Nadia Hansel will become director of the Division Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine effective February 1. After months of serving as interim director, Dr. Hansel has accepted the position of director following Jonathan Orens’ transition to vice chair.

Dr. Nadia Hansel is a professor of medicine and associate director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Nadia's research interests include understanding environmental determinants and sub-phenotypes of obstructive airway diseases. She is the director of the NIH-EPA funded BREATHE Center (Bridging Research, Lung Health and the Environment) and has over 150 peer-reviewed publications. She received the David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award due to her commitment to training future physician-scientists. Nadia graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and performed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins. Nadia joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2004. She has served as the assistant director for research for the pulmonary division and serves as associate dean for research for Johns Hopkins Medicine and chair of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Scientific Advisory Board. She has excelled as an investigator and mentor, and proven to be an asset to the division, the department and all of Johns Hopkins Medicine. I look forward to her continued leadership and have high hopes for the future of the division in her hands.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hansel on her new role.

-Mark

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