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Linda Mobula

Senior Health Specialist

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Dr. Linda Mobula is currently working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a Senior Health Specialist with the World Bank, where she works on Ebola, COVID-19 and the REDISEE project. She worked on the DRC Ebola response from 2018-2020, first with USAID and subsequently with the World Bank.

Dr Mobula is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and a Research Associate with the Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of Arizona in 2004 and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and a Post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

Dr. Mobula formerly worked as a Public Health and Infectious Disease advisor with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at USAID, and supported the West Africa Ebola Response in Guinea. She served as a Public Health advisor and Deputy Team Leader for the USAID/OFDA Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in Guinea, and subsequently served as the Acting Senior Humanitarian Advisor for the Guinea USAID/OFDA Ebola response. She provided clinical care to Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia at the ELWA-2 Ebola Treatment Center with Samaritan’s Purse during the summer of 2014.

She also served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Samaritan’s Purse response to the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and was the Senior Program Manager for the UNHCR funded Samaritan’s Purse European Refugee Response in Greece in 2016. She previously worked in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID where she provided technical assistance to South Sudan, DRC, Mozambique and Burundi. She worked as the Medical Director for Samaritan's Purse Health programs in Haiti from 2011-2012, where she oversaw the Cite Soleil Clinic and a Maternal Child Health Program. From 2014-2017, she was the Co-Principal Investigator for the Gates funded Ghana Access and Affordability Program which aims to improve access to treatment for Non-Communicable Diseases.