Dr. Lisa Bebell ‘97

Lisa is currently a research fellow in infectious diseases and critical care in the Harvard combined programs. Her first year of training from July 2012 through June 2013 was spent working on the adult inpatient infectious diseases consult service at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her second year of training from July 2013 through June 2014, was spent as a full-time critical care fellow, working in the intensive care units at MGH and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, while continuing working in the infectious diseases outpatient clinic one half-day weekly. Her outpatient infectious diseases clinic consisted of HIV primary care, treating patients on outpatient antibiotic therapy, and advanced management of mycobacterial disease.

In July 2014, Lisa entered the research phase of her fellowship training, beginning with the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at the Harvard School of Public Health. After this course, she moved to Mbarara, Uganda to engage in full-time research activities. Over 10 months on-site, her research will focus on puerperal (peripartum) infections, addressing key priorities of the World Health Organization to better understand the causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, and developing interventions to improve maternal health outcomes, especially amongst HIV-infected women. Her training in infectious diseases and critical care, and over 2 years’ prior research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, make her particularly well-suited to be the primary investigator in this project. Using skills acquired from this course, Lisa is confident that she will develop the skills necessary to write a successful K-23 career development award supporting her ultimate goal of becoming an independent academic clinical scientist with expertise in the epidemiology of puerperal sepsis among HIV-infected women in resource-limited settings.

Trinity University '01 B.S. in Biology, B.A in Philosophy. Graduated Magna Cum Laude and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
University of Queensland B.S Honours Zoology and Entomology '02
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons M.D. '08
Current location: Mbarara, Uganda and Boston, Massachusetts