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Amita Gupta, MD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • School of Medicine (Primary)
  • International Health (Joint)
    • Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

600 N. Wolfe Street
Phipps 540-B
Baltimore, Maryland 21287


Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education
Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit
BJGMC-JHU HIV-TB Training Program

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MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1997


Dr. Gupta is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins (JH) Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the JH School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in International Health at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, Dr. Gupta specializes in international public health, clinical research, and education in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis (TB). Since 2002, her work has been focused primarily on India, where she leads several Indo-JHU research collaborations, including the C-TRIUMPH and RePORT consortium for tuberculosis (TB) research funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the government of India. Dr. Gupta is also Co-principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Baltimore-Washington-India (BWI) HIV and Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), and she is an active clinical investigator in multi-country HIV/TB trials conducted by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Trials Network (IMPAACT). Additionally, she has been awarded research grants from the NIH, CDC, and several philanthropic foundations to investigate TB in children and pregnant women, malnutrition, infection and inflammation, HIV treatment outcomes, and antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Gupta is an author of more than 90 peer-reviewed research publications and 7 book chapters, primarily on prevention and treatment of HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases, predominantly in low- and middle-income settings. She has also mentored more than 30 junior scientists in India and the US to run research studies and submit their own scientific findings to peer-reviewed publications.

From 2000–2002, Dr. Gupta worked for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she was engaged in global public health projects in the US, Guatemala, Vietnam, and Micronesia.

Dr. Gupta received an undergraduate degree from MIT, a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School, and a Master of Health Sciences in clinical investigation from JH Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine training at San Francisco General Hospital-University of California, San Francisco, followed by a post-doctoral fellowships with the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and at the JHU School of Medicine.

Honors and Awards

1991: MIT Women Studies Writing Prize “Women and AIDS in the United States: Unheard Voices”

1991: MIT Student Humanitarian Award

1991: Sigma Xi Research Honor Society

1993: Harvard Medical School Urban Health Fellowship

1996: Paul Dudley White & Andrew Sellard Traveling Fellowship

2000: IDSA Special Citation for Fellows-in-Training

2001: Reza Gandeji Award (UCSF resident award for medical ethics and compassionate patient care)

2002: Mackel Finalist, Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2002: U.S. Public Health Service Award for Bioterrorism Surveillance Post 9/11

2002: U.S. Public Health Service Award for Foreign Duty Service (cholera in Micronesia)

2007: Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

  • Infectious diseases in India
  • HIV and malnutrition
  • TB cohorts in India
  • acute febrile illness
  • TB in pregnancy
  • TB preventive therapy trials in adults, children, pregnant women
  • MDR TB

Selected Publications

  • Hosseinipour MC, Bisson GP, Miyahara S, Sun X, Moses A, Riviere C, Kirui FK, Badal-Faesen S, MBBCh, Lagat D, Nyirenda M, Naidoo K, Hakim J, Mugyenyi P, Henostroza G, Leger PD, Lama JR, Mohapi L, Alave J, Mave V, Veloso VG, Pillay S, Kumarasamy N, Bao J, Hogg E, Jones L, Zolopa A, Kumwenda J, Gupta A, for the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5274 (REMEMBER) Study Team. Empirical tuberculosis therapy versus isoniazid in adult outpatients with advanced HIV initiating antiretroviral therapy (REMEMBER): a multicountry open-label randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. 2016;387(10024).
  • Gupta A, Mathad JS, Abdel-Rahman SM, Albano JD, Botgros R, Brown V, Browning RS, Dawson L, Dooley KE, Gnanashanmugam D, Grinsztejn B, Hernandez-Diaz S, Jean-Philippe P, Kim P, Drapkin Lyerly A, Mirochnick M , Mofenson LM4, Montepiedra G, Piper G, Sahin L, Savic R, Smith B, Spiegel H, Swaminathan S, Watts DH, White A. Towards earlier inclusion of pregnant and postpartum women in TB drug trials: Consensus statements from an International Expert Panel. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 4. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ991.
  • Mave V, Suryavanshi N, Kulkarni V, Balasubramanian U, Jadhav A, Bhattacharya D, Patil S, Khandekar M, Paranjape R, Tripathy S, Kinikar A, Bharadwaj R, Bhosale RA, Sambarey P, Jamkar A, Sastry J, Bollinger RC, Gupta A for the SWEN India Study team. Impact of maternal hepatitis B virus coinfection on mother-to-child transmission of HIV. HIV Med. 2014. doi: 10.1111/hiv.12120 PMCID:PMC4055515.
  • Sugarman J, Bhan A, Bollinger RC, Gupta A. India’s new policy to protect research participants. BMJ 2013; 347: f4841. BMJ. 2013 Jul 31;347: f4841.
  • Mathad J, Gupta A. Tuberculosis in pregnant and postpartum women: Epidemiology, management, and research gaps. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec, 55(11):1532-49.PMCID:PMC3491857