COVID-19 Response Profile: Brian Agan


As an HJF employee and Deputy Director of the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Brian Agan oversees a team of 120 that is highly focused on COVID-19.  

“My role is to help direct our efforts in response to COVID-19 and support the leadership team, investigators, clinical research managers, site teams, data center, analysts, and other staff as they engage with several COVID-19 studies,” he said.    

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these researchers activated an observational, longitudinal cohort study (“Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of Emerging Infectious Diseases with Pandemic Potential”) at six military treatment facilities within the United States and will be expanding to others.  

“This study is capturing longitudinal clinical and laboratory data, as well as specimens, from patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, as well as those with high risk exposure to better understand the natural history of SARS-CoV-2 infection, including the clinical, virologic, and immunologic determinants of severe disease,” said Agan, who now serves as study principal investigator.  

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