Brittany Ober Shepherd, MD MSc, is a research physician with the Emerging Infectious Disease Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and works for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF). She contributes to a broad project portfolio that ranges from public health to pre-clinical studies for COVID-19 and Yellow Fever.
Dr. Ober Shepherd completed her undergraduate education at Indiana University-Bloomington graduating summa cum laude from the Hutton Honors College. She was awarded the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for the United Kingdom and the NIH-Oxford Scholarship. With the support of these fellowships, she obtained a Masters in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford focusing on human leukocyte antigen immunogenetics. She completed medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and residency at Indiana University-St. Vincent Hospital.