Daniel J. Tisch, PhD, MPH

Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Master of Public Health Program
Center for Global Health and Diseases
School of Medicine
Member of the Board of Directors
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

Dr. Daniel Tisch has over two decades’ experience as an epidemiologist, biostatistician, and data core director in field studies of infectious diseases in the USA, South Pacific, and Africa. He has been active in the development of education and training in epidemiology, biostatistics, and databases in low-resource settings in the USA and internationally. His primary research focus is the monitoring and elimination of neglected diseases including lymphatic filariasis, a debilitating disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. He is also actively involved in research on the diagnostics and epidemiology of COVID-19 malaria, schistosomiasis, and integrated parasite control programs. He specializes in the application of modern epidemiologic and statistical techniques to the design and analysis of cluster randomized field trials and observational studies. During COVID-19, Dr. Tisch assembled a core team of faculty staff and students to partner with the Cleveland Department of Public Health to respond to the pandemic in our community.  This innovative partnership has helped further integrate academic public health, public health training, and public health practice in our region. Dr. Tisch is the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 

Teaching Information

Courses Taught

EPBI/PQHS 483 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Global Health and Epidemiology

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology of COVID-19, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, and schistosomiasis
  • Infectious disease control and elimination
  • Design and evaluation of diagnostics, monitoring tools, and disease elimination strategies

Awards and Honors

Learning Fellows 2.0
Case Western Reserve University
Active Learning Mentoring Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University
Active Learning Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University
Mentor Fellowship
Learning Fellowship
UCITE Glennan Fellowship

Professional Memberships

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
American Public Health Association
Society of Clinical Research Associates (CCRP certified)


Find Dr. Tisch's publications here.


Editorial roles 
  • American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, biostatistical editor


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Public Health
International Health University of Michigan School of Public Health
Bachelor of Science with honors
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Medical Parasitology

Additional Information

Contributions to science 

  • Epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis elimination
  • Molecular epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis
  • Epidemiology of malaria


Student and mentee totals, over Case Western Reserve University career:

  • Master’s: More than 150   
  • PhD: 2           
  • PhD graduates’ current careers: 
    • Makerere University, faculty
    • Post-doctoral Training

Teaching and training, International: 

  • Course Director: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, (Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research, Goroka, Papua New Guinea)
  • Faculty: Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research)
  • Course Director: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research)   
  • Director: Field Training on Dengue Surveillance (Bahai, Brazil, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
  • Director: Field Training on Dengue (Puerto Rico and Florida, CDC)
  • Director: Field Survey Research Training (Key West Florida, CDC and Monroe, Florida Department of Health)