Gerald T. Keusch, MD
Emeritus Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, Harvard Medical School
AB, Columbia College

Dr. Keusch is a Professor of Medicine and International Health at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He is an Associate Director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute at BU and Director of the Collaborative Core.

Boston University
National Emerging Infectious Disease Lab

Assistant to the President
Boston University

National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories Operations
07/08/2021 - 06/30/2026 (Key Person)
PI: Nancy J. Sullivan, ScD
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

NEIDL Inaugural Symposium - Welcome Trust
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Wellcome Trust

NEIDL Inaugural Symposium - Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Merck, Sharp & Dohme LLC

NEIDL Inaugural Symposium - Takeda
04/25/2016 - 04/24/2017 (PI)
Takeda Vaccines, Inc.

September 2016 BU NEIDL Symposium
03/28/2016 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Environmental Enteropathy Clinical Definition Working Group
12/05/2011 - 10/31/2013 (PI)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Teaching the Teacher to Teach (T5)
12/01/2007 - 11/30/2009 (PI)
Fidelity Foundation

Institutions for Closing the Knowledge-Action Gap in Global Health
02/01/2008 - 06/30/2009 (PI)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

DBT/MIT/BU Planning Grant
09/01/2008 - 04/30/2009 (PI)
Fidelity Foundation

Global Health Research Collaborative Among the Major National Health Research Agencies
08/01/2004 - 07/31/2006 (PI)
Rockefeller Foundation, The

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  1. Ko AI, Abdool Karim SS, Morel C, Swaminathan S, Daszak P, Keusch GT. Threatening the Future of Global Health - NIH Policy Changes on International Research Collaborations. N Engl J Med. 2023 Sep 07; 389(10):869-871. PMID: 37668223
  2. Keusch GT, Amuasi JH, Anderson DE, Daszak P, Eckerle I, Field H, Koopmans M, Lam SK, Das Neves CG, Peiris M, Perlman S, Wacharapluesadee S, Yadana S, Saif L. Pandemic origins and a One Health approach to preparedness and prevention: Solutions based on SARS-CoV-2 and other RNA viruses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Oct 18; 119(42):e2202871119. PMID: 36215506; PMCID: PMC9586299; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2202871119;
  3. Keusch GT, Lam SK, Mackenzie JS, Saif L, Turner M. An appeal for an objective, open, and transparent scientific debate about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2021 10 16; 398(10309):1404-1405. PMID: 34543607; PMCID: PMC8448489; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02013-4;
  4. Lurie N, Keusch GT, Dzau VJ. Should global financing be the main priority for pandemic preparedness? - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2021 07 31; 398(10298):388-389. PMID: 34332679; PMCID: PMC9755536; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01382-9;
  5. Calisher CH, Carroll D, Colwell R, Corley RB, Daszak P, Drosten C, Enjuanes L, Farrar J, Field H, Golding J, Gorbalenya AE, Haagmans B, Hughes JM, Keusch GT, Lam SK, Lubroth J, Mackenzie JS, Madoff L, Mazet JK, Perlman SM, Poon L, Saif L, Subbarao K, Turner M. Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans. Lancet. 2021 07 17; 398(10296):209-211.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34237296; PMCID: PMC8257054; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01419-7;
  6. Lurie N, Keusch GT, Dzau VJ. Urgent lessons from COVID 19: why the world needs a standing, coordinated system and sustainable financing for global research and development. Lancet. 2021 03 27; 397(10280):1229-1236. PMID: 33711296; PMCID: PMC7993931; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00503-1;
  7. Daszak P, Keusch GT, Phelan AL, Johnson CK, Osterholm MT. Infectious Disease Threats: A Rebound To Resilience. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 02; 40(2):204-211. PMID: 33476187
  8. Morens DM, Breman JG, Calisher CH, Doherty PC, Hahn BH, Keusch GT, Kramer LD, LeDuc JW, Monath TP, Taubenberger JK. The Origin of COVID-19 and Why It Matters. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Sep; 103(3):955-959. PMID: 32700664; PMCID: PMC7470595; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0849;
  9. Calisher C, Carroll D, Colwell R, Corley RB, Daszak P, Drosten C, Enjuanes L, Farrar J, Field H, Golding J, Gorbalenya A, Haagmans B, Hughes JM, Karesh WB, Keusch GT, Lam SK, Lubroth J, Mackenzie JS, Madoff L, Mazet J, Palese P, Perlman S, Poon L, Roizman B, Saif L, Subbarao K, Turner M. Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19. Lancet. 2020 03 07; 395(10226):e42-e43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32087122; PMCID: PMC7159294; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30418-9;
  10. Ellenberg SS, Keusch GT, Babiker AG, Edwards KM, Lewis RJ, Lundgren JD, Wells CD, Wabwire-Mangen F, McAdam KPWJ. Reply to Jacob and Colebunders. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 08 31; 67(6):985-986. PMID: 29590323
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NIH upholds controversial plan to step up oversight of foreign collaborators

Nature 9/18/2023

NIH to intensify scrutiny of foreign grant recipients in wake of COVID origins debate

Nature 6/9/2023

Column: How Trump’s anti-science meddling erased 3 years of crucial COVID research

Los Angeles Times 5/12/2023

NIH reinstates grant for controversial coronavirus research

Nature 5/8/2023

Nowhere is the lab-leak debate more personal than among the experts investigating the origins of COVID.

New York Magazine 3/3/2023

WHO abandons plans for crucial second phase of COVID-origins investigation (

Nature 2/14/2023

Evidence suggests pandemic came from nature, not a lab, panel says

Science 10/10/2022

Draft bill would ban CDC, NIH from funding lab research in China

Science 7/12/2022

The shifting sands of ‘gain-of-function’ research

Nature 10/27/2021

WHO chief pressures China on pandemic origin

Science 7/23/2021

More intl scientists reject 'lab-leak theory,' shrug off right-wing Western media's pressure

Global Times 7/8/2021

Inside the Anti-GMO Movement’s Obsession With Virology Research and Lab Leaks

Mother Jones 6/14/2021

To the Bat Cave: In Search of Covid’s Origins, Scientists Reignite Polarizing Debate on Wuhan ‘Lab Leak’

California Healthline 5/19/2021

Nahid Bhadelia to Head New BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy and Research

BU Today 5/18/2021

The Coming Pandemic: Preparing for the Future

Infectious Disease Special Edition 5/6/2021

Thinking About Traveling Just to Get Vaccinated? You Need to Read This First

Fodor's Travel 1/11/2021

Why is the US lagging in its vaccination efforts?

The Jerusalem Post 1/2/2021

Q&A: Physician offers advice on safely celebrating the holidays during pandemic

The GW Hatchet 12/6/2020

Critics slam NIH for demands on bat grant targeted by Trump

Science Magazine 8/28/2020

77 Nobel Laureates Ask US Administration to Reconsider Withdrawing Coronavirus Grant

ZME Science 5/25/2020

Finding Coronavirus' Patient Zero; And a Guilty Bat

CBS News 5/7/2020

Finding coronavirus’ patient zero; and a guilty bat

CBS News 5/7/2020

Efforts to Beat Back the Coronavirus Are Critical. They’re Also Making Clinical Trials Harder

STAT 5/5/2020

NIH’s Axing of Bat Coronavirus Grant a ‘Horrible Precedent’ and Might Break Rules, Critics Say

Science Magazine 4/30/2020

Why these scientists still doubt the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab

Vox 4/23/2020

Wuhan lab says there’s no way coronavirus originated there: Here’s the science

Fox News 4/21/2020

Wuhan Lab Says There's No Way Coronavirus Originated There. Here's the Science.

Live Science 4/18/2020

Lead researcher at Wuhan virus lab warned that SARS-like coronavirus outbreaks linked to bats could happen in China almost a year before COVID-19 hit the city

Daily Mail 4/17/2020

Inside the mysterious Wuhan virus lab: Rare pictures show scientists dressed like astronauts studying deadly pathogens in controversial institute

Daily Mail 4/9/2020

Your Coronavirus Questions Answered

WKU 4/6/2020

Documentary Showing a Chinese Virus Researcher Catching Wild Bats Inside Hubei Caves Fuels Conspiracy Theory that the Coronavirus May Have Originated in Wuhan's CDC

The Daily Mail 4/1/2020

Coronavirus did NOT come from a lab: Experts debunk myths that Chinese or American military engineered COVID-19 as a bio-weapon

Daily Mail 3/23/2020

Coronavirus: 11 Psychological Reasons Why We Hoard Toilet Paper In a Crisis

Inverse 3/18/2020

The conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus, debunked

Vox 3/4/2020

2013 Consortium of Universities for Global Health: Lifetime Achievement Award
2002 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Alexander Fleming (Bristol) Award
1997 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Maxwell Finland Lecture Award
1991 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Health-Clark Award
1981 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Oswald Avery (Squibb) Award
1974-1979 National Institutes of Health: Research Career Development Award
1973-1976 Health Research Council of New York City: Career Scientist Award
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