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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

Nahid Bhadelia, MD, is an infectious diseases physician, assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the director of infection control and medical response at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Boston University. 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 National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, one of six such programs in the United States.

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 U.S. CDC/FEMA and Taiwan CDC's healthcare worker preparedness courses for the Ebola Response.

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