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Carlos Del Rio, M.D.

Professor
Emory Vaccine Center

Professor and Chair
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health

Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine

Investigator
Emory Center for AIDS Research

Phone: 404-727-1557

Fax: 404-727-1278

Email: cdelrio@emory.edu

Carlos del Rio, MD is Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is Director for Clinical Sciences and International Research of the Emory CFAR and Director of the Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program.  

Dr. del Rio is a native of 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.  He was also a member of the Program Coordinating Board of UNAIDS (1995 -97).  

Since joining the faculty at Emory in 1996 he has served in many leadership roles including Chief of the Emory Medical Service at Grady Memorial Hospital (2001 – 2009) and Executive Director of the Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center (2004 – 2006).  

Dr. del Rio is a Member of the Board of Directors of the International AIDS Society-USA, the HIVMA of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the IDSA. He is a member of the DHHS Panel for Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents and member of the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration. He is Senior Clinical Editor for AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and Associate Editor of AIDS Clinical Care and member of the editorial board of Journal of AIDS, Women, Children and HIV, and Global Public Health. Dr. del Rio has been a member of four Institute of Medicine Committees on HIV/AIDS issues (The Ryan White Care Act: Data for Resource Allocation, Planning and Evaluation; Methodological Issus on HIV Prevention Trials; HIV Social Security Disability Criteria, and Data Systems for Monitoring HIV Care). Dr. del Rio has co-authored 5 books, 30 book chapters and over 200 scientific papers.

Research Interests

Carlos del Rio is Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He is Director for Clinical Sciences and International Research of the Emory CFAR and Director of the Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program.

Dr. del Rio is a native of 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.

Dr. del Rio’s research interests include early diagnosis of HIV, access to care and compliance with antiretrovirals for hard-to-reach populations.  He is also interested in combination (biomedical and behavioral) prevention of HIV infection and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. Dr. del Rio is the Clinical Site Leader for the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the site PI for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) of the NIAID/NIH. 

Dr. del Rio is a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA), the HIVMA of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the IDSA. He is a also a member of the DHHS Panel for Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents and member of the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration. He is Senior Clinical Editor for AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and Associate Editor of AIDS Clinical Care and member of the editorial board of Journal of AIDS, Women, Children and HIV, and Global Public Health. Dr. del Rio has been a member of four Institute of Medicine Committees on HIV/AIDS issues (The Ryan White Care Act: Data for Resource Allocation, Planning and Evaluation, Methodological Issus on HIV Prevention Trials, HIV Social Security Disability Criteria and Data Systems for Monitoring HIV Care).