Nahid R. Bhadelia, MD, MA

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Nahid Bhadelia
(617) 414-5201

Biography

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA is an infectious diseases physician, Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of Infection Control and Medical Response at 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 is the director of the medical response program for BU’s biosafety level 4 laboratories at the NEIDL, one of 6 such programs in the US.

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. She has previously worked on projects with United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She has served as a front line physician providing care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with World Health Organization. She is a Senior Policy and Technical Advisor to Partners in Health for their Ebola response program in Sierra Leone. She has also been an instructor for the US CDC/FEMA and Taiwan CDC’s healthcare worker preparedness courses for the Ebola Response.

Education

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BS

Publications

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Published on 6/25/2015

    Bhadelia N. Rapid diagnostics for Ebola in emergency settings. Lancet. 2015 Aug 29; 386(9996):833-5. PMID: 26119839.

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  • Published on 3/11/2015

    Ortega R, Bhadelia N, Obanor O, Cyr K, Yu P, McMahon M, Gotzmann D. Videos in clinical medicine. Putting on and removing personal protective equipment. N Engl J Med. 2015 Mar 19; 372(12):e16. PMID: 25760240.

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  • Published on 10/29/2014

    Schieffelin JS, Shaffer JG, Goba A, Gbakie M, Gire SK, Colubri A, Sealfon RS, Kanneh L, Moigboi A, Momoh M, Fullah M, Moses LM, Brown BL, Andersen KG, Winnicki S, Schaffner SF, Park DJ, Yozwiak NL, Jiang PP, Kargbo D, Jalloh S, Fonnie M, Sinnah V, French I, Kovoma A, Kamara FK, Tucker V, Konuwa E, Sellu J, Mustapha I, Foday M, Yillah M, Kanneh F, Saffa S, Massally JL, Boisen ML, Branco LM, Vandi MA, Grant DS, Happi C, Gevao SM, Fletcher TE, Fowler RA, Bausch DG, Sabeti PC, Khan SH, Garry RF. Clinical illness and outcomes in patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 27; 371(22):2092-100. PMID: 25353969.

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  • Published on 2/20/2014

    Thakarar K, Collins M, Kwong L, Sulis C, Korn C, Bhadelia N. The role of tissue plasminogen activator use and systemic hypercoagulability in central line-associated bloodstream infections. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Apr; 42(4):417-20. PMID: 24559598.

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