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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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Phone: 410-955-7635
Fax: 410-614-9775


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. more

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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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    • American College of Preventive Medicine Award
    • Award in Infectious Diseases, Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Benjamin Kean Global Health Award, Weill Cornell School of Medicine
    • Best Doctors in America, Infectious Diseases, HIV and STDs
    • Charles C. Shepard Science Award, National Center for Infectious Diseases
    • Commencement Speaker, University of Notre Dame Graduate School
    • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Notre Dame
    • Distinguished Service Award, U.S.P.H.S.
    • Elected Fellow, American Association for Advancement in Science
    • Elected Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
    • Heroes in Medicine Award, IAPAC
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, ASTDA
    • Mary Betty Stevens Award for Clinical Research, ACP Maryland Chapter
    • Meritorious Service Award, U.S.P.H.S.
    • Outstanding Scientific Publication
    • Special Recognition Award, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC
    • The Thomas Parran Award, The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
    • U.S.P.H.S. Outstanding Service Award, NIAID NIH


    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow
    • American College of Physicians
    • American Federation for Clinical Research
    • American Medical Association
    • American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association
    • American Society for Clinical Investigation
    • American Society for Microbiology
    • American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    • 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
    • The National Council for International HealthThe New York Academy of Science
    • U.S.P.H.S. Commissioned Officers' Association
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