Host Bios

People Parasites and Plagues Podcast

Bios of hosts and production team:

Rice Sabriya
Sabriya Rice Consultant

Ms. Rice is the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. She has over 15 years of experience as a health and medical journalist, and now directs a professional master’s degree program that prepares students to cover health and medicine.


Donald Harn
Donald Harn Executive Producer

Dr. Harn is a Professor of Infectious Diseases and Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator. His research includes work on novel anti-inflammatory agents, and vaccine discovery and development. He is the director of the UGA Faculty of Infectious Diseases


Dariel Stanford
Dariel Stanford Producer

Ms. Stanford is a student in the Grady Colleges master’s degree program in Health Media and Communication. She has a degree in Health Promotion and Behavior from UGA, and several years’ experience in the field of health care.


Liliana Salvador
Liliana Salvador Host

Dr. Salvador is an Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Department of Infectious Disease and the Institute of Bioinformatics. She is a computational biologist by training, and studies the spatio-temporal dynamics of disease.


David Peterson
David Peterson Host

Dr. Peterson is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, and faculty in the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases. His research focuses on genetic diversity of parasites infecting both humans and animals.


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Funding: Funding for this podcast is provide by the University of Georgia through the Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Grady College of Journalism.