Arnold S. Monto, M.D.

Arnold Monto

Professor, Epidemiology

Thomas Francis, Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Health

5156 SPH I      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 764-5453; Fax: (734) 764-3192


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

Dr. Monto's primary current concerns include occurrence, etiology and prevention of infectious diseases in industrialized and developing countries; frequency and cause of respiratory infections in families living in the community, and in factors which predict the occurrence and prevention of these illnesses; research and training to respond to bioterrorist threats.


M.D., Cornell University, 1958
B.A., Cornell University, 1954

Research Interests & Projects

Prevention and treatment of influenza;
Epidemiology of respiratory infection;
Infectious disease epidemiology.

Hand hygiene and mask use interventions for reducing influenza transmission in the community setting (The M-FLU Study)

Selected Publications

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Monto, A.S. (2003). Use of selective viral cultures to adjust nonvirologic endpoints in studies of influenza vaccine efficacy. American Journal of Epidemiology, 158, 312-5.

Monto, A.S. (2003). The role of antivirals in the control of influenza. Vaccine., 21, 1796-800.

Monto, A.S., Pichichero, M.E., Blanckenberg, S.J., Ruuskanen, O., Cooper, C., Fleming, D.M., Kerr, C. (2002). Zanamivir prophylaxis: An effective strategy for the prevention of influenza types A and B within households. Journal of Infectious Disease, 186, 1582-8.

Monto, A.S. (2002). Contemporary Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Influenza. Newton, Pennsylvania: Handbooks in Health Care Co., First ed., 1-227.

Welliver, R., Monto, A.S., Carewicz, O. et al. (2001). Effectiveness of oseltamivir in preventing influenza in household contacts: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of American Medical Association, 385, 748-54.

Monto, A.S., Hornbuckle, K., Ohmit, S.E. (2001). Influenza vaccine effectiveness among elderly nursing home residents: A cohort study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 154(2), 155-60.

Hayden, F.G., Gubareva, L.V., Monto, A.S., et al. (2000). Inhaled zanamivir for the prevention of influenza in families. New England Journal of Medicine, 343, 1282-9.

Monto, A.S. (2000). Preventing influenza in healthy adults: The evolving story. Journal of American Medical Association, 284, 1699-1701.

Monto, A.S., Gravenstein, S., Elliott, M., Colopy, M. & Schweinle, J. (2000). Clinical signs and symptoms predicting influenza infection. Archives of Internal Medicine, 160, 3243-7.

Monto, A.S. (2005). The threat of an avian influenza pandemic. New England Journal of Medicine, 352(4)

Professional Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Epidemiological Society
American Public Health Association
Infectious Diseases Society of America (Fellow)
Society for Epidemiologic Research