Emily Erbelding

Director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Emily Erbelding, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Emily Erbelding is the Director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is responsible for the strategic and scientific vision for DMID's complex national and international research program. DMID supports basic, preclinical, and clinical investigations into the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a broad range of pathogens, including those related to biodefense and emerging infectious diseases.

The DMID funds a robust extramural research portfolio in basic, translational, and clinical research with a budget of over $1.6M annually.

Prior to joining DMID in 2017, Dr. Erbelding served as deputy director of the Division of AIDS at NIAID, spent 14 years on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and was the Director of Clinical Services for the Baltimore City Health Department STD/HIV program.

Dr. Erbelding received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Cornell University and her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.

She completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University Medical Center and her fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins.

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