Dr. Diane Griffin
University Distinguished Service Professor W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health GVN Center Director
Diane E. Griffin, MD PhD is Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor and Vice President of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and former Chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her BA in Biology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and her MD and PhD in Immunology from Stanford University. She was a postdoctoral fellow in virology and infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before joining the faculty. Dr. Griffin’s research focuses on the pathogenesis of RNA viruses that cause measles, encephalitis and now COVID-19 to understand virus virulence, recovery and protective immunity. She is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Microbiology, the Association of American Physicians and the AAAS and a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Medicine and the NAS. She is a past-President of the American Society for Virology and the American Society for Microbiology. Awards include the Rudolf Virchow Medal, FASEB Excellence in Science Award, Maxwell Finland Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Alice C Evans Award from the American Society for Microbiology.