Claire Panosian Dunavan, MD, DTM&H (London), is a long-time UCLA specialist in infectious diseases and tropical medicine with a second career in print and broadcast journalism. She attended Stanford University, Northwestern School of Medicine, and the London School of Hygiene and completed her training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Northwestern and Tufts-New England Medical Center. Dunavan has worked extensively overseas and previously served as President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is currently writing a popular book about modern foodborne infections and producing a one-hour documentary about rat lungworm disease, an exotic foodborne parasite which is now well-established in many tropical locales, including Hawaii.