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Amesh Adalja

  • Assistant Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Center for Health Security

Amesh Adalja has been widely quoted by national media for his expertise related to the implications of the coronavirus COVID-19. Adalja's work is focused on emerging infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity. As a senior scholar at the Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Adalja has served on U.S. government panels tasked with developing guidelines for the treatment of plague, botulism, and anthrax in mass casualty settings, and for systems of care for infectious disease emergencies.

He was an advisor to the New York City Health and Hospital Emergency Management Highly Infectious Disease training program, as well as the FEMA working group on nuclear disaster recovery. He is a media spokesperson for the Infectious Disease Society of America's committee on "precision medicine."

Adalja was deployed to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Disaster Medical System and was also selected for the federal agency's mobile acute care strike team. He is a frequent commentator on such issues in the national and international media.

He currently serves as a commissioner on Pittsburgh's HIV Commission. Adalja is an associate editor of the journal Health Security.

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