Dr. Jana Broadhurst
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dr. Broadhurst is the director for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit Clinical Laboratory and assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She served as the diagnostics lead for Partners In Health during the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola epidemic, where she worked in Ebola treatment units across Sierra Leone to improve access to diagnostic testing and coordinated the deployment and operation of mobile molecular diagnostic laboratories. She successfully led two clinical validation studies of novel Ebola diagnostic tests and worked extensively with local and international health care workers to improve biosafety and infection control practices in Ebola treatment units. She continues to support clinical laboratory development in West Africa, and her efforts have helped to re-introduce microbiology testing capacity in Liberia along with protocols and training programs to foster biosafety, infection control, and quality management systems. Dr. Broadhurst completed M.D./Ph.D. training with an emphasis in immunology at the University of California, San Francisco, followed by specialty training in clinical pathology and microbiology at Stanford University.