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William Owen Osburn, M.S., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Point-of-need molecular diagnostics and viral immunology


Dr. William O. Osburn is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is infectious diseases.

Dr. Osburn received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College. He earned his M.S. at Northeastern University and his Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His research interests include point-of-need molecular diagnostics and viral immunology. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

  • Infectious Disease Center for Viral Hepatitis



  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2007)
  • M.S., Northeastern University (Massachusetts) (2002)
  • A.B., Bowdoin College (Maine) (1994)

Research & Publications


My research focuses on:

1) development of novel point-of-need molecular diagnostic test appropriate for use in both HICs and LMICs.

2) studying adaptive and cellular immune responses during acute HCV and HBV infection as well as HCV/HIV coinfection.

Activities & Honors


  • Year 4 CFAR Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, 2015 - 2016
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