Amy Vittor, MD, PhD, MHS

Vittor-Amy-200x300Amy Y. Vittor, MD, PhD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, Department of Medicine


Emerging Pathogens Institute
2055 Mowry Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32611





MHS Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health International Health, Disease Control and Prevention
PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
MD Stanford University School of Medicine
Internship University of Pennsylvania Medicine
Residency University of Pennsylvania Physician-scientist track
Fellowship University of Pennsylvania Infectious Diseases
Post-doctoral fellowship University of Texas Pathology

Research Interests

  • Field experimental methods for determining enzootic hosts
  • Human immunological and genetic susceptibility to alphaviruses
  • Epidemiology of eastern equine encephalitis
  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis in Panama

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Infectious Disease Society of America/HIVMA


  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine


  • Tucker Lima JM, Vittor A, Rifai S, Valle D. Does deforestation promote or inhibit malaria transmission in the Amazon? A systematic literature review and critical appraisal of the effect of deforestation on malaria. Phil Trans Royal Soc B 2016 (in press).
  • Vittor AY. Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus infection. In BMJ Best Practice.
  • Vittor AY.  Eastern equine encephalitis virus infection. In BMJ Best Practice
  • Toai NP, Chinh DV, Vittor AY, Huy NN. Associations between dengue hospitalizations and climate in Can Tho, Vietnam, 2001 – 2011. Environment Asia 2016 9(2): 55-63.
  • Vittor AY. Zika. Decision Support in Medicine (, online resource. 2016.
  • Vittor AY, Armien B, Gonzalez P, Carrera JP, Dominguez C, Valderrama A, Glass GE, Beltran D, Cisneros J, Wang E, Castillo A, Moreno B, Weaver SC. Epidemiology of emergent eastern equine encephalitis in a region with endemic Venezuelan equine encephalitis: initial host studies and human cross-sectional study in Darien, Panama. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 10(4):e0004554.
  • Omballa VO, Musyoka RN, Vittor AY, et al. Serological evidence of the geographic distribution of bacterial zoonotic agents in Kenya, 2007. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 94(1): 43-51.
  • Ochieng C, Ahenda P, Vittor AY, Nyoka R, Gikunju S, Wachira C, Waiboci L, Umuro M, Kim AY, Nderitu L, Juma B, Montgomery JM, Breiman RF, Fields B. Seroprevalence of dengue, Rift Valley fever and chikungunya virus infections in Kenya, 2007. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132645.
  • Vittor AY, Garland JM, Gilman RH. Molecular diagnosis of TB in the HIV positive population. Annals of Global Health 2014 80(6):476-485.
  • Hahn MB, Olson SH, Vittor AY, Barcellos C, Patz JA, Pan W. Conservation and malaria in the Brazilian Amazon. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 90(4):591-4.
  • Vittor AY, Cherabuddi K. Chikungunya. Decision Support in Medicine (, online resource. 2014.
  • Carrera JP, Forrester N, Wang E, Vittor AY, Haddow A, Lopes-Verges S, Abadia I, Castano E, Sosa N, Baez C, Estripeaut D, Diaz Y, Beltran D, Cisneros J, Cedeno HG, Travassos da Rosa AP, Hernandez H, Martinez-Torres AO, Tesh RB, Weaver SC. Eastern Equine Encephalitis: first documented outbreak from Latin-America. N Engl J Med. 2013 369(8):732-44.