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Dr. Edward Wenger directs the IDM global health research program, which includes analyses related to malaria, HIV, TB, pneumonia, enteric diseases, and emergent pathogens. Before joining the disease-modeling program in 2011, Dr. Wenger managed the development, validation, and release of reconstruction and simulation algorithms for the heavy-ion project of the CMS experiment at CERN. He supervised the processing and distribution of a petabyte of data from the first heavy-ion collision run, and directed the planning and execution of the first silicon-based analyses. Dr. Wenger graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.