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Thomas C. Quinn, M.D.

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Professor of Medicine
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  • Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
  • Professor of Medicine

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  • Global Health, Center for


HIV/AIDS, HIV/STD Interaction, Infectious Disease, Infectious Diseases and International Health, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

HIV epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical care


Dr. Thomas Quinn is Professor of Medicine and Pathology in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Professor of International Health, Epidemiology, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and Professor of Nursing in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. In 2006 he was appointed founding Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health. He serves as advisor/consultant on HIV and STDs to the World Health Organization, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR), UNAIDS, and the FDA. He serves as Associate Director for International Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a member of the American Association of Physicians. He is an author of over 900 publications on HIV, STDs, and infectious diseases, and serves on multiple editorial boards.


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American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow)American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.)American Society for MicrobiologyAmerican Society for Tropical Medicine and HygieneAmerican Medical AssociationAmerican Federation for Clinical ResearchAmerican Society for Clinical InvestigationAmerican Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (President, 1990-1992)Association of American PhysiciansInstitute of MedicineInternational Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases ResearchInternational Union Against Venereal Diseases and Treponematoses (North American Representative)Molecular Medicine SocietyThe Infectious Diseases Society of America (Fellow)The National Council for International HealthThe New York Academy of ScienceU.S.P.H.S. Commissioned Officers'' Association
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    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine ( Chicago IL ) (1974)


    • Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1977)
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    Research Summary

    Dr. Quinn has been involved in clinical, virological and epidemiologic investigations of HIV/AIDS in 29 countries, with current projects in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, India, China, and Thailand. He was one of the first scientists to identify the AIDS epidemic and its cause HIV, in Africa in the early phases of the global pandemic. His investigations have involved the study of the epidemiologic, virologic, immunologic features of HIV infection in Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Asia. His research interests have involved laboratory investigations that have helped define the biological factors involved in sexual and perinatal transmission of HIV, the natural history of HIV infections in developing countries, and the identification and characterization of unique strains of HIV-1 infection.

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    U.S.P.H.S. Outstanding Service Award, NIAID, NIHCharles C. Shepard Science Award for Outstanding Scientific PublicationNational Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC Special Recognition AwardAmerican College of Preventive Medicine AwardU.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service AwardBest Doctors in America, Infectious Diseases, HIV and STDsASTDA Lifetime Achievement AwardIndiana University School of Medicine Award in Infectious DiseasesU.S.P.H.S. Distinguished Service AwardIAPAC Heroes in Medicine AwardElected Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of SciencesElected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement in ScienceACP Maryland Chapter Mary Betty Stevens Award for Clinical ResearchThe Thomas Parran Award, The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases AssociationBenjamin Kean Global Health Award, Weill Cornell School of MedicineUniversity of Notre Dame Distinguished Alumnus AwardCommencment Speaker for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School
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