Moving from A Culture of Outbreak Response to One of Outbreak Prevention

Nahid Bhadelia

Nahid Bhadelia

MD at Boston University
Nahid is the Director of Infection Control and Medical Response at Boston University’s maximum containment lab, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, dedicated to developing diagnostics and therapeutics for novel infections. She also serves as the medical director of a patient care unit specially designed to care for patients with highly communicable infectious diseases based at Boston Medical Center. 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. Dr. Bhadelia has previously taught with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US and in Taiwan to help increase healthcare worker readiness to combat emerging infections.
Nahid Bhadelia

The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic was the largest filovirus epidemic in recalled human history. It claimed over 11 thousand lives, leading to twice as many total

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