it began publishing Travax in 1986, Shoreland has reached out to many of the most talented and respected leaders in the fields of travel and tropical medicine, as well as occupational health and safety. This robust blend of experience has helped to shape Travax into a trusted clinical decision-support tool and to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of its recommended risk-mitigation measures.

Travel Medicine Advisory Board


David Brett-Major, MD, MPH, FACP—Professor, Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Diseases, Global Center for Health Security Scholar, University of Nebraska Medical Center; former Sanford Chair in Tropical Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; Associate Director for Clinical Research, Military HIV Research Program, and Director, Field Laboratory Operations, Naval Medical Research Center.

Senior Advisors

Hana Akselrod, MD, MPH—Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, George Washington University; Director, GW-NASTAD HIV Summit; former COVID-19 Response Lead, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates; co-founder, DC Trop Med Talks.

Sahbi Bachrouch, MD, MSS—Regional Director, Africa and Southern Europe; former commander Bizerte and Gabes Military Hospitals, and the Military Health College, Tunisia; former commander or chief of readiness for Tunisian military medical support missions to peacekeeping or humanitarian operations in Cambodia, Somalia, Rwanda, Albania, and Algeria.

Jim Fike, MD, FACP—Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; former Director, US Air Force International Health Specialist Program; former Global Health Consultant, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs International Health Division.

Lewis A. Hofmann, MD, FAAFP—Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; former White House Physician; former Flight Surgeon to Air Force One; Past President, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP).

Mark Riddle, MD, DrPH, FISTM—Director, Pfizer Vaccine Clinical Research and Development; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (Adjunct); Fellow, International Society of Travel Medicine; former Professor and Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; former Director, U.S. Military Diarrheal Diseases Vaccine Research Program, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity.


Lin H. Chen, MD, FASTMH, FISTM—Director, Travel Medicine Center, Mount Auburn Hospital; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Former President, International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM); Editorial Board, Journal of Travel Medicine; Section Editor, Current Infectious Diseases Reports; Scientific Program Committee, International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) in 2008 and 2010.

Jeff Goad, Pharm.D., MPH, FISTM—Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chapman University School of Pharmacy; Travel Clinic Consultant, Chapman University Student Health Center; Chair, American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-based Travel Health Advanced Competency Training; Chair, Continuous Professional Development Committee, ISTM; Past Chair, Pharmacist Professional Group, ISTM.

Susan M. Kuhn, MD—Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Calgary; Pediatric Tropical Medicine Clinic, Alberta Children’s Hospital; Editorial Board, Journal of Travel Medicine.

Anne E. McCarthy, MD, DTMH, FASTMH, FISTM—Director, Tropical Medicine and International Health Clinic, Ottawa Hospital; President-Elect, International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM); Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa; United Nations Examining Physician; Director, Canadian Malaria Network; Past-Chair, CATMAT.

Richard J. Tubb, MD—Brigadier General, USAF (retired); Diplomate, American Board of Family Physicians; White House Physician, Emeritus; former Deputy Assistant and Physician to the President; White House Physician 1995-2009; Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Travax International Partners

Shoreland utilizes its own global network of active practitioners and leading academic faculty in the fields of travel and tropical medicine, providing ongoing information about local health conditions and care capabilities, plus unusual patient issues they encounter, and responding to periodic surveys related to Travax content. Our partners network covers 6 continents with on-the-ground collaborative input.

Multi-National Organization Collaborative Group

In 2002, Shoreland established a collaborative working group of medical directors from corporations and government entities with physical operations and medical personnel in nearly every country. The group provides feedback on Travax recommendations and monitors for unusual local health activity, providing valuable on-the-ground knowledge when unusual outbreaks occur.