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Robert H. Gilman, M.D.

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  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

Research Interests

International health; Disease control; Sexually transmitted diseases; Diarrhea; Enteric diseases; Tuberculosis; Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; Parasitic infections; Tropical disease prevention; Tropical disease interventions; Community-based clinical trials; Climate factors associated with infectious disease more


Dr. Robert Gilman is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also holds a joint appointment in molecular microbiology and immunology. 

His research focuses on disease control and has led to the development of microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility (MODS), a rapid tuberculosis diagnostic technique. 

He is currently engaged in ongoing infectious disease research based at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Peru. 

Dr. Gilman earned his M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical College. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1991.  

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gilman worked with the U.S. Public Health Service and served as an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Hospital. He was also the chief of infectious disease at Wyman Park Hospital. more


  • Joint Appointment in Medicine

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Courses and Syllabi

  • Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries: Prevalence and Epidemiology (223.667.11)
    2016 - 2016
  • Chronic Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries: Study Design and Metrics (223.668.11)
    2016 - 2016
  • Intestinal Infections in the Tropics (223.688.11)
    2016 - 2016
  • Child and Public Health in the Tropics (223.686.11)
    2016 - 2016
  • Vector-Borne Diseases in the Tropics (223.684.11)
    2016 - 2016
  • Tuberculosis, HIV and Other Chronic Infections in the Tropics (223.685.11)
    2016 - 2016
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