Dr. Mores is an arbovirologist, whose research program focuses on the role of viral characteristics in determining transmission potential. He holds a Master of Science in Tropical Public Health and Doctor of Science in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from Harvard University. Dr. Mores completed postdoctoral training in vector-borne and viral hemorrhagic fever viruses as a National Research Council Fellow at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). He has held professorships at the University of Florida and Louisiana State University where he investigated numerous outbreaks and led laboratories researching pathogen emergence. He was previously the head of the Virology and Emerging Infections Department at the US Naval Research Unit No. 6 in Peru, during which he investigated the initial Zika virus outbreak in the Americas and many other viral diseases. Dr. Mores is a Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, where he is Director of a laboratory in high containment research laboratory, and continues to work closely with the US government and industry on countermeasures to emerging disease threats.
Dr. Mores serves as the Program Director for the Global Health Epidemiology and Disease Control MPH program.