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Amita Gupta, MD

Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Global Health Education

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

School of Medicine (Primary)
International Health (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

600 N. Wolfe Street
Phipps 540-B
Baltimore , Maryland   21205


Personal website :

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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 undergrad education at internal medicine training at San Francisco General Hospital-University of California San Francisco General Hospital-University of California San Francisco.  She was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer focusing on global foodborne and diarrheal diseases epidemiology at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) before completing an infectious diseases fellowship at JHU.


During her years of training, Dr. Gupta worked internationally including Guatemala, Vietnam, Micronesia and India.  Dr. Gupta is an infectious diseases and HIV clinician at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Dr. Gupta is the PI of the JHU-BJMC HIV Clinical Trials Unit in Pune, India.  She is an active clinical investigator in Multi-country HIV trials conducted by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG).  HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and International Material Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Trials Network (IMPAACT) focusing on prevent and care of HIV, TB and other co-morbidities and treatment outcomes in adults, including pregnant women, and children residing in low-income settings.  She is currently Vice-Chair elect of the IMPAACT TB Scientific Committee.

 As Deputy Director of the JHU CCGHE, Dr. Gupta is working with a terrific team to develop research capacity and clinical care training in resource-limited regions of the world.

Honors and Awards

Mackel Finalist, EIS Conference 2002 U.S. Public Health Service Award for Foreign Duty Service (cholera in Micronesia), 2002 U.S. Public Health Service Award for Bioterrorism surveillance post 9/11, 2002 IDSA Special Citation for Fellows-in-Training, 2001 Reza Gandeji Award (UCSF resident award for medical ethics and compassionate patient care), 2000 Paul Dudley White & Andrew Sellard Traveling Fellowship, 1996 Harvard Medical School Urban Health Fellowship, 1993 Sigma Xi Research Honor Society, 1991 MIT Student Humanitarian Award, 1991 MIT Women Studies Writing Prize “Women and AIDS in the United States: Unheard Voices,” 19912

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


    Selected Publications from the last 5 years:


    Selected Publications from the last 5 years:


      Polis C, Shah S, Johnson K, Gupta A. Impact of maternal HIV co-infection on the vertical transmission of Hepatitis C virus: a meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2007; 44(8) 1123-31.



      Shah B, Walshe L, Saple DG, Ramini R, Kharkar S, Bollinger RC, Gupta A. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy and virologic suppression among HIV-infected persons receiving care in private clinics in Mumbai, India.  Clin Infect Dis 2007; 44(9)1235-44.