Daniel J. Tisch, Ph. D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Center for Global Health and Diseases
  • Ph.D 2004 Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.P.H 2000 International Health University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) 1996 Medical Parasitology, University of Glasgow, Scotland


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Epidemiology is the "study of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations, and the application of this study to control health problems" (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2001). As an epidemiologist, I work collaboratively with other members of the Center to integrate the basic sciences with population research to study infectious diseases impacting global health. My primary research focus is the treatment and control of lymphatic filariasis, a debilitating disease caused by parasitic worms that are transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. I am also actively involved in research on population immunology to malaria, schistosomiasis burden of disease, and studies that integrate parasite control programs. I specialize in the application of modern epidemiologic and statistical techniques to the design and analysis of cluster randomized field trials and observational studies.

My joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics' Center for the Modern Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and position as Epidemiology Track coordinator for the CASE Public Health Program, and participation in the CASE Framework for Global Health provide additional academic, research, and mentoring resources valuable to the Center's mission to "To promote health in the world and enrich our community".


Hiking the RokRok River as part of the Ecology of Infectious Diseases Project
to study the relationship between human, mosquito vector, environment, and
disease (malaria and lymphatic filariasis) in Papua New Guinea.



EPBI/INTH/MPHP 484: Geographic Medicine and Epidemiology

EPBI/MPHP 491: Case-Control Study Design and Analysis

INTH 301/401: Introduction to Global Health

Dr. Tisch is shown above with the 2007 Fogarty Trainees in Goroka
Papua New Guinea where he directs annual epidemiology and
biostatistics workshops.


Professional Memberships

Society for Epidemiologic Research

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

American Public Health Association

American Statistical Association

Society of Clinical Research Associates (CCRP certified)


Contact Information

Visitors and Deliveries:

  • Daniel J. Tisch, Ph. D., M.P.H..
    Case Western Reserve University
    Biomedical Research Building Suite 424
    2109 Adelbert Road
    Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 368-0875

Fax: (216) 368-4825

Email: daniel.tisch@case.edu

US Mail:

  • 10900 Euclid Avenue LC: 4983
    Cleveland, OH 44106
Daniel Tisch

Daniel J. Tisch, Ph. D., M.P.H.