Jesse O’Shea MD, MSc is a fellow in infectious disease at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to this, he completed his internal medicine training at Yale University, which enabled him to work in Rwanda, delivering care and medical education as a Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar. He completed graduate degrees in health policy, economics, and global health as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar at the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He received his BS/MD at Florida State University—his home state.
Throughout his medical career, Jesse has written about the challenges of medicine, including as a frontline provider in the COVID-19 pandemic. As an advocate for narrative medicine and the integration of art and humanities in medicine, his writing has appeared in Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Doximity, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine, the Journal of Palliative Care, Medium, KevinMD, among other publications. He has been interviewed on national television and featured in national news including BBC, ABC News, Forbes, and Fast Company.
He spent the last decade deepening his understanding of global health policy and infectious disease through experiences and research in areas including internet biosurveillance systems, novel screening methods for disease, HCV, HIV, and vaccinology. His most recent project tracking the COVID-19 Outbreak in the White House is now one of the most widely used dashboards in the country.