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Daniel R. Lucey, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Clinical Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Geisel Medical School

Daniel Lucey, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP, is a clinical professor of medicine at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine who teaches about epidemics at The Dartmouth Institute and is an anthropology research associate at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. He travels to outbreaks overseas including hands-on Ebola patient care in Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2014 (Doctors Without Borders), MERS (Qatar, UAE and Jordan in 2013), SARS in China and Toronto in 2003, HIV/AIDS (1982-1985 in San Francisco), H5N1 in Indonesia and Egypt, Zika (Recife, Brazil), yellow fever in 2016 (Kinshasa, DRC) and pneumonic plague in 2017 (Madagascar with WHO/USAID/CDC).

Since Jan. 6, 2020, he has contributed more than 160 posts to Science Speaks on the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple outbreaks. Some of these posts are cited in a video for the 2023 online course he created on epidemics on He traveled to Shanghai, China, in February 2020, and to Wuhan in July and September 2023.

In 2014, he proposed — then fundraised and helped design the content for — the 2018-2022 Smithsonian One Health Exhibition on epidemics due to zoonotic viruses. From 1982 to 1988, he trained at UCSF and Harvard and then was an attending physician at the NIH (NIAID) in the 1990s while in the U.S. Public Health Service. During 9/11 and the anthrax attacks, he was the chief of the ID service at the 900-bed Washington Hospital Center in D.C. helping to provide care to the Pentagon survivors on the burn unit and designing the early protocols for the anthrax response. He has worked with the U.S. CDC, ministries of health and WHO.


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