Charlotte A. Gaydos, DrPH, MPH, MS

GaydosDr. Charlotte A. Gaydos is a Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Director of the North American Branch for the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI), and member of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health. She received her B.S. in medical technology and her M.S. in medical microbiology from West Virginia University. Her MPH and DrPH in immunology and infectious diseases were received from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Johns Hopkins University International STI, Respiratory Diseases, and Biothreat Research Laboratory.
She has 45 years laboratory expertise in microbiology, has authored 27 book chapters, 400 research articles, and >600 abstracts/oral presentations. Dr. Gaydos has conducted multiple FDA clinical trials for new diagnostics for STIs and respiratory pathogens. She has extensive laboratory experience in the development and evaluation of molecular amplification testing techniques for respiratory, urogenital and biothreat specimens, as well as epidemiology expertise. She performed sentinel STI studies in schools and military male and female recruits. Her Internet recruitment of home-collected samples for STI screening has been an effective out-reach program.
Her CAP/CLIA-compliant laboratory is a Core Diagnostic/Reference Laboratory for international studies of STIs, respiratory diseases, and trachoma. She serves on the editorial board of the STD journal and executive committee of the American STD Association. She was a co-investigator for 10 years for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center of Excellence (MARCE) for emerging infectious diseases. She is P.I. of an NIH Center grant to develop point-of-care tests for STIs, as well as a co-investigator for a new NIH Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance.