Neil Gupta

Neil Gupta, MD, MPH is board certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and currently a Commander in the United States Public Health Service at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He joined CDC in 2010 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, where his primary responsibilities were to prevent adverse events and respond to disease outbreaks in healthcare settings. He is currently a country implementation team lead in CDC's International Infection Control Program, where he supports national efforts to strengthen infection control programs, implement surveillance for healthcare-associated infections, build laboratory capacity to detect and report antimicrobial-resistant pathogens, and optimize antimicrobial stewardship programs in several countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. In this role, Dr. Gupta has deployed to Liberia five times as CDC's team lead for infection prevention and control to assist the Ministry of Health in establishing Liberia's first ever national infection control program during the Ebola outbreak. He has also played a leading role in > 10 outbreaks investigated by CDC, including international outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)-coronavirus