Contact Information

Department Head:
Andrés G. (Willy) Lescano

Office phone: 011-51-1-614-4144

Dr. Lescano is a Peruvian PhD epidemiologist who graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2008). He has worked at NAMRU-6 since 2002 and has 50 international publications in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, many of them in parasitic infections.

Deputy Department Head:
Kimberly A. Edgel, Ph.D.

Office phone: 011-511-614-4157


Head, Iquitos Parasitology Unit:
Salomón Durand, MD

Office phone: 011-5165- 601-470 extension 1
Mobile phone: 011-5165-96561-8018

Dr. Durand is an infectious diseases clinician investigator who has been working at NAMRU-6 since 2002. He obtained his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru (1992) and completed residency training in infectious diseases in 1997. He has extensive experience in conducting malaria in vivo drug efficacy trials in the Peruvian rainforest.