Dr. Pollock's research focuses on the development and evaluation of novel diagnostics for infectious diseases, ranging from early proof of principle laboratory demonstration to field implementation. Her diagnostics research has spanned a range of diseases including C. difficile infection, active and latent tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, Lyme disease, STDs, Ebola virus disease (EVD), and most recently, SARS-CoV-2. Her research has also involved a wide range of technologies, from simple paper-based lateral flow and microfluidic platforms for point-of-care deployment to novel automated platforms for protein and nucleic acid detection.


Dr. Pollock is the Associate Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital and a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. She is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her MD/PhD at the University of California, San Francisco; her medical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; and her infectious diseases/clinical microbiology fellowships at BIDMC.