Amita Gupta, MD
Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Global Health Education
School of Medicine (Primary)
International Health (Joint)
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore , Maryland 21287
MD , Harvard Medical School , 1997
MHS , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2006
Dr. Amita Gupta, Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases (Primary appointment) and Associate Professor of International Health (joint appointment) at JHU. Born to Indian parents, she grew up in the United States, England and France. She completed her undergraduate education in internal medicine at San Francisco General Hospital-University of California San Francisco. She then became an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer focusing on global foodborne and diarrheal diseases epidemiology at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After which she came to JHU and completed an infectious diseases fellowship and a Masters in Health Sciences.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Gupta has worked internationally including Guatemala, Vietnam, Micronesia and India. Dr. Gupta is currently an infectious diseases clinician and researcher who focuses much of her work in India. She is the co-PI of the Baltimore-Washington DC-India (BWI) Clinical Trials Unit which conducts NIH-funded multicountry trials of HIV and TB treatment and prevention. She is an active clinical investigator in the NIH-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Material Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Trials Network (IMPAACT) focusing on drug trials to prevent and treat HIV, TB and other co-morbidities in adults, including pregnant women, and children residing in low-income settings. She is currently Vice-Chair of the IMPAACT TB Scientific Committee, a member of the ACTG TB transformative Science Group, and co-Chairs the NIH/Indian Government TB Research Consortium (RePORT). She also has RO1 funding to conduct cohort studies assessing HIV, inflammation and nutrition in international settings; TB in pregnancy; and risk factors for TB in India (CTRIUMPH) and collaborates with several faculty in the Center for TB Research, Division of Infectious Diseases and School of Public Health. Lastly as Deputy Director of the JHU CCGHE, Dr. Gupta mentors young investigators and works with a terrific team to develop research capacity and clinical care training in resource-limited regions of the world.
HIV in India, MTCT, care and treatment, drug resistance, HIV/TB in pregnant women, nutritional status and HIV outcomes, HIV clinical trials in resource-constrained settings