WALTHAM, MA— Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, MD, Director of Infection Control, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, is the frontline physician fighting ebola virus. In an exclusive interview with Chai With Manju, Dr. Bhadelia talks about her travels to Sierra Leone, the deadly infectious ebola virus, its treatment and her family, inspiration and her non-profit foundation to help workers fighting ebola in Africa.
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Chai-BhadeliaIn June this year, Dr. Bhadelia was crowned 2015 Woman of the Year at the 13th Annual Woman of the Year Awards gala organized by INDIA New England News.
Dr. Bhadelia is an infectious diseases physician, assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of Infection Control and Medical Response at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Boston University.
Dr. Bhadelia’s 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.
Aside from her clinical training in infectious diseases, she 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.
Dr. Bhadelia has previously worked on projects with United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.