Nadia Nathalie Hansel, MD, MPH
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Elected 2021

Dr. Nadia Hansel is a Professor of Medicine and interim Director of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the former Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins with joint appointments in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She assumed the position of the Associate Dean of Research for the Bayview Campus, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in July 2014.

Dr. Hansel received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in biology from Harvard College and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania and came to Johns Hopkins University to complete her Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship. She subsequently completed her Masters of Public Health Degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Hansel’s research is focused on environmental determinants of obstructive lung diseases. She is widely recognized as an international expert in defining the indoor air quality on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) health. Her work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Housing of Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Hansel is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Study of the Childhood Asthma in the Urban Environment (CCAUE) and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research. Dr. Hansel serves on numerous editorial boards and professional organizations, is frequently an invited speaker nationally and internationally to present her research and has published over 180 peer reviewed publications. She received the David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award in recognition of her dedication to training future physician scientists.