Gerald T. Keusch MD

Emeritus Professor, Infectious Diseases

Faculty, National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab

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Gerald Keusch

Infectious Diseases


Dr. Keusch is a Professor of Medicine and International Health at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He is an Associate Director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute at BU and Director of the Collaborative Core.

Other Positions


MD, Harvard Medical School

AB, Columbia College


Published on 9/2/2023

Ko AI, Abdool Karim SS, Morel C, Swaminathan S, Daszak P, Keusch GT. Threatening the Future of Global Health - NIH Policy Changes on International Research Collaborations. N Engl J Med. 2023 Sep 07; 389(10):869-871. PMID: 37668223.

Published on 10/10/2022

Keusch GT, Amuasi JH, Anderson DE, Daszak P, Eckerle I, Field H, Koopmans M, Lam SK, Das Neves CG, Peiris M, Perlman S, Wacharapluesadee S, Yadana S, Saif L. Pandemic origins and a One Health approach to preparedness and prevention: Solutions based on SARS-CoV-2 and other RNA viruses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Oct 18; 119(42):e2202871119. PMID: 36215506.

Published on 9/17/2021

Keusch GT, Lam SK, Mackenzie JS, Saif L, Turner M. An appeal for an objective, open, and transparent scientific debate about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2021 10 16; 398(10309):1404-1405. PMID: 34543607.

Published on 7/31/2021

Lurie N, Keusch GT, Dzau VJ. Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2021 07 31; 398(10298):388-389. PMID: 34332679.

Published on 7/5/2021

Calisher CH, Carroll D, Colwell R, Corley RB, Daszak P, Drosten C, Enjuanes L, Farrar J, Field H, Golding J, Gorbalenya AE, Haagmans B, Hughes JM, Keusch GT, Lam SK, Lubroth J, Mackenzie JS, Madoff L, Mazet JK, Perlman SM, Poon L, Saif L, Subbarao K, Turner M. Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans. Lancet. 2021 07 17; 398(10296):209-211. PMID: 34237296.

Published on 3/9/2021

Lurie N, Keusch GT, Dzau VJ. Urgent lessons from COVID 19: why the world needs a standing, coordinated system and sustainable financing for global research and development. Lancet. 2021 03 27; 397(10280):1229-1236. PMID: 33711296.

Published on 1/21/2021

Daszak P, Keusch GT, Phelan AL, Johnson CK, Osterholm MT. Infectious Disease Threats: A Rebound To Resilience. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 02; 40(2):204-211. PMID: 33476187.

Published on 9/1/2020

Morens DM, Breman JG, Calisher CH, Doherty PC, Hahn BH, Keusch GT, Kramer LD, LeDuc JW, Monath TP, Taubenberger JK. The Origin of COVID-19 and Why It Matters. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Sep; 103(3):955-959. PMID: 32700664.

Published on 2/19/2020

Calisher C, Carroll D, Colwell R, Corley RB, Daszak P, Drosten C, Enjuanes L, Farrar J, Field H, Golding J, Gorbalenya A, Haagmans B, Hughes JM, Karesh WB, Keusch GT, Lam SK, Lubroth J, Mackenzie JS, Madoff L, Mazet J, Palese P, Perlman S, Poon L, Roizman B, Saif L, Subbarao K, Turner M. Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19. Lancet. 2020 03 07; 395(10226):e42-e43. PMID: 32087122.

Published on 8/31/2018

Ellenberg SS, Keusch GT, Babiker AG, Edwards KM, Lewis RJ, Lundgren JD, Wells CD, Wabwire-Mangen F, McAdam KPWJ. Reply to Jacob and Colebunders. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 08 31; 67(6):985-986. PMID: 29590323.

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