Who We Are

Valley Fever Center for Excellence
Medical Research Building
1656 E. Mabel St. #119
P.O. Box 245215
Tucson, Arizona 85724
Recorded Message Line: (520) 626-6517

We regret that we cannot call patients back, or provide individualized medical advice. For general Valley Fever questions please email us:  vfever@email.arizona.edu. However, Dr. Galgiani provides phone consultations with other medical professionals. If you would like, your doctor may call (520) 626-4968 or email vfever@email.arizona.edu for a consult with Dr. Galgiani.



John Galgiani, MD
Professor with Tenure
Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence

Fariba Donovan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Lisa Higgins, MPH
Associate Director, Valley Fever Initiatives

Lourdes Lewis
Research Specialist, Senior

Tao Peng
Research Specialist, Senior

Alejandra Mandel, PhD
Research Specialist, Principal

Lisa Shubitz, DVM
Research Scientist

Christine Butkiewicz, DVM, MPH, MLIS
Associate Research Scientist

Hien Trinh
Research Specialist, Senior

Lety Yzabal
Administrative Associate

Daniel Powell
Assistant Research Scientist

Hilary Moale
Assistant Research Scientist

Margaret McDermott-Kubeczko
Research Specialist, Senior

Vanessa Fisch
Student Office Assistant