Daniel Bausch    

Daniel Bausch, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-6368
Fax: (504) 988-7313

Personal Statement:

Daniel Bausch, MD, MPH&TM, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine and Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases with a Masters of Public Health degree in tropical medicine. Although still actively participating in teaching and other scholarly activities at Tulane, Dr. Bausch is presently seconded to the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 6 in Lima, Peru, where he is the Director of the Emerging Infections Department. He specializes in the research and control of emerging tropical viruses. Formerly with the CDC Special Pathogens Branch, Dr. Bausch has extensive experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Asia combating pathogens such as Ebola and Lassa viruses, hantavirus, and SARS coronavirus. He serves as a frequent consultant for the World Health Organization, United Nations, and National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bausch places a strong emphasis on capacity building in all his projects and also has a keen interest in the role of the scientist in promoting health and human rights.

Research Interests:

Epidemiology and control of viral hemorrhagic fevers and emerging pathogens; building research capacity in developing countries; health and human rights

Educational Background:

  • MPH&TM, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illionis
  • BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illionis

Professional Achievements:

  • 1988 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • 1992 Board certified, internal medicine
  • 1994 Valedictorian, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • 1994 Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
  • 1995-present Founding member and board member, Doctors for Global Health
  • 1995 Travel award, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 1996 Board certified, infectious diseases
  • 1996-2002 Director, CDC Lassa Fever Research Field Station, Guinea, West Africa
  • 2001-2003 Commander, Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
  • 2002 Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service, Uganda Ebola Outbreak Response Team, DHHS
  • 2002, 2003 Foreign duty service awards, Public Health Service
  • 2004-present Fellow, Center for Evidence-Based Global Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • 2004-present Senior medical-technical coordinator, WHO Mano River Union Lassa Fever Network
  • 2004 Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service, SARS Outbreak Response Team (Vietnam), DHHS

Selected Publications:

Nanyonga, M., Saidu, J., Ramsay, A., Shindo, N., & Bausch, DG. (2015). Sequelae of Ebola Virus Disease, Kenema District, Sierra Leone. Clinical infectious diseases: an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Razuri, H., Malecki, M., Tinoco, Y., Ortiz, E., Guezala, C., Romero, C., Bausch, DG... & Montgomery, JM. (2015). Human Coronaviruses-Associated Influenza-Like Illness in the Community Setting in Peru. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 15-0271.

Andersen, KG., Shapiro, BJ., Matranga, CB., Sealfon, R., Lin, AE., Moses, LM., Bausch, DG... & Akdag, M. (2015). Clinical Sequencing Uncovers Origins and Evolution of Lassa Virus. Cell, 162(4), 738-750.

Salmon-Mulanovich, G., Blazes, DL., Lescano, AG., Bausch, DG., Montgomery, JM., & Pan, W. (2015). Economic Burden of Dengue Virus Infection at the Household Level Among Residents of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 14-0755.

Bausch, DG., & Clougherty, MM. (2015). Ebola Virus: Sensationalism, Science, and Human Rights. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 212(suppl 2), S79-S83.

Pollett, S., Nelson, MI., Kasper, M., Tinoco, Y., Simons, M., Romero, C., ... & Bausch, DG. (2015). Phylogeography of Influenza A (H3N2) Virus in Peru, 2010–2012. Emerging infectious diseases, 21(8), 1330.

Ballard, SB., Reaves, EJ., Luna, CG., Silva, ME., Rocha, C., Heitzinger, K., ... & Bausch, DG. (2015). Epidemiology and Genetic Characterization of Noroviruses among Adults in an Endemic Setting, Peruvian Amazon Basin, 2004–2011. PloS one, 10(7), e0131646.

Tinoco, YO., Montgomery, JM., Kasper, MR., Nelson, MI., Azziz‐Baumgartner, E., Gilman, RH., Bausch, DG... & Gonzalez, AE. (2015). Transmission Dynamics of Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 Virus in Humans and Swine in Backyard Farms in Tumbes, Peru. Influenza and other respiratory viruses.

Bausch, DG. (2015). Sequelae after Ebola virus disease: even when it's over it's not over. The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Leski, TA., Stockelman, MG., Moses, LM., Park, M., Stenger, DA., Ansumana, R., Bausch, DG.... & Lin, B. (2015). Sequence Variability and Geographic Distribution of Lassa Virus, Sierra Leone. Emerging infectious diseases, 21(4), 609.

Rosenthal, PJ., & Bausch, DG. (2015). Perspectives on Ebola. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 92(2), 219-220.

Bausch, DG. (2015). The Year That Ebola Virus Took Over West Africa: Missed Opportunities for Prevention. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 92(2), 229-232.

Brett-Major, DM., Jacob, ST., Jacquerioz, FA., Risi, GF., Fischer, WA., Kato, Y., Bausch, DG ... & Fletcher, TE. (2015). Being ready to treat Ebola virus disease patients. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 92(2), 233-237.

O'Dempsey, T., Khan, SH., & Bausch, DG. (2015). Rethinking the discharge policy for Ebola convalescents in an accelerating epidemic. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 92(2), 238-239.

Bausch, DG. (2014). One step closer to an Ebola virus vaccine. New England Journal of Medicine.

Sewlall, NH., Richards, G., Duse, A., Swanepoel, R., Paweska, J., Blumberg, L., ... & Bausch, DG. (2014). Clinical Features and Patient Management of Lujo Hemorrhagic Fever.

Bah, EI., Lamah, MC., Fletcher, T., Jacob, ST., Brett-Major, DM., Sall, AA., Bausch, DG... & Fowler, RA. (2015). Clinical presentation of patients with Ebola virus disease in Conakry, Guinea. New England Journal of Medicine, 372(1), 40-47.

Schieffelin, JS., Shaffer, JG., Goba, A., Gbakie, M., Gire, SK., Colubri, A., Bausch, DG.... & Garry, RF. (2014). Clinical illness and outcomes in patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone. New england journal of medicine, 371(22), 2092-2100.

Peterson, AT., Moses, LM., & Bausch, DG. (2014). Mapping transmission risk of Lassa Fever in West Africa: the importance of quality control, sampling bias, and error weighting.

Reaves, EJ., Ramos, M., & Bausch, DG. (2014). Workplace cluster of Bell's palsy in Lima, Peru. BMC research notes, 7(1), 289.

Cross RW, Waffa B, Freeman A, Riegel C, Moses LM, Bennett A, Safronetz D, Fischer ER, Feldmann H, Voss TG, Bausch DG. (2014). Old World Hantaviruses in Rodents in New Orleans, Louisiana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. [Epub ahead of print]

Vera DM, Hora RA, Murillo A, Wong JF, Torre AJ, Wang D, Boulay D, Hancock K, Katz JM, Ramos M, Loayza L, Quispe J, Reaves EJ, Bausch DG, Chowell G, Montgomery JM. (2014). Assessing the impact of public health interventions on the transmission of pandemic H1N1 influenza a virus aboard a Peruvian navy ship. Influenza Other Respir Viruses [Epub ahead of print]

Razuri H, Tokarz R, Ghersi BM, Salmon-Mulanovich G, Guezala MC, Albujar C, Mendoza AP, Tinoco YO, Cruz C, Silva M, Vasquez A, Pacheco V, Ströher U, Guerrero LW, Cannon D, Nichol ST, Hirschberg DL, Lipkin WI, Bausch DG, Montgomery JM. (2014). Andes hantavirus variant in rodents, southern Amazon Basin, Peru. Emerg Infect Dis., 20(2), 257-60.

Reaves EJ, Bausch DG. (2013). Public health consensus and point-of-care multiplex diagnostics for shipboard outbreak control. Disaster Med Public Health Prep., 7(4), 344-5.

Ramos M, Valle R, Reaves EJ, Loayza L, Gonzalez S, Bernal M, Soto G, Hawksworth AW, Kasper MR, Tilley DH, De Mattos CA, Brown JR, Bausch DG. (2012). Outbreak of Group A beta hemolytic Streptococcus pharyngitis in a Peruvian military facility, April. MSMR, 20(6), 14-7.

Kelly JD, Barrie MB, Ross RA, Temple BA, Moses LM, Bausch DG. (2013). Housing equity for health equity: a rights-based approach to the control of Lassa fever in post-war Sierra Leone. BMC Int Health Hum Rights, 13, 2.

Reaves EJ, Kasper MR, Chimelski E, Klein ML, Valle R, Edgel KA, Lucas C, Bausch DG. (2012). Outbreak of gastrointestinal illness during Operation New Horizons in Pisco, Peru, July 2012. MSMR, 19(11), 17-9.

Montgomery JM, Blair PJ, Carroll DS, Mills JN, Gianella A, Iihoshi N, Briggiler AM, Felices V, Salazar M, Olson JG, Glabman RA, Bausch DG. (2012). Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in Santa Cruz, Bolivia: outbreak investigation and antibody prevalence study. PLoS Negl Trop Dis., 6(10), e1840.

Tokarz R, Hirschberg DL, Sameroff S, Haq S, Luna G, Bennett AJ, Silva M, Leguia M, Kasper M, Bausch DG, Lipkin WI. Genomic analysis of two novel human enterovirus C genotypes found in respiratory samples from Peru. J Gen Virol. 2013 Jan;94(Pt 1):120-7.

Whitehorn J, Rodriguez Roche R, Guzman MG, Martinez E, Gomez WV, Nainggolan L, Laksono IS, Mishra A, Lum L, Faiz A, Sall A, Dawurung J, Borges A, Leo YS, Blumberg L, Bausch DG, Kroeger A, Horstick O, Thwaites G, Wertheim H, Larsson M, Hien TT, Peeling R, Wills B, Simmons C, Farrar J. (2012). Prophylactic platelets in dengue: survey responses highlight lack of an evidence base. PLoS Negl Trop Dis., 6(6), e1716.

Razuri H, Romero C, Tinoco Y, Guezala MC, Ortiz E, Silva M, Reaves E, Williams M, Laguna-Torres VA, Halsey ES, Gomez J, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Widdowson MA, Bresee J, Moen A, Uyeki TM, Bennett A, Montgomery JM, Bausch DG. (2012). Population-based active surveillance cohort studies for influenza: lessons from Peru. Bull World Health Organ., 90(4), 318-20.

Bond N, Schieffelin JS, Moses LM, Bennett AJ, Bausch DG. (2012). A Historical Look at the First Reported Cases of Lassa Fever: IgG Antibodies 40 Years After Acute Infection. Am J Trop Med Hyg., 88(2), 241-4.

MacNeil A, Abel J, Reynolds MG, Lash RR, Fonnie R, Kanneh LD, Robert W, Lungay VK, Goba A, Moses LM, Damon IK, Karem K, and DG Bausch. (2011). Serologic evidence of human orthopoxvirus infections in Sierra Leone.  BMC Research Notes, 4, 465.

Bausch DG. (2011). Ebola Virus as a Foodborne Pathogen? Cause for Consideration, but Not Panic. J Infect Dis., 204(2),179-81.

Kortepeter MG, Bausch DG, Bray M. (2011). Basic clinical and laboratory features of filoviral hemorrhagic fever. J Infect Dis. 204 Suppl 3, S810-6.

Branco LM, Grove JN, Moses LM, Goba A, Fullah M, Momoh M, Schoepp RJ, Bausch DG, Garry RF. (2010). Shedding of soluble glycoprotein 1 detected during acute Lassa virus infection in human subjects. Virol J., 7, 306.

Bausch DG, Hadi CM, Khan SH, Lertora JJ. (2010). Review of the literature and proposed guidelines for the use of oral ribavirin as postexposure prophylaxis for Lassa fever. Clin Infect Dis., 51(12), 1435-41.

Geisbert TW, Bausch DG, Feldmann H. (2010). Prospects for immunisation against Marburg and Ebola viruses. Rev Med Virol., 20(6), 344-57.

Panning M, Emmerich P, Olschläger S, Bojenko S, Koivogui L, Marx A, Lugala PC, Günther S, Bausch DG, Drosten C. (2010). Laboratory diagnosis of Lassa fever, Liberia. Emerg Infect Dis., 16(6), 1041-3.

Bausch DG. (2010). The doctor advises; the patient decides. Med Educ., 44(3), 323.

Hadi CM, Goba A, Khan SH, Bangura J, Sankoh M, Koroma S, Juana B, Bah A, Coulibaly M, Bausch DG. (2010). Ribavirin for lassa Fever postexposure prophylaxis . Emerg Infect Dis., 16(12), 2009-11.

Jentes ES, Robinson J, Johnson BW, Conde I, Sakouvougui Y, Iverson J, Beecher S, Bah MA, Diakite F, Coulibaly M, Bausch DG. (2010). Acute arboviral infections in Guinea, west Africa, 2006. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 83(2), 388-94.

Nnedu ON, Rimel B, Terry C, Jalloh-Vos H, Baryon B, and Bausch DG. (2010). Syndromic diagnosis of malaria in rural Sierra Leone and proposed additions to the national integrated management of childhood illness guidelines for fever. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 82(4), 525-528.

Dery M, Bausch DG. (2008). A DNA vaccine for the prevention of Ebola virus infection. Curr Opin Mol Ther, 10(3), 285-93.

Bausch DG, Sprecher AG, Jeffs B, and P Boumandouki. (2008). Treatment of Marburg and Ebola hemorrhagic fevers: a strategy for testing new drugs and vaccines under outbreak conditions. Antiviral Res, 78(1), 150-61.

Khan SH, Goba A, Chu M, Roth C, Healing T, Marx A, Fair J, Guttieri MC, Ferro P, Imes T, Monagin C, Garry RF, Bausch DG for the Mano River Union Lassa Fever Network. (2008). New opportunities for field research on the pathogenesis and treatment of Lassa fever. Antiviral Res, 78 (1), 103-115.

Swanepoel R, Smit SB, Rollin PE, Formenty P, Leman PA, Kemp A, Burt FJ, Grobbelaar AA, Croft J, Bausch DG, Zeller H, Leirs H, Braack LEO, Libande ML, Zaki S, Nichol ST, Ksiazek TG, and JT Paweska on behalf of the International Scientific and Technical Committee for Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Control in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (2007). Studies of reservoir hosts for Marburg virus. Emerg Infect Dis, 12, 1847-51.

Bausch DG, Towner JS, Dowell SF, Kaducu F, Lukwiya M, Sanchez A, Nichol ST, Ksiazek TG, and PE Rollin. (2007). Assessment of the risk of Ebola virus transmission from bodily fluids and fomites. J Infect Dis, 196(Suppl 2), S142-7.

Bausch DG, Feldmann H, Geisbert TW, Bray M, Sprecher AG, Boumandouki P, Rollin PE, Roth C, and the Winnipeg Filovirus Clinical Working Group, (2007). Outbreaks of filovirus hemorrhagic fever: Time to refocus on the patient. J Infect Dis, 196(Suppl 2), S136-41

PE Rollin, Bausch DG, Sanchez A. (2007). Blood chemistry measurements and D-dimer levels associated with fatal and nonfatal outcomes in humans infected with Sudan Ebola virus. J Infect Dis, 196(Suppl 2), S364-71.

Colebunders R, Tshomba A, Van Kerkhove MD, Bausch DG, Campbell P, Libande M, Pirard P, Tshioko F, Mardel S, Mulangu S, Sleurs H, Rollin PE, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Jeffs B, and M Borchert on behalf of the International Scientific and Technical Committee DRC Watsa/Durba 1999 Marburg Outbreak Investigation Group, (2007). Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Durba and Watsa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Clinical documentation, features of illness, and treatment. J Infect Dis, 196(Suppl 2), S148-53

Fair J, Jentes E, Inapogui A, Kourouma K, Goba A, Bah A, Tounkara M, Coulibaly M, Garry RF, Bausch DG. (2007). Lassa virus-infected rodents in refugee camps in Guinea: a looming threat to public health in a politically unstable region. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis, 7(2), 167-72

Bausch DG, Geisbert TW. (2007). Development of vaccines for Marburg hemorrhagic fever. Expert Rev Vaccines, 6(1), 57-74.

Bausch DG, Nichol ST, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Borchert M, Rollin PE, Sleurs H, Campbell P, Tshioko FK, Roth C, Colebunders R, Pirard P, Mardel S, Olinda LA, Zeller H, Tshomba A, Kulidri A, Libande ML, Mulangu S, Formenty P, Grein T, Leirs H, Braack L, Ksiazek T, Zaki S, Bowen MD, Smit SB, Leman PA, Burt FJ, Kemp A, and R Swanepoel for the International Scientific and Technical Committee for Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever Control in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (2006). Marburg hemorrhagic fever associated with multiple genetic lineages of virus. N Engl J Med., 355(9), 909-919

Reynolds MG, Anh BH, Thu V, Montgomery JM, Bausch DG, Shah JJ, Maloney S, Leitmeyer KC, Horby P, Plant AJ, Uyeki TM, (2006). Factors associated with nosocomial SARS-CoV transmission among health care workers in Hanoi, Vietnam, 2003. BMC Public Health, 6(1), 207.

Bausch DG. (2005). Marburg and Ebola viruses. PIER: The Physicians' Information and Education Resource. American College of Physicians, electronic publication:

Nkoghe D, Formenty P, Leroy ÉM, Nnegue S, Obame Edou SY, Iba Ba J, Allarangar Y, Cabore J, Bachy C, Andraghetti R, de Benoist AC, Galanis E, Rose A, Bausch D, Reynolds M, Rollin P, Corera, Shongo R, Gergonne B, Koné LM, Yada A, Roth C, Toung Mve M.(2005). Multiple Ebola virus haemorrhagic fever outbreaks in Gabon, from October 2001 to April 2002 [French, English abstract]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot, 98(3), 224-229.

Carroll DS, Mills JN, Montgomery JM, Bausch DG, Blair PJ, Burans JP, Felices V, Gianella A, Iihoshi N, Nichol ST, Olson JG, Rogers DS, Salazar M, Ksiazek TJ. (2005). Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in central Bolivia: relationships between reservoir hosts, habitats, and viral genotypes. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 72(1), 54-58.


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