Emily Erbelding, M.D., M.P.H., serves as Director of the NIAID Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). Dr. Erbelding is responsible for the strategic and scientific vision for DMID's complex national and international research program. DMID supports basic, preclinical, and clinical investigations into the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a broad range of pathogens, including those related to biodefense and emerging infectious diseases.
Prior to joining DMID in 2017, Dr. Erbelding served as Deputy Director of the Division of AIDS at NIAID. There she was involved in all aspects of scientific program management and support, helping to design and implement new initiatives involving basic, translational and clinical research and administering complex extramural grant programs and research infrastructure. Dr. Erbelding also spent 14 years on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and was the Director of Clinical Services for the Baltimore City Health Department STD/HIV program.
Dr. Erbelding graduated cum laude from Cornell University, where she also received a Master of Science degree. She earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University Medical Center, serving as chief medical resident. While completing a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she also earned a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.