Amesh A. Adalja




Dr. Adalja is a Senior Associate at the UPMC Center for Health Security, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. He is board certified in internal medicine, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, and critical care medicine.

Dr. Adalja is a member of the Allegheny County (PA) Metropolitan Medical Response Team, the American College of Emergency Physicians Pennsylvania Chapter’s EMS & Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness Committee, the Allegheny County Medical Reserve Corps, and the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Disaster Medical System Disaster Medical Assistance Team (PA-1), with which he was deployed to Haiti after the earthquake in 2010. He previously was a member of Allegheny County's Metropolitan Medical Response System

Dr. Adalja is an Associate Editor of the journal Health Security (formerly Biosecurity and Bioterrorism). He is a contributing author for the Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine, and he has published in such journals as Journal of Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases. He also serves as a book reviewer for JAMA.

Dr. Adalja is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of various medical societies, including the American Medical Association, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the HIV Medical Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Adalja completed 2 fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh—one in infectious diseases, for which he served as Chief Fellow, and one in critical care medicine. He completed a combined residency in internal medicine and emergency medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he served as Chief Resident and as a member of the infection control committee.

He is a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, and he obtained a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Adalja is a native of Butler, Pennsylvania.

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What can we do to prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases from becoming epidemics or pandemic? In this course, you’ll learn the facts about infectious diseases and medical responses. We'll focus on the public health laws and policies that provide the framework for effective prevention, like quarantine laws, drug development policies, and bioterrorism and biodefense.

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