University of Nebraska Medical Center

James Lawler, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Associate Director of International Programs and Innovation, GCHS
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, UNMC College of Medicine

James Lawler

Before his arrival at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018, Dr. Lawler served as a Navy commander and was chief of clinical biodefense research at the Naval Medical Research Center in Fort Detrick, MD.

He was an attending physician at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and served White House assignments as Homeland Security Council and National Security Council staff, where he worked on biodefense, pandemic response, and health preparedness.

 Dr. Lawler has field experience treating Ebola patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and he served as a subject matter expert in the training of Department of Defense medical personnel working with infectious diseases patients.