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Nahid Bhadelia

Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Henry J. Leir Institute

Nahid Bhadelia

Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Henry J. Leir Institute
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  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • MALD, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • BS, Tufts University

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an infectious diseases physician and the medical director of Special Pathogens Unit at Boston University School of Medicine. She oversees the medical response program for Boston University’s maximum containment biosafety level 4 program at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. She serves on national and interagency groups focused on medical countermeasures, the intersection between public health preparedness, research and clinical care for emerging pathogens. 

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 currently serves as the clinical lead for the Joint Mobile Emerging Disease Intervention Clinical Capability (JMEDICC) program which a joint U.S.-Ugandan effort to create clinical research capacity to combat viral hemorrhagic fevers in Uganda at the border of Democratic Republic of Congo.  

She has served as a subject matter expert to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and World Bank.  

Dr. Bhadelia is an assistant professor at the Henry J. Leir Institute at The Fletcher School where she teaches a course on human security and emerging infectious diseases. 

Professional Activities
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Community Health at TUSM
  • Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Infection Control & Medical Response, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), Boston University
Research Interests
  • Biosafety/Biosecurity
  • Outbreak Response and Health Systems Preparedness
  • Emerging Pathogens and One Health
  • International Health Regulations
  • Health and Human Security