Center for International Health Research
Rhode Island Hospital

Lisa Ganley-Leal, PhD

Lisa Ganley-Leal, PhD is an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Prior to joining the Center for International Health Research, she was an assistant professor of medicine and microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine section of infectious diseases. 

Ganley-Leal has conducted field studies on human schistosomiasis since 2000. Her postdoctoral training focused on defining the correlates of immunity in schistosomiasis in western Kenya in the laboratory of Evan Secor, PhD at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. She has continued this work in Kenya with Pauline Mwinzi, PhD, of the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kisian. Ganley-Leal and Mwinzi have published several papers on the role of CD23 and lgE in mediating host protection in schistosomiasis and recently completed a Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenge project on vaccine distribution through medicine shops in emerging markets. 

Ganley-Leal is currently working with Jennifer Friedman, MD, PhD on defining the role of systemic LPS in mediating pathology in schistosomiasis.