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About the Author - Manuel F. Lluberas

A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Mr. Lluberas obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez in 1980. He then entered the University of Wyoming to pursue his interest in medical and veterinary entomology, working with vectors of human and zoonotic diseases. He left Wyoming in 1984 after completing graduate school, having his name added to Who's Who among American Colleges and Universities, and graduating with distinction.

Manuel joined the Navy as a medical entomologist, where he served over 11 years, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. As a Naval medical entomologist and medical intelligence officer, he deployed with U. S. armed service units to various African countries to conduct joint medical operations and disaster relief exercises with local armed forces. He also directed several malaria and fever-of-unknown-origin outbreak investigations for the World Health Organization on the African continent. He was chosen to be the special advisor for preventative medicine during the extraction of the American Embassy from Liberia, known as Operation Sharp Edge. He later directed vector-related activities during Desert Shield and Desert Storm and within Kuwait following its liberation. Mr. Lluberas directed preventive medicine activities for temporary Cuban camps during Operation Restore Hope in the Panama Canal Zone. These and other activities earned him numerous awards including two nominations for the Charles Stevenson Award for Excellence in Preventive Medicine, the top Naval award for this specialty.

Mr. Lluberas is the Vector Control Systems Manager for Hudson. He also chairs the Science and Technology Committee of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations. Mr. Lluberas provides assistance and expertise in disease vector and environmental management and public health to international agencies and non-governmental institutions worldwide. In addition, he frequently collaborates with ministries of health, the World Health Organization, Pan-American Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

 

You can contact Mr. Lluberas at lluberas@hdhudson.com