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.
Ober Shepherd, B.L., Chang, D., Vasan, S., Ake, J., Modjarrad, K. HIV and SARS-CoV-2: Tracing a Path of Vaccine Research and Development. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep 19, 86–93 (2022).
Hakre, S., Elakhal Naouar, I., King, D.B., Burns, J.L., Jackson, K.N., Krauss, S.W., Chandrasekharan, P., McCauley, M.D., Ober Shepherd, B.L., McHenry, S. and Bianchi, E.J., 2022. Virological and serological assessment of US Army trainees isolated for COVID-19. The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Hakre S, Sanborn A, Krauss SW, Burns JL, Jackson KN, McCauley MD, Ober Shepherd BL, McHenry S, Stahlman SL, Bianchi EJ, Freeman J, Ouellette J, Stubbs J, Brigantti C, Hall TL, Beagle, Jr. MH, Kwon PO, Pieri JA, Frambes TR, Murray CK, Cersovsky, SB, Modjarrad K, Peel SA, Scott PT, Serological and RT-PCR Surveillance for COVID-19 in an Asymptomatic US Army Trainee Population, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue 9, September 2021, ofab407.
Shepherd BL, Ferrand R, Bandason T, Rowland-Jones SL, Yindom LM. 2016. Isolation of full-length HLAC* 18:02 allele in an individual from Sub-Saharan Africa. HLA. 87(6):471-2. HLAC*18:02 allele in an individual from Sub-Saharan Africa. HLA. 87(6):471-2.
Shepherd BL, Ferrand R, Bandason T, Rowland-Jones SL, Yindom LM. 2016.HLA- C*16:01:01:02, a recently isolated HLA class I allele from Southern Africa. HLA. Jun;87(6):470-1.
Shepherd BL, Ferrand R, Rowland-Jones SL, Yindom LM. 2016. HLA-C*06:04:02 a novel HLA-C allele isolated from donors of Southern African descent. HLA. 87(5):402- 3.
Shepherd BL, Ferrand R, Munyati S, Folkard S, Boyd K, Bandason T, Jallow S, Rowland-Jones SL, Yindom LM. 2015. HLA Correlates of Long-Term Survival in Vertically Infected HIV-1-Positive Adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 31(5): 504–507.