Evan Bloch, M.B.Ch.B., M.S. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bloch’s major research focus is in neglected and emerging infectious diseases particularly in the context of blood transfusion safety. Dr. Bloch has been an integral part of studies to develop both antibody and molecular tests for detection of Babesia. The studies have also been used to understand the biology of Babesia infection as well as to conduct surveillance outside of the US. Dr. Bloch is an active member of the International Society of Blood Transfusion infectious disease working party (co-chair parasite sub-group) and AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks). He has consulted on transfusion policy and development of clinical transfusion guidelines and hopes to use blood transfusion as a platform for infectious disease surveillance to guide programmatic support, particularly in low-resource settings.