Lisa Bebell is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Infectious Diseases Unit and is a research faculty member of the Medical Practice Evaluation Center. She is an adult Critical Care Medicine and Infectious Diseases specialist, and devotes the majority of her time to research on pregnancy-related infections. Dr. Bebell’s current NIH-funded research is focused on the role of the placenta in transplacental antibody transfer and early life health outcomes, particularly among HIV-exposed children. In this work, she partners with Drs. Joseph Ngonzi, Elias Kumbakumba, and Julian Adong at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda as well as Dr. Galit Alter at the Ragon Institute. Dr. Bebell also works closely with Dr. Adeline Boatin, Associate in Global Health and has partnered on antimicrobial resistance projects with Dr. Peggy Lai and Dr. Ngonzi, and teaches the use of point-of-care ultrasound for patient management in diverse settings. Recently, Dr. Bebell has begun investigating the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and neonatal immunity. She can be followed on Twitter at @lisa_xpond.
Please see Dr. Bebell’s Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.