Céline Gounder

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Céline Gounder
Member of the COVID-19 Advisory Board
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Co-chairsDavid A. Kessler
Vivek Murthy
Marcella Nunez-Smith
Personal details
Born1977 (age 43–44)
Spouse(s)Grant Wahl
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
Johns Hopkins University (MS)
University of Washington (MD)
OccupationInfectious disease physician, internist, epidemiologist, filmmaker, medical journalist
Websitecelinegounder.com

Céline R. Gounder (born 1977)[1] is an American infectious disease physician, internist, epidemiologist, filmmaker, and medical journalist who specializes in infectious disease and global health. She was educated at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and University of Washington School of Medicine. As of 2018, Gounder practices medicine part-time while addressing her long time concerns with health issues as a medical journalist. In 2017, because of her contributions to medicine and public health, Gounder was named one of People Magazine's 25 Women Changing the World.

On November 9, 2020, she was named a member of the COVID-19 Advisory Board of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden.

Early life and education[edit]

Celine Gounder was born in the United States to a mother from Normandy and a Tamil Indian father.[2] Her father Raj Natarajan Gounder hails from a small village near Erode, Tamil Nadu.[3] She graduated from Princeton University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology.[4] She received a Master of Science in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2000. Her master's thesis was titled Field evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for tuberculosis.[1] In 2004 she attended the University of Washington School of Medicine where she received a Doctor of Medicine degree.[4][5] While attending UW School of Medicine, she co-founded the International Health Group, which advocates for doctors in training to develop careers that serve disadvantaged people around the world.[5][6] Gounder did her residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.[5]

Career[edit]

Gounder is an infectious disease physician, internist, epidemiologist, filmmaker, and medical journalist.[7] Her first position was as a post-doc at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she researched TB and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and served as Director for Delivery in the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic, which was funded by the Gates Foundation.[4][5] She then joined the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene working on control of TB in the city.[4][5]

After that she decided to try to address public health issues as a medical journalist,[5] and remained active practicing medicine.[4]

As a medical journalist she has worked as a consultant for and on the editorial board of TEDMED[8] and has published articles about infectious disease and other medical topics in media including The New Yorker and The Atlantic, and has appeared on TV news and talk shows.[5] As of 2018 she was working on a documentary.[4]

On November 9, she was named a member of the COVID-19 Advisory Board of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden.[9]

Awards[edit]

While pursuing her master's degree at Johns Hopkins, Gounder was inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society in 2000.[10] In 2004 when she graduated from University of Washington School of Medicine, she was awarded the James W. Haviland Award for "outstanding clinical competence and for unusual promise as a leader of medicine in the future".[11] In 2010, she was awarded the W. Leight Thompson, MD Excellence in Research Award at Johns Hopkins.[12] Also that year, she was the recipient of the Arthur M. Dannenberg, Jr. Award at Johns Hopkins, and was an Ashoka Changemaker Finalist.[13]

In 2016, Gounder was appointed as a fellow for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.[14]

In 2017, Gounder was listed in People Magazine's 25 Women Changing the World in 2017 for her contributions to health care.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Gounder is married to Grant Wahl, a writer at Sports Illustrated and a FOX Sports news correspondent. They and their two dogs live in New York City.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gounder, Celine (2000). Field evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for tuberculosis (Sc. M. thesis). Johns Hopkins University. OCLC 44388644.
  2. ^ "Q&A: Dr. Celine Gounder '97 on the Opioid Epidemic, Ebola, and More". Princeton Alumni Weekly. June 4, 2018. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "PressReader.com - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Gounder, Celine. "Celine Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA". LinkedIn. LinkedIn Corporation. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Real Time Impact on Global Health". UW Medicine. UW School of Medicine. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "About the UW School of Medicine International Health Group". University of Washington. University of Washington. Archived from the original on August 13, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Eric Levenson. "Here's who's on President-elect Biden's newly formed Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board". CNN. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  8. ^ "TEDMED's Editorial Advisory Board". TEDMED. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Mucha, Sarah (November 9, 2020). "Biden transition team announces coronavirus advisers, including whistleblower Rick Bright". CNN. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  10. ^ "2000 Inductees". Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Johns Hopkins University. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Medical School graduates Honored with Student Awards". Online News UW School of Medicine. University of Washington School of Medicine. Archived from the original on September 11, 2005. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "ACGME Former Fellows". Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "Dr. Celine Gounder - Infectious Disease". U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News & World Report L.P. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "IDSA News". Infectious Disease Society of America. July–August 2016. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  15. ^ People Staff. "Meet the 25 Women Changing the World in 2017". People. Time Inc. Archived from the original on March 8, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  16. ^ "Dr. Celine Gounder". www.jeffpearlman.com. February 27, 2018. Archived from the original on February 25, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.

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