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Poonum S. Korpe, MD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6031
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2008


Internal Medicine Residency, University of Virginia 2011

Infectious Diseases Fellowship, University of Virginia 2014

The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Centers for Disease Control Certificate in Healthcare Epidemiology

Honors and Awards

JHSPH Excellence in Teaching 2016

  • Cryptosporidium spp.
  • malnutrition
  • diarrhea
  • global health
  • enteric disease
  • protozoa
  • child health
  • transmission

Select publications

  • Korpe, P. “Natural History of Cryptosporidiosis in a Longitudinal Study of Slum-Dwelling Bangladeshi Children: Association with Severe Malnutrition.” PLOS NTDs. 2016 May; 10(5): e0004564. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004564. PMID: 27144404.
  • Korpe, P. Bartelt, L. “The Global Burden of Pediatric Cryptosporidium Infections.” Current Tropical Medicine Reports. 2015 Sept; 2:3.
  • Korpe, P; Liu, Y; Siddique, A; Kabir, M; Ralston, K; Ma, JZ; Haque, R; Petri, WA. “Breast Milk Parasite-Specific Antibodies and Protection from Amebiasis and Cryptosporidiosis in Bangladeshi Infants: A Prospective Cohort Study.” Clin Infect Dis. 2013 April; 56 (7):988-92. PMID: 23243179.
  • Korpe, P; Petri, WA. “Environmental Enteropathy: critical implications of a poorly understood condition.” Trends Mol Med. 2012 May; 18(6):328-36. PMID: 22633998.