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 & 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 principal WHONET software engineer. He has been working with the project since 2011.
Since then, he has greatly refactored and extended the desktop applications WHONET and BacLink, improved the web version of WHONET, created the WHONET Automation Tool, and the AMR Interpretation Engine among other accomplishments.
Adam has also developed a number of supporting softwares that have helped streamline the development-to-distribution pipeline and will continue to have a substantive impact for years to come.
Rob Peters is the principal WHONET software QA analyst. He has been working with the project since 2011.
Since then, he has contributed to stream-lining the user experience, modeled WHONET's ability to analyze multiple laboratories at the local and state levels, modernized and rebranded the WHONET logo, website, documentation, and training materials.
Since 2011 Rob has trained numerous US hospital staff and infection preventionist how to use WHONET to collect and share important Multi-drug resistant organisms with the CDC's NHSN, MDRO-CDI Reporting Module.
Rob is personally responsible for assisting with hundreds of submissions to the NHSN, MDRO-CDI Reporting Module through the use of the WHONET-Web tool.