Dr. Thomas O'Brien is an infectious disease specialist in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 61 years.
In 1995, Dr. O'Brien became a Co-Founder of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance. And along with Dr. Stelling have been charged with developing, disseminating and supporting the free WHONET software, currently used to support surveillance activities in over 120 countries in over 2,300 hospital, public health, food, and veterinary laboratories.
Dr. John Stelling is Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance based at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
In 1991, Dr. Stelling graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology and in 1995 completed an internship in family practice at San Francisco General Hospital.
The focus of his work has been to support public health infrastructure for laboratory services, including three years as a Medical Officer with the World Health Organization Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring Unit, and advancing data management tools for laboratory-based surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
Since 1989, He has developed, disseminated and supported the free WHONET software, currently used to support surveillance activities in over 120 countries in over 2,300 hospital, public health, food, and veterinary laboratories.
Adam Clark is the WHONET software engineer. Clark began contributing to the WHONET sofware in 2010 as an "intern". Adam has a BS. in Computer Science from SUNY Potsdam, in Potsdam NY.
Since 2010 Clark has provided unparalled command of the WHONET software development center. Along with Dr. Stelling, was responsible for the successful migration of the WHONET VB6 codebase to the more modern Visual Studio Environment.
Adam has developed a number of supporting softwares that has helped to streamline the development to distribution pipeline and will continue to have a helpful impact for a long time to come.