Dr. Damani Piggott is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds a joint appointment in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the inaugural Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Diversity and Partnerships and Director of the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative at Johns Hopkins University. His areas of clinical expertise include HIV and infectious diseases.
Dr. Piggott has worked on clinical and research projects in urban and rural communities in the United States, the Caribbean, West Africa and South Africa. His research centers on understanding the biological, epidemiologic and social determinant pathways necessary to improve survival and quality of life for persons aging with HIV, with particular focus on the investigation of frailty and other aging phenotypes.
Dr. Piggott serves as Co-Director of the Kennedy Krieger Institute James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is a founding member of the Inclusion, Diversity, Access and Equity Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Dr. Piggott received his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology from Yale University. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital and fellowship training in infectious diseases and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins.