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Brian Wahl, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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415 N. Washington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2017
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
BS, Clemson University, 2003


I am an epidemiologist with a broad interest in the relationship between health systems and the status of health in populations in low- and middle-income countries. I also have experience conducting studies focused on understanding the public health impact of new child health interventions and infectious disease burden modeling.

Honors and Awards

Lipitz Public Health Policy Fund Award, 2013

  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Health systems
  • India

Recent publications:

  • Wahl B, O'Brien KL, Greenbaum A, Majumder A, Liu L, Chu Y, Lukšic I, Nair H, McAllister DA, Campbell H, Rudan I. Burden of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in children in the era of conjugate vaccines: global, regional, and national estimates for 2000–15. The Lancet Global Health. 2018 Jul 1;6(7):e744-57.
  • Wahl B, Cossy-Gantner A, Germann S, Schwalbe NR. Artificial intelligence (AI) and global health: how can AI contribute to health in resource-poor settings?. BMJ Global Health. 2018 Aug 1;3(4):e000798.
  • Kandasamy R, Gurung M, Thorson S, Yu L, Galal U, Ushma G, Voysey M, Kelly S, Wahl B, Berbers G, Finnegan K, Ansari I, Paudel K, Murdoch DR, O'Brien KL, Kelly DF, Goldblatt D, Shrestha S, Pollard AJ. Comparison of two schedules of two-dose priming with the ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Nepalese children: an open-label, randomised non-inferiority controlled trial. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2019 2019; 19(2): 156-64.
  • Haidari LA, Wahl B, Brown ST, Privor-Dumm L, Wallman-Stokes C, Gorham K, Connor DL, Wateska AR, Schreiber B, Dicko H, Jaillard P. One size does not fit all: The impact of primary vaccine container size on vaccine distribution and delivery. Vaccine. 2015 Jun 22;33(28):3242-7.