Amita Gupta, MD, MHS
Associate Professor, Medicine, International Health
Deputy Director of the JH Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE).
Joint appointment in international health at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Gupta is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins (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 RePORT India consortium for tuberculosis (TB) research, funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the government of India, and related research conducted at participating C-TRIUMPH sites.
Additionally, Dr. Gupta is Co-principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Baltimore-Washington-India HIV and Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-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). 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.
- Jeff Tornheim ID fellow
- Matt Murill MD PhD
- Akshay Gupte MBBS, PhD Candidate JHSPH
- Jessica Elf PhD postdoctoral fellow
- ACTG 5274: Phase IV, Open Label Strategy Trial: REMEMBER: Reducing Early Mortality and Early Morbidity by Empiric TB Treatment Regimens
- ACTG 5300/IMPAACT 2003: Phase III, Open Label, Multi-center Trial: Protecting Households on Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index Multidrug-Resistant TB Patients
- IMPAACT 1078: Phase IV Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety of Immediate (Antepartum-Initiated) Versus Deferred (Postpartum-Initiated) Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Among HIV-Infected Women in High TB Incidence Settings
- ACTG 5279: Phase III Clinical Trial of Ultra-Short-Course Rifapentine/Isoniazid for the Prevention of Active Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Individuals With Latent Tuberculosis Infection
- Diagnosis of TB Infection and Th1 Immune Response in Pregnant Women in India
- RePORT India: c-TRIUMPh: Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership Substudy on Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary TB
- RePORT India: c-TRIUMPh: Parent Protocol: Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership
- TB and Pregnancy: Impact of Immune Changes HIV and Stages of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis