Dr. Hendrix is a Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has 28 years of experience in the design and conduct of translational clinical pharmacology studies, mostly of antiretroviral drugs for HIV treatment and prevention. He is the Wellcome Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Director of the Drug Development Unit in the Division. His research focuses on development of antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection. His HIV prevention research has been supported by CDC, NIH, USAID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amfAR, and sponsors in the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Hendrix received his undergraduate degree in Applied Biology at MIT (1978) and his medical degree from Georgetown University, magna cum laude (1984). He completed internship and residency in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service, and fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Pharmacology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before joining the Hopkins medical school faculty, Dr. Hendrix served on active duty for 10 years in the U.S. Air Force (USAF).
Dr. Hendrix was appointed as the Wellcome Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology in January 2015. Established in 1954, the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is the oldest in the US and has a long history of laboratory and clinical research, teaching, and service activities.
Mentoring and teaching medical students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows have long been his passion and integral to the success of his own research accomplishments.