National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, Boston University School of Medicine Boston Medical Center
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA is an infectious diseases physician, Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of Special Pathogens Unit (SPU) at Boston Medical Center. Her specialization is in infection control issues related to emerging pathogens and highly communicable infectious diseases. She serves as the Director of Medical Response for maximum containment research at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), one of two academic biosafety level 4 laboratories in the U.S.
During the West African Ebola epidemic, Dr. Bhadelia served as a clinician in several Ebola treatment units, working with World Health Organization and Partners in Health. 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 serves on national and interagency groups focused on medical countermeasures, the intersection between public health preparedness, research and clinical care for emerging pathogens.
Aside from her clinical training in infectious diseases, Dr. Bhadelia has a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a background in health and human security with a focus on the impact of pandemics on macro level health indicators and community security. She is also an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Human Security at the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she teaches a course on human security and emerging infectious diseases.