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Michael Osterholm

pramesh Published On Sat Jul 11 2020   Modified On Mon Aug 10 2020
Michael Osterholm

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Full NameMichael T. Osterholm
First NameMichael
Middle NameT.
Last NameOsterholm
Birth NameMichael T. Osterholm
Professioninfectious disease epidemiologist, regents lecturer, television icon and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy(CiDRAP)
Birth CityLowa
Birth CountryUnited States
Father Professionnewspaper cameraman
Gender IdentityMale
Marital StatusSingle
AwardsMore than 10 honorary awards
FilmographyTelevision appearance in more than 10 reality shows
EducationPh.D. holder after completion of his study in Environmental Health at the University of Minnesota
Height170 cm
Weight68 kg
Networth$2 M
Twitter Profile
Insta Profile
Date of BirthMarch 10,1953
Age67 years


    of Michael Osterholm

    What is Michael Osterholm marital status ?Single
    What is the height of Michael Osterholm?170 cm
    What is the weight of Michael Osterholm?68 kg

    Who is Michael Osterholm?

    Michael T. Osterholm, shortly known as Michael Osterholm, is an American infectious disease epidemiologist, regents lecturer, television icon and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CiDRAP) at the University of Minnesota, who currently is releasing podcasts with weekly updates on the pandemic disease, Covid-19.

    Why is Michael Osterholm famous?

    Michael Osterholm is among the famous epidemiologist trusted by all Americans over his numerous researches and for over 45 years of experience in the medical field. 

    Moreover, he is recently known for a podcast regarding the widely spreading pandemic viral disease, Covid-19, which first started appearing in Wuhan city of China.

    Michael Osterholm

    Moreover, Michael Osterholm is also accessible on social media and has over 8.2k followers on Instagram and over 28.3k followers on Twitter.

    Michael Osterholm's Bio, Early life and Career

    Michael Osterholm was born on the 10th of March, 1953, in Waukon, Iowa, as the son of a newspaper cameraman. 

    He also stated that his father is an abusive drunkard who used to torture him physically and the information about his mother and siblings, is still under review.

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    In 1975, Osterholm completed his graduation with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Political Science from Luther College. 

    Later, he received his Masters's degree in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota in 1976. 

    In 1980, he became a Ph.D. holder after completion of his study in Environmental Health at the University of Minnesota.

    Michael Osterholm giving an interview

    If we talk about his area of expertise, there aren't any health-related fields he hasn't dedicated his time to and work for.

    Up until now, Dr. Osterholm has worked as a McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director CIDRAP, a professor in the Technological Leadership Institute, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Science and Engineering, and an adjunct lecturer in the Medical School, all at the University of Minnesota.

    He also has served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State starting from June 2018 through May 2019 and also being on the Board of Regents at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

    Besides these accomplishments, he is also a book writer of Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs In March of 2017 alongside Mark Olshaker.

    The author of The Hot Zone, Richard Preston, has also commented on the book, saying, "It looks at the threat of emerging diseases with clarity and realism, which offers us not just fear but plans." 

    MinnPost also released a two-part interview alongside Osterholm relating the book in April 2017. Osterholm is the writer for more than 315 papers and abstracts, which includes 21 book chapters.

    Further, Osterholm is also an infectious disease epidemiologist, who has given his opinions about the lack of international preparation for an influenza pandemic. 

    After 2009–10 pandemic from influenza, he has also stated that US officials should be prepared from such invents in the coming future. 

    Osterholm has released several commentaries in The New York Times, most lately on the consequences of reductions in funding for research and vaccine development, and how it has affected our capacity to respond to new infectious disease threats.

    Osterholm has mentioned some international leaders to reduce the use of biological agents as weapons that target civilians. 

    For this, he also worked as a personal advisor to the late Jordan's King, Hussein. Beneath Osterholm's leadership, CIDRAP has worked as an associate in the Department of Homeland Security's BioWatch campaign since 2003. 

    As of 2020, widely spreading pandemic disease, Covid-19, he has released a podcast with several episodes about its consequence in the world and how we can be saved from it.

    Osterholm also has received awards for some overwhelming achievements in his life, including an honorary doctorate certification from Luther College with CSTE; the Charles C. Shepard Science Award, the Pump Handle Award, CDC; the Harvey W. Wiley Medal, FDA; the Squibb Award, and the Wade Hampton Frost Leadership Award, from American Public Health Association. 

    Likewise, Osterholm also has six major research awards from the NIH, and CDC too.

    What is Michael Osterholm's Net Worth?

    Currently 67 years old, Michael Osterholm has an estimated net worth of $2 million, as of 2020. 

    Michael Osterholm traveling

    Osterholm earned such a massive wealth as a professional infectious disease epidemiologist, regents lecturer, television icon, and director of (CiDRAP), and book writer. 

    Furthermore, here are some facts relating to Michael Osterholm's's net worth, let's take a look:

    Estimated Net Worth +$2 million (Up until May 2020)
    Last Year's Net Worth (2019)$2 million
    Yearly Income$100,000-$300,000
    Source of IncomeInfectious disease epidemiologist, Regents Lecturer, Television Icon, and Director of CiDRAP

    Is Michael Osterholm married or dating someone?

    Michael Osterholm has been very private about his personal life. He hasn't revealed anything about his relationship or if he is married to someone.

    As of 2020, Michael Osterholm is expected to be a married man, but the details about his partner are missing.

    Michael Osterholm's Body Measurements

    Weight68 kg
    Height5 feet 7 inches
    Hair White
    Body TypeOval

    FAQs on Michael Osterholm

    What is Michael Osterholm's nationality?

    Michael Osterholm is a white American man.

    What is Michael Osterholm's profession?

    Michael Osterholm is an infectious disease epidemiologist, regents lecturer, television icon, and director of (CIDRAP) by profession.

    What is Michael Osterholm's height?

    Michael Osterholm has an estimated height of 5 feet 7 inches /170 cm.