Edward W. Hook III is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) with expertise in infectious diseases, microbiology and epidemiology.

In his role as a clinical investigator with a focus on sexually transmitted infections, Edward has led and participated in clinical trials of new antimicrobials, vaccines, and diagnostic tests as well as conducting epidemiologic research on a variety of topics. He has consulted with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and numerous non-profit organizations and industry representatives.

Edward has published over 350 original manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals as well as numerous editorials and book chapters.