Susan McLellan, MD, MPH
Dr. McLellan is Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at UTMB, Medical Director of the Biocontainment Treatment Unit, and Director of Biosafety for Research-related Infectious Pathogens. She has over 20 years of experience in medical and public health education and in the clinical care of and public health response to emerging infectious diseases. Her interests include travel and tropical medicine, the delivery of medical care in resource-poor areas, and the delivery of care and research in biocontainment settings as well as general infectious diseases and HIV. She has participated in outbreak and disaster response in various resource-poor settings, including as a clinical consultant for WHO during the West Africa and DRC Ebola outbreaks, providing direct care as well as assessment of treatment units and support of clinical trials of medical therapies. In her new position at UTMB her focus is on improving the clinical care of individuals infected with high containment pathogens in both high and low resource settings. During the COVID-19 outbreak she has served as lead for all activities associated with UTMB’s Regional Emerging Special Pathogens Treatment Center as well as clinical expert for the Incident Command Center, PI for the NIH sponsored Adaptive Clinical Trial of Therapeutics, and PI for the Clinical Characterization Protocol for Severe Emerging Infections, which has allowed the creation of a clinical data and biological specimen repository available to all UTMB investigators and collaborators.