Charlotte Gaydos, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.S.

Principal InvestigatorPACER

Charlotte Gaydos, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.S., is a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University with joint appointments in Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology and Population, Family and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health. She is the Director of the International STD, Respiratory Diseases, and Biothreat Research Laboratory. She received her B.S. in medical technology and her M.S. in medical microbiology from West Virginia University. Her M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. were received from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Gaydos has extensive laboratory expertise with more than 40 years experience in microbiology. She has authored 20 book chapters, over 280 research articles and over 450 research abstracts and oral presentations. One of her areas of interest is the diagnosis, epidemiology, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. While working with the IBIS group, Gaydos helped establish the first civilian deployment of the IBIS Diagnostic T-5000 and PLEX-ID instruments, currently in use for clinical studies of viral respiratory pathogens at Johns Hopkins. She is the P.I. of a grant to test and evaluate the diagnostic capability of the T-5000 and PLEX-ID novel molecular platform for use on respiratory specimens from patients, who present to the Emergency Department with respiratory symptoms (PACER). Additionally, she is the co-investigator with Richard Rothman, M.D., Ph.D., for the NIH Mid-Atlantic Research Center of Excellence (MARCE) for emerging and biothreat diseases.