Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA is an infectious diseases physician, Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of Special Pathogens Unit (SPU) at Boston Medical Center. The SPU provides medical backup to the maximum containment research (BSL4) conducted at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) at Boston University (BU). Her specialization is in infection control issues related to emerging pathogens and highly communicable infectious diseases. She serves on national and interagency groups focused on medical countermeasures, the intersection between public health preparedness, research and clinical care for emerging pathogens.
Aside from her clinical training in infectious diseases, she has a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a background in health and human security with a focus on the impact of pandemics on macro level health indicators and community security. During the West African Ebola epidemic, she served as a clinician in several Ebola treatment units, working with World Health Organization and Partners in Health. She has served as a subject matter expert to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and World Bank. Dr. Bhadelia is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Human Security at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she teaches a course on human security and emerging infectious diseases.
- Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
- Tufts University, BS
- Published on 2/6/2019
Bhadelia N, Sauer L, Cieslak TJ, Davey RT, McLellan S, Uyeki TM, Kortepeter MG. Evaluating Promising Investigational Medical Countermeasures: Recommendations in the Absence of Guidelines. Health Secur. 2019 Jan/Feb; 17(1):46-53. PMID: 30724616.
- Published on 1/4/2019
Bhadelia N. Understanding Lassa fever. Science. 2019 01 04; 363(6422):30. PMID: 30606832.
- Published on 11/1/2018
Bhadelia N. Lessons from the Ebola front lines. Nature. 2018 11; 563(7730):180-181. PMID: 30401857.
- Published on 12/1/2017
Narra R, Sobel J, Piper C, Gould D, Bhadelia N, Dott M, Fiore A, Fischer WA, Frawley MJ, Griffin PM, Hamilton D, Mahon B, Pillai SK, Veltus EF, Tauxe R, Jhung M. CDC Safety Training Course for Ebola Virus Disease Healthcare Workers. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Dec; 23(13). PMID: 29154748.
- Published on 10/13/2016
Davey RT, Dodd L, Proschan MA, Neaton J, Neuhaus Nordwall J, Koopmeiners JS, Beigel J, Tierney J, Lane HC, Fauci AS, Massaquoi MBF, Sahr F, Malvy D. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of ZMapp for Ebola Virus Infection. N Engl J Med. 2016 10 13; 375(15):1448-1456. PMID: 27732819.
- Published on 9/28/2016
Cancedda C, Davis SM, Dierberg KL, Lascher J, Kelly JD, Barrie MB, Koroma AP, George P, Kamara AA, Marsh R, Sumbuya MS, Nutt CT, Scott KW, Thomas E, Bollbach K, Sesay A, Barrie A, Barrera E, Barron K, Welch J, Bhadelia N, Frankfurter RG, Dahl OM, Das S, Rollins RE, Eustis B, Schwartz A, Pertile P, Pavlopoulos I, Mayfield A, Marsh RH, Dibba Y, Kloepper D, Hall A, Huster K, Grady M, Spray K, Walton DA, Daboh F, Nally C, James S, Warren GS, Chang J, Drasher M, Lamin G, Bangura S, Miller AC, Michaelis AP, McBain R, Broadhurst MJ, Murray M, Richardson ET, Philip T, Gottlieb GL, Mukherjee JS, Farmer PE. Strengthening Health Systems While Responding to a Health Crisis: Lessons Learned by a Nongovernmental Organization During the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Sierra Leone. J Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 15; 214(suppl 3):S153-S163. PMID: 27688219.
- Published on 8/5/2016
Bhadelia N. Prospective cohort study of pregnant Brazilian women elucidates link between Zika virus infection and fetal abnormalities. Evid Based Med. 2016 10; 21(5):193. PMID: 27495823.
- Published on 12/14/2015
Bhadelia, Nahid. Lessons for pulmonary critical care from treatment of Ebola virus disease in developed countries. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2015; 3(12):919-921.
- Published on 12/1/2015
Bhadelia N. Lessons for pulmonary critical care from treatment of Ebola virus disease in developed countries. Lancet Respir Med. 2015 Dec; 3(12):919-21. PMID: 26679020.
- Published on 10/1/2015
Hochberg NS, Bhadelia N. Infections Associated with Exotic Cuisine: The Dangers of Delicacies. Microbiol Spectr. 2015 Oct; 3(5). PMID: 26542047.
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