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Professor Daniel Bausch

MD, MPH&TM, FASTMH

Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a physician and virologist trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, tropical medicine, and public health. I specialize in the research and control of emerging tropical viruses, with over 25 years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia combating viruses such as Ebola, Marburg, Lassa, hantavirus, and SARS coronavirus.

I have the privilege of serving as the Director of the United Kingdom Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), the primary arm of Her Majesty’s Government to provide and coordinate the UK’s public health response to outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Created in 2016, the UK-PHRST is a unique collaboration between LSHTM and Public Health England, with academic partners at the University of Oxford and King’s College London. The UK-PHRST’s tripartite remit includes outbreak response, conducting research on outbreak-prone diseases, and building capacity for outbreak response in LMICs. In this way we seek to “put out the fire”, figure out why it started, and keep it from starting again.

Before taking on the UK-PHRST Directorship and joining LSHTM I worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland (Technical Lead, Epidemic Clinical Management Department), U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 in Lima, Peru (Head, Virology and Emerging Infections Department), Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, USA (Professor of Tropical Medicine) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Chief, Viral Special Pathogens Epidemiology Unit and Commissioned Corps Medical Officer).

I am the Scientific Programme Chair of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a Fellow of the U.K. Faculty of Public Health and a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a number of World Health Organisation (WHO) committees, including serving as the UK Representative on the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network Steering Committee. I have also served as consultant for a number of science and public health organizations, including the United Nations and U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Academy of Medicine and Agency for International Development. I have published nearly 200 manuscripts and textbook chapters and am a reviewer and editor for numerous scientific journals and societies.

Recognizing that biomedical advances are only half the challenge, I am a strong advocate for health and human rights to ensure that the tools, innovations, and systems we strive to create through our work in the sciences truly translate to better health for those most in need, especially in LMICs. Toward that end, in 1995 I co-founded the human rights-oriented NGO Doctors for Global Health.

I am fluent in English (native tongue), French and Spanish.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Vaccine Centre
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

While my duties as UK-PHRST Director do now allow for a full teaching load, I am a frequent guest lecturer, including the LSHTM’s DTM&H course and the new MOOC on Disease Outbreaks in LMICs. I also advise a number of DrPH and MSc students.

Research

The UK-PHRST research programme covers a broad portfolio of laboratory and applied epidemiologic, clinical, social science, and implementation research on outbreak-prone diseases, the majority conducted with partners in LMICs in Africa and Asia. My particular interests and areas of expertise are on Ebola, Marburg, and Lassa viruses. A major current focus is the clinical trial of an experimental vaccine for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lastly, I am interested in One Health research, in particular the effects of climate change and anthropogenic habitat perturbation on zoonotic diseases.

Research Area
Climate change
Clinical care
Clinical guidelines
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Diagnostics
Health inequalities
Hygiene
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Surveillance
Vaccines
Viruses
Health workers
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Global Health
Immunisation
Medicines
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Molecular epidemiology
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Virology
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Country
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Ebola Vaccines: Biomedical Advances, Human Rights Challenges.
Bausch DG; Piot P
2019
The Journal of infectious diseases
Detection of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever cases in a severe undifferentiated febrile illness outbreak in the Federal Republic of Sudan: a retrospective epidemiological and diagnostic cohort study.
Bower H; El Karsany M; Alzain M; Gannon B; Mohamed R; Mahmoud I; Eldegail M; Taha R; Osman A; Mohamednour S
2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
New filovirus disease classification and nomenclature
Kuhn JH; Adachi T; Adhikari NKJ; Arribas JR; Bah IE; Bausch DG; Bhadelia N; Borchert M; Brantsaeter AB; Brett-Major DM
2019
NATURE REVIEWS MICROBIOLOGY
Shifting the Paradigm - Applying Universal Standards of Care to Ebola Virus Disease
Fischer WA; Crozier I; Bausch DG; Muyembe J-J; Mulangu S; Diaz JV; Kojan R; Wohl DA; Jacob ST
2019
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
Identification of Leptospira and Bartonella among rodents collected across a habitat disturbance gradient along the Inter-Oceanic Highway in the southern Amazon Basin of Peru.
Cortez V; Canal E; Dupont-Turkowsky JC; Quevedo T; Albujar C; Chang T-C; Salmon-Mulanovich G; Guezala-Villavicencio MC; Simons MP; Margolis E
2018
PloS one
Outbreaks in a Rapidly Changing Central Africa - Lessons from Ebola.
Munster VJ; Bausch DG; de Wit E; Fischer R; Kobinger G; Muñoz-Fontela C; Olson SH; Seifert SN; Sprecher A; Ntoumi F
2018
The New England journal of medicine
The Impact of Road Construction on Subjective Well-Being in Communities in Madre de Dios, Peru.
Riley-Powell AR; Lee GO; Naik NS; Jensen KE; O'Neal C; Salmón-Mulanovich G; Hartinger SM; Bausch DG; Paz-Soldan VA
2018
International journal of environmental research and public health
Individual and Spatial Risk of Dengue Virus Infection in Puerto Maldonado, Peru.
Salmón-Mulanovich G; Blazes DL; Guezala V MC; Rios Z; Espinoza A; Guevara C; Lescano AG; Montgomery JM; Bausch DG; Pan WK
2018
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
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