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About Nadia Hansel

Nadia Hansel, MD, MPH, is the interim director of the Department of Medicine (DOM) in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and interim physician-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. A 1997 graduate from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hansel completed her internal medical residency at the University of Pennsylvania before joining Johns Hopkins to complete a master's in public health at Johns Hopkins University in 2001. Simultaneously,  she began a fellowship in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine that she completed in 2004 before joining the faculty at Hopkins. In 2014, she was named associate dean of research at Johns Hopkins Bayview and chair of the Bayview Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Hansel directed the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from 2019 until she became interim director in 2022. During that time, she was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and received an Annual Sponsorship Award from the DOM Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine. She also leads the Development Core of the Collaborative Centers in Children’s Environmental Health Research and Translation funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Hansel's areas of clinical expertise include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. Her research focuses on understanding environmental determinants and sub-phenotypes of obstructive airway diseases.