Rodrigo Hasbun, M.D., M.P.H., obtained his medical degree at the Autonomous University of Central America in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1991. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1994. Dr. Hasbun then went to Yale University for 5 years for a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Research by obtaining a National Research Service Award grant and by enrolling in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. During this time, he conducted studies in meningitis and endocarditis that have been incorporated into national guidelines. In 1999, he joined Tulane University in New Orleans where he obtained an MPH in Clinical Research and received an NIH K23 training grant to study adults with the aseptic meningoencephalitis syndrome. He joined the University of Texas Medical School in September 2008 and has validated and expanded his meningoencephalitis study to multiple centers and to the pediatric population. He has also obtained funding from the Baylor UT CFAR to study HIV associated neurocognitive disorders and is co-investigator of the R01 funded West Nile encephalitis cohort study and the U24 funded National Neuro AIDS Tissue Consortium.