Emma Fritzen, MSMPH, HCC Manager

As manager of the Human Challenge Center at the Center for Infectious Disease Research Emma Fritzen received her Master’s degree from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and her Bachelors in Science at University of California, Davis.

As functional area lead of the clinical facilities at the Center for Mosquito Production and Malaria Infection Research part of the Center for Infectious Disease Research, Emma is responsible for manufacture of P. falciparum infected Anopheles stephensi mosquiotes under current Good Manufacturing Practices for the purpose of clinical trial material production. Emma is also responsible for the management of CeMPMIR’s operational site for distribution, maintenance, change control used within our clinical unit. Stringent care and attention is necessary for the manufacture and supply of clinical trial material, Emma believes combating disease through the integration of research, education and trial advocacy is vital for advancing curative knowledge and patient care.

Emma also acts as microscopy coordinator and acting expert microscopist overseeing operations of the microscopy team both during and post-trial; as well as management of the communication and coordination of clinical trial partners and microscopy groups.

The HCC manager supports, facilitates and coordinates daily clinical trial activities. She is accountable for the overall day to day operations of the Malaria Human Challenge Center (HCC), including operating clinical GMP insectary; supervising challenge center and CeMPMIR staff, project management of all aspects of challenge portion of malarial clinical trials.