Herbert L DuPont, MD, MACP is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health, the Mary W. Kelsey Chair of Medical Sciences and Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School. He is Professor of Infectious Diseases at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
In the Infectious Diseases Society of America he served as Councilor 1978-1981, Secretary 1982-1987, President-Elect 1988-1989 and President 1989-1990. He also served as President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the American Clinical and Climatological Association and was the Founding President of the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Honors from universities include the Distinguished Achievement Award, Ohio Wesleyan University, the Distinguished Medical Achievement Award from Emory University Medical School, honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich, the University of Texas President’s Scholar Award for Research, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System and given the title Distinguished Teaching Professor of the University of Texas System.
Honors from professional societies include Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement (the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases), Laureate Award (Texas Chapter, the American College of Physicians [ACP]), and the Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infectious Diseases (Infectious Diseases Society of America).
He has authored or co-authored 744 scientific publications (396 peer-reviewed original science publications and 348 peer-reviewed scientific reviews or book chapters) and edited or written 19 books dealing with enteric and infectious diseases.