Emily Gurley

Professor of the Practice

Professor of the Practice, Departments of Epidemiology and International Health
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Emily is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Epidemiology and has worked in Bangladesh for nearly two decades. Her interests include development of novel surveillance strategies and improving the communication and collaboration between field epidemiologists and infectious disease modelers. She leads multi-disciplinary studies on the transmission and prevention of emerging and vaccine preventable diseases, such as Nipah virus, SARS-CoV-2, cholera, and arboviruses. Her research adopts a One Health approach to the study and prevention of infectious disease, taking into account the ecological context in which human disease occurs and she closely collaborates with the BatOneHealth initiative. Emily is the Co-Director for the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) site in Bangladesh, aiming to determine the etiology of and prevent child deaths. She is also the faculty co-lead for the student Surveillance and Outbreak Response Team (SORT) at BSPH.


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