Albert Icksang Ko MD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Department Chair - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInfectious DiseasesSchool of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases: Vector-borne; Global Health ConcentrationInternal Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Urban slum health, Leptospirosis; Dengue; Bacterial meningitis; Vaccine preventable diseases more...


  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Ko AI, Goarant C, Picardeau M. Leptospira: The dawn of the molecular genetics era for an emerging zoonotic pathogen. Nature Rev Microbiol. 2009;7(10)736-47.
  • Szonyi B, Agudelo-Flórez P, Ramírez M, Moreno N, Ko AI. An outbreak of severe leptospirosis in capuchin (Cebus) monkeys. Vet J. 2010 PMID: 20554228.
  • Campos LC, Carvalho MGS, Beall BW, Cordeiro SM, Takahashi D, Reis MG, Ko AI, Reis JN. Epidemiology and genetic diversity of S. pneumoniae serotype 6C isolates in Brazil. Diag Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009;65(2):112-15.



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