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Gretchen Buckler, M.D., M.P.H., joined MPIDB as a medical officer in July 2022. Her research interests include HIV and tuberculosis treatment in pregnancy and in children, infants exposed to COVID-19 in utero, the resurgence of syphilis and its effects on infants, transfusion-related infectious disease transmission, and laboratory test development.
Prior to joining NICHD, Dr. Buckler worked for multiple agencies at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as well as for the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of TRICARE in the U.S. Department of Defense. She is a commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and played an integral role in the Corps’ COVID-19 response for children residing in congregate settings. She also supported non-COVID infectious disease surveillance and response during the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border, and the influx of evacuees from Afghanistan.
Dr. Buckler received both her M.D. and M.P.H. from Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine/Medical College of Virginia, where she also completed preventive medicine and public health and clinical pathology residencies. She completed her transfusion medicine fellowship training at the NIH Clinical Center in the Department of Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Buckler is board certified in preventive medicine and public health as well as in clinical pathology/transfusion medicine.