Nira Pollock, MD, PhD is the Associate Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital and a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She is an Associate Professor of both Pathology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Pollock is an expert in the development and evaluation of novel diagnostics for infectious diseases, with experience ranging from early proof of principle laboratory demonstration to field implementation. Her diagnostics research has spanned a range of diseases including C. difficile infection, active and latent tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, Lyme disease, STDs, Ebola virus disease (EVD), and most recently, COVID-19. Her research has also involved a wide range of technologies, from simple paper-based lateral flow and microfluidic platforms for point-of-care deployment to novel automated platforms for protein and nucleic acid detection.