Carlos del Rio named executive associate dean at Emory School of Medicine

October 11, 2019

Dr. Carlos del Rio, Richard N. Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health, has accepted a position as executive associate dean for Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System. Del Rio will assume this role on November 1, 2019 (view the School of Medicine’s announcement here).

Del Rio has chaired the Hubert Department of Global Health (HDGH) since 2008. Over the past 11 years, the department has grown tremendously in both size and stature having now 47 full-time faculty and leading programs in both research and education. His leadership has contributed to the expanded success of research centers and global collaborations. In addition, HDGH has revised the master’s curriculum, adopted a core course, and developed a PhD program in Global Health and Development that is in the final stages of approval.

Del Rio has been a researcher and educator focused on HIV care for over 30 years, and is internationally recognized as an authority and advocate for HIV prevention and care. His research focuses primarily on the early diagnosis, access to care, engagement of care, compliance with antiretrovirals, and the prevention of HIV infection. Lately, he has become actively engaged in addressing the opioid epidemic and has devoted time and efforts to educate infectious disease clinicians.

Del Rio is the principal investigator and co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)​, and has served in numerous leadership positions since joining Emory University’s faculty in 1996. Outside of the university, he’s a member of the core faculty and the board of directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA, chair of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board, HIV/AIDS chief editor for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, associate editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases, and member of the editorial board of both the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Global Public Health. His numerous accolades over the years include election to the National Academy of Medicine and the Thomas Jefferson Award from Emory University.

Del Rio will remain jointly appointed on the faculty of Rollins and continue as principal investigator and co-director of CFAR. An interim chair for HDGH will be announced shortly and a search committee will be formed.

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