Linda Mobula, MD, MPH

Current Positions

Hospitalist Physician, Assistant Professor

Dr. Linda Mobula is a Senior Health Specialist with the World Bank. She formally served as a Public Health and Infectious Disease advisor with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She also works as a Hospitalist Physician with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

She recently served as the technical lead for the 10th outbreak Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the World Bank. 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 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 USAID/OFDA Ebola response in Guinea. 

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 obtained a Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of AZ in 2004 and attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a concentration in Health in Crisis and Humanitarian assistance. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. During her residency, she made multiple trips as a medical volunteer to Haiti with Samaritan's Purse, working at a primary care clinic in Cite Soleil, Haiti’s largest and poorest slum. She later served 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. She completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  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.


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