Dr. Krutika Kuppalli is an infectious diseases physician who has focused on the care of vulnerable patients in the U.S. and abroad. She is an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. As the vice chair of the Global Health Committee at the Infectious Diseases Society of America, she is spearheading efforts to prepare and train physicians to handle infectious diseases.
Kuppalli has recently focused on ways to control the COVID-19 outbreak. In an op-ed, Kuppalli and the chair of the Global Health Committee highlight the need for increased funding to government health agencies to strengthen global pandemic responses.
I have been asked what places are at risk for developing clusters of #COVID19 other than nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities. Places with close contact— Dr.Krutika Kuppalli (@KrutikaKuppalli) March 4, 2020
2. Dialysis Centers
4. Dorms/Military Barracks
– Important to maintain good infection control
Kuppalli has worked in Ethiopia, India, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Haiti and elsewhere. During the West Africa Ebola outbreak in 2014, she supervised treatment at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone. She has experience caring for patients with HIV/AIDS, leading preparations for pandemic responses in resource-limited situations, and in the development of therapeutics for emerging pathogens.
Expertise: Emerging infections, outbreak preparedness and response, biosecurity
Location: Palo Alto, Calif.
Phone: 843-876-0585 (work)
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Updated October 27, 2020