Eric Nilles

Director, Program on Infectious Diseases and Humanitarian Emergencies

Dr. Eric Nilles, MD MSc, is the Director of the Program on Infectious Diseases and Humanitarian Emergencies at HHI, a Member of the Faculty at Harvard Medical School, and an attending physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He competed his clinical training at Yale and studied tropical medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Nilles has worked in more than 30 countries and has over eight years’ experience with MSF and WHO in humanitarian crises and other public health emergencies in conflict zones such as Darfur, DR Congo, and Chad; Ebola response in Liberia and Sierra Leone; and tsunamis and cyclone responses in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, and Micronesia. He has specific expertise in early warning disease surveillance, epidemic and humanitarian risk assessments, epidemiological investigations and outbreak response, and health security strengthening. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific papers and book chapters related to outbreak-prone diseases and public health emergencies.