Edward Nardell, MD


Edward Nardell, MD
Member since:
20 Apr, 2008


Pulmonologist with a special interest in tuberculosis; trained in pulmonary medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with additional research training at Boston University School of Medicine. While at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Nardell became director of tuberculosis control for the City of Boston. In 1981 he became chief of pulmonary medicine and director of tuberculosis control for the city of Cambridge, positions he held until 2005. His principal academic appointment is as associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, with secondary parallel appointments in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. In the early 1980's, Dr Nardell was also appointed medical director of tuberculosis control for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a position he held for 18 years. In 2002 he joined Partners In Health as Director of Tuberculosis Research. In 2005 he left Cambridge Hospital to assume a full-time research position in the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham & Women's Hospital. His research interests include the control of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Peru, Russia, and other high-burden countries, with a special research interest in airborne TB transmission and control. Dr. Nardell is currently conducting a research project in South Africa studying the transmission of MDR-TB using large numbers of guinea pigs to quantify the infectiousness of MDR-TB patients and the effectiveness of various control interventions, including ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. [Edward Nardell] With funding from WHO, NIH, USAID, and the Gates Foundation, Dr. Nardell organized and co-chaired the first two-week post-graduate course of its kind designed to build technical capacity for implm in high-burden countries, “Engineering Methods to Control Airborne Infections – an International Perspective,”. He is past-president of the Massachusetts Thoracic Society and the North American Region, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. (Source: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/socialmedicine/Nardellbio.aspx)

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Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Academic
  • Physician


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Partners In Health - PIH

Work Location(s)

  • United States


  • English