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Brian
Wahl
,
PhD

Assistant Scientist
Brian Wahl

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Contact Info

415 N. Washington Street
Baltimore
Maryland
21231
US        

Research Interests

Infectious disease epidemiology; Health systems; India
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2017
MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2013
BS
Clemson University
2003
Overview
I am an infectious disease epidemiologist with an interest in the changing epidemiology of vaccine-preventable respiratory diseases in children. I lead field studies and employ mathematical modelling to address critical questions related to vaccine program performance, optimization, and equity. I have also led several public health training and capacity development efforts with several partner organizations. I have been based in South Asia for more than a decade where I collaborate with researchers from leading institutions in the region.
Honors & Awards
Lipitz Public Health Policy Fund Award, 2013 Thesis Research Publication Award, Department of International Health, 2017
Select Publications
Recent publications:
  • Wahl B, O'Brien KL, Greenbaum A, Majumder A, Liu L, Chu Y, Lukši? I, Nair H, McAllister DA, Campbell H, Rudan I, Black R, Knoll MD. 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. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 Jul;6(7):e744-e757. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30247-X. PubMed PMID: 29903376
  • Wahl B, Sharan A, Deloria Knoll M, Kumar R, Liu L, Chu Y, McAllister DA, Nair H, Campbell H, Rudan I, Ram U, Sauer M, Shet A, Black R, Santosham M, O'Brien KL, Arora NK. National, regional, and state-level burden of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in children in India: modelled estimates for 2000-15. Lancet Glob Health. 2019 Jun;7(6):e735-e747. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30081-6. PubMed PMID: 31097277
  • Wahl B, Knoll MD, Shet A, Gupta M, Kumar R, Liu L, Chu Y, Sauer M, O'Brien KL, Santosham M, Black RE, Campbell H, Nair H, McAllister DA. National, regional, and state-level pneumonia and severe pneumonia morbidity in children in India: modelled estimates for 2000 and 2015. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020 Sep;4(9):678-687. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30129-2. PubMed PMID: 32827490.
  • Laxminarayan R, Wahl B, Dudala SR, Gopal K, Mohan C, Neelima S, Reddy KSJ, Radhakrishnan J, Lewnard JA. “Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of COVID-19 in two Indian states”. Science. 20 September 2020: eabd7672
  • Schwalbe N, Wahl B. Artificial intelligence and the future of global health. Lancet. 2020 May 16;395(10236):1579-1586. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30226-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 32416782.
Projects
Sustaining Access to Vaccines in India (SAVI)
Hib and pneumococcal disease burden estimation in China
Maternal and Child Epidemiology Estimation (MCEE) collaboration: Global and national pneumococcal, Hib and pertussis etiology estimates
Uttar Pradesh Health System Strengthening Project