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


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



     Bianca Sierra

Student Office Assistant