The International Alliance for the Control of Scabies (IACS) is a global network
committed to the control of human scabies and the promotion of health and wellbeing
of all those living in affected communities.


Steering Committee


Aileen Chang

Aileen is a dermatologist based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center and the University of California San Francisco. Her academic interests are centered on increasing dermatology capacity in local and global resource-limited settings through relevant training/education, patient care, and clinical research. Aileen's research is in management of chronic wounds, Kaposi sarcoma, lymphedema and characterization of skin diseases, including NTDs, in East Africa. She is also interested in community-based care delivery models and improving the interface between primary care and specialty care.

Olivier Chosidow

OC.JPGOlivier Chosidow, MD, PhD works at the Department of Dermatology, University-based Hospital Henri-Mondor, Créteil, France. He earned his medical degree in 1987 and became board-certified in Dermatology-Venereology in 1988. He early dedicated his career to clinical research, obtaining his master degree from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology in 1988 and was trained in Clinical Epidemiology in 1997. He became full Professor in 2000 and assumes his current position since 2009. He was President of the French Society of Dermatology (FSD) in 2013—2015, is currently President of the FSD Foundation, chairs the FSD infectious and STDs group and the FSD center of evidence. He has written around 480 publications and has a main interest in skin infectious diseases, including necrotizing fasciitis and scabies.

Wendemagegn Enbiale

Enbiale.pngWendemagegn is a Dermatovenerologist and Medical Doctor who received his Master in Public Health in 2013. He is an Associate Professor at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Wendemagegn has been involved in prevention and management of NTDs and authored about 12 papers. He has coordinated the survey and response to a major drought-associated epidemic of scabies in Ethiopia since 2015, and supports the regional health bureau and Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia, with technical expertise for scabies and NTD management, and serves on the Ministry of Health research advisory committee.

Daniel Engelman



Daniel is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, and Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and University of Melbourne, Australia. He has clinical experience in high scabies prevalence areas in northern Australia and the Pacific. Daniel's current research and public health interests include the diagnosis, treatment and community control of scabies, integrated control of NTDs affecting the skin, and prevention of rheumatic heart disease.

Claire Fuller

CF.jpgClaire is a Board Member of the International League of Dermatological Societies and Chair of International Foundation for Dermatology. She is a Consultant Dermatologist and Head of Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London. As a former Senior Lecturer at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre, Moshi Tanzania she has clinical experience of the practicalities of teaching and working in resource poor settings. Her research interests are in dermatological epidemiology in resource poor settings with a particular focus on neglected tropical diseases. In additional to her clinical expertise as a general and paediatric dermatologist for patients of darker skin types, she is also leads a genital dermatoses specialist skin service in the UK.

Patrick Lammie

PL.jpgPat Lammie is Principal Investigator on the 'Filling the Gaps' grant to the Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center at the Task Force for Global Health, where he provides technical guidance and strategic oversight to the projects. Pat is also a Senior Staff Scientist in the Disease Elimination and Control Group in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Pat received his PhD from Tulane University in 1983 following doctoral research on the immunology of experimental filariasis. He has been at CDC for more than 20 years where his principal focus has been lymphatic filariasis. His laboratory is heavily invested in efforts to develop new tools and strategies to monitor and evaluate filariasis and other NTDs.

Michael Marks

MMarks.pngMichael Marks is Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Michael lived in the Solomon Islands between 2013-2015 and continues to work in the Pacific. His major research interests are in strategies for the control of neglected tropical diseases in particular the endemic treponematoses and scabies which are both major public health problems in the region. Michael has lead research on the clinical epidemiology of NTDs in the Pacific and West Africa. His other major interest is in integrated strategies for the control of NTDs and he is an investigator on a number of trials exploring integrated mass-drug administration in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea. Clinically, Michael practices Infectious Diseases in London, United Kingdom. 

Andrew Steer

AS.JPGAndrew Steer is a Consultant Paediatrician and Infectious Diseases Physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and also holds positions as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Child Health in the University of Melbourne, and as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Menzies School of Health Research, Australia. Andrew has worked on scabies epidemiology in the Pacific since 1997 and is currently leading a mass drug administration trial of ivermectin and permethrin versus standard care in Fiji. Andrew's other research interests are group A streptococcal clinical and molecular epidemiology; group A streptococcal vaccine research; rheumatic heart disease pathogenesis, epidemiology and control; and epidemiology and control of tropical childhood bacterial skin diseases.


In addition to the Steering Committee, the following people have key roles in IACS activities: 

Margot Whitfeld   Lead, Advocacy and Fundraising
David Hendrickx  Lead, Control Scabies Online
Katja Fischer      Co-lead, Research and Publications
Kate Mounsey    Co-lead, Research and Publications


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