Our People

Program Directors

RF-3 Director

Emory University School of Medicine
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Division Chief for Basic/Translational Research, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines
RF-4 Director, RF-3

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases
Departments of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and International Health
Interim Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Chair, IMPAACT HIV Cure Scientific Committee

RF Directors and Associate Directors

Community Program Leader

Johns Hopkins University

Professor and Principal Investigator for Johns Hopkins IMPAACT sites
RF-1 Director

University of Massachusetts

Professor and Director, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Community Program Leader, RF-1

Stellenbosch University

Director of Children's Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit
RF-1 Associate Director, RF-3

Mass General Hospital

Associate Professor
RF-3 Associate Director

Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù

Director of Immunology and Vaccine Clinic
RF-2 Director

University of Oxford

Professor of Immunology
RF-2 Associate Director

Weill Cornell Medicine

Nancy C. Paduano Professor and Chair Weill Cornell Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
RF-4 Associate Director, RF-1

University of Miami

Professor, Director of Miami Center for AIDS Research

Program Management Team

Eileen Martin   email

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Program Coordinator
Jessica Salzwedel   email

AVAC

Community Engagement Coordinator
Katrina Thaler, MPH   email

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

PAVE MDC Program Manager
Megan Vallowe, PhD   email

Emory University School of Medicine

NHP Program Manager

Research Team

RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Research Associate Faculty
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Assistant Professor
RF-4|

Oregon Health & Science University

|Research Associate Professor
Avy Violari, MD   email
RF-1|

University of the Witwatersrand

|Head, Perinatal HIV Research Unit
RF- 1|

Stellenbosch University

|Investigator
Caroline Tiemessen, PhD   email
RF- 1|

University of Witwatersrand
National Institute of Communicable Diseases

|Research Professor
RF-4|

University of Colorado

|Professor
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Assistant Professor
RF-4|

University of Pennsylvania

|Professor
RF-4|

Mass General Hospital

|Professor, Co-Director of Harvard University Center for AIDS Research
RF-2|

Weill Cornell Medicine

|Professor of Pediatrics
RF-2|

African Health Research Institute

|Faculty
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Professor
RF-2|

University of Kentucky

|Assistant Professor
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Professor of Medicine
RF-2|

Oregon Health & Science University

|Professor
RF-4|

University of Miami

|Research Assistant Professor
RF-3|

National Institutes of Health

|Chief, ImmunoTechnology Section
RF-3|

Emory University

|Assistant Professor
RF-2, RF-3|

UF Scripps Biomedical Research

|Associate Professor
RF-2, RF-3|

Scripps Institute, FL

|Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology
RF-2, RF-3, RF-4|

Oregon Health & Science University

|Professor and Director of Oregon National Primate Research Center
RF-3|

Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù

|Pediatric Immunologist
RF-3, RF-4|

Boston Children's Hospital

|Director at Precision Vaccines Program
Omotayo Farinre, PhD   email
RF- 3|

Emory University

|Postdoctoral Fellow
RF- 2|

Weill Cornell Medical College

|Instructor
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Professor of Medicine
RF- 1|

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health/Botswana-Harvard Partnership

|Associate Professor
Samantha Fry, MD   email
RF- 1|

Stellenbosch University/ FAMCRU

|Medical Officer
Shalena Naidoo, PhD   email
RF- 1|

Stellenbosch University

|Researcher
RF- 1|

Stellenbosch University / FAMCRU

|Deputy Director
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Vice Chair of Medicine for Data Integrity & Analytics
RF- 1|

University of Miami

|Assistant Professor
RF-2|

University of KwaZulu-Natal

|Professor and Victor Daitz Chair in HIV/TB Research
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Assistant Scientist
RF-4|

Johns Hopkins University

|Associate Professor

NIH Program Management Team

  • Eric Lorenzo, PhD  | NICHD | Program Officer

  • Jeymohan Joseph, PhD  | NIMH  | Program Officer

  • Judi A. Miller  | NIAID |  Scientific/Research Contact

  • Leia Novak, PhD  | NIAID  |  Program Officer

  • Patrick Jean-Philippe, MD  | NIAID  |  Chief, Maternal, Adolescent and Pediatric Research Branch

  • Pim Brouwers, PhD  | NIMH  | Deputy Director, Division of AIDS Research

  • Tania Lombo Rodriguez, PhD | NIAID |  Program Officer

  • Vasundhara Varthakavi, DVM, PhD  | NIDA  | Program Officer

Industry Partners

  • Greg Laird, PhD  |  Accelevir Diagnostics, LLC  |  Co-Founder

  • Heather Madsen, PhD  | ViiV Healthcare Limited |  Head of HIV Cure and Bioinformatics

  • Jay Evans, PhD | Inimmune Corp | President and CEO

  • Jeffrey Safrit, PhD  |  ImmunityBio, Inc  |  Senior Director, Infectious Diseases

  • Shannon Miller, PhD  |  Inimmune Corp  |  Immunology Lead

Scientific Advisory Board Members

  • Catherine Blish, MD PhD  |  Stanford University |  Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases

  • Frank Maldarelli, MD PhD  |  NIH NCI CCR |  Head, Clinical Retrovirology Section

  • Koen Van Rompay, DVM PhD  |  UC Davis California National Primate Center |  Core Scientist

  • Tariro Makadzange, MD PhD  |  Charles River Medical Group, LLC |  CEO and Founder