Carlos del Rio, MD

Professor and Chair, Hubert Department of Global Health

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Emory University School of Medicine


Carlos del Rio, MD is Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is also Vice Chair in the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Emory Medical Service at Grady Memorial Hospital and Co-director for the Clinical Science and International Research Core of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. He has held numerous leadership roles including: executive director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico, the Federal agency of the Mexican government responsible for AIDS policy in that country; program director and principal investigator of the Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program; and member of the Board of the International AIDS Society USA Dr. del Rio’s research interests include the epidemiology of opportunistic infections in HIV and other immune deficiencies, the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, HIV testing, access to care and compliance with antiretroviral drug regimens. He is also interested in the impact of HIV in developing countries and the optimal use of antiretroviral drugs in limited-resource settings. Dr. del Rio is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Latin American AIDS Initiative, the Monitoring of the AIDS Pandemic Network, and is associate editor of AIDS Clinical Careand AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and a member of the editorial board of Journal of AIDS, Women, Children and HIV, and Global Public Health. He has co-authored five books, 30 book chapters, and more than 100 scientific papers.