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at the Omni Hotel at CNN CenterBiography - Dr. Carlos Del Rio
Carlos del Rio, MD, is the Hubert Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of
Public Health and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine.
He is Program Director of the Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program and co-Director of the Emory
Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. del Rio is a native of Mexico where he attended medical school at Universidad
La Salle, graduating in 1983. He did his Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases residencies at Emory University. In
1989 he returned to Mexico where he was Executive Director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico (CONASIDA, the
Federal agency of the Mexican Government responsible for AIDS Policy throughout Mexico), from 1992 through 1996.
In November of 1996 he returned to Emory. Dr. del Rio was Chief of the Emory Medical Service at Grady Memorial
Hospital from 2001 - 2009. He is the Atlanta site Principal Investigator for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN),
site leader for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group in Atlanta (ACTG) and an investigator for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network
(HVTN). Dr. del Rio has been the PI of several industry-sponsored HIV vaccine studies including the Step study.
Dr. del Rio is a Member of the Monitoring of the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network, Member of the Board of the IASUSA,
Member of the DHHS Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines, Member of the Board of the HIVMA, Senior Clinical
Editor for AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Associate Editor of AIDS Clinical Care and editorial board member
of Global Public Health, Journal of AIDS and Women, Children & HIV. He has co-authored 6 books, 30 book chapters
and over 150 scientific papers.
His research program, funded by the CDC and the NIH, focuses on access to care and barriers to care among HIVinfected persons in the United States as well as healthcare resource utilization by HIV-infected patients. He also does epidemiologic research on opportunistic infections and HIV/AIDS-associated risk behaviors as well as adherence and the impact of therapy on behavior. He attends in the infectious diseases consult service at both Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital as well as at the Infectious Diseases Program of the Grady Health System. Dr. del Rio has led an elective on Medical Spanish for medical students. In addition he teaches medical students and residents on the wards. In the School of Public Health, Dr. del Rio teaches in three courses and leads a weekly HIV/AIDS Seminar for International trainees.