Nathaniel Hupert, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

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Personal Statement

Nathaniel Hupert, MD, MPH, is an internal medicine physician and researcher in public health at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is a native New Yorker and a graduate of Stuyvesant High School, Harvard College, and the Harvard Medical and Public Health Schools.

Biographical Info

Nathaniel Hupert, MD, MPH, is practicing clinician and public health researcher focusing on healthcare processes and emergency response logistics. Using a variety of methods including Process Mining and Discrete Event Simulation, his research seeks to improve the effectiveness of care delivery in both conventional and crisis settings. Since September 2000, he has collaborated with local, State, Federal, and international public health officials in advancing clinical and health system preparedness for bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. Several of Dr. Hupert’s computer models of mass antibiotic dispensing and hospital surge capacity have been widely downloaded and used by public health professionals worldwide, notably the BERM Point-of-Dispensing staffing model and the AHRQ Surge Model. He led the development of two U.S.  healthcare planning documents, the “Community Guide for Public Health Preparedness” (2004) and the “Guidebook for Hospital Preparedness Exercises” (2010). Dr. Hupert has served on the Anthrax Modeling Working Group of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (2003-9); was a member of the 2007 RAND Expert Panel on Defining Public Health Preparedness; was the founding Director of the Preparedness Modeling Unit at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2008-10); served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the NIGMS Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) (2012-14); and was a Senior Medical Advisor for the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in the office of the DHHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) (2014-15). Formerly Senior Advisor for both the CDC’s Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections and the DHHS National Healthcare Preparedness Program, Dr. Hupert is now the Policy Lead for the Oxford-based COVID-19 International Modeling Consortium ( ).  Dr. Hupert received his training at Harvard Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Honors and Awards


  • 1989 Rotary Foundation Scholarship, Studies in Philosophy of Science, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 1994 Rose Seegal Essay Prize (relating medicine to the community), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1997 Outstanding Volunteer Service, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1999-2000 Pforzheimer Public Service Award, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
  • 2003, Most Outstanding Abstract, Public Health Field, AcademyHealth 20th Annual Research Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 26-28 2003
Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • M.P.H.
    Harvard School of Public Health
  • M.D.
    Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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