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Richard Chaisson

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Richard Chaisson

Director, Center for TB Research
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Tuberculosis, HIV, Infectious Diseases


Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health and Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Tuberculosis Research. From 1988-1998 he was Director of the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service, and co-founded the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinic cohort, an observational study that has been the source of more than 130 scientific publications on the outcomes of HIV disease and its treatment. In 1998 he founded the Center for Tuberculosis Research, a multidisciplinary research and training center with more than $100 million in grants for the study of TB from bench to bedside. Dr. Chaisson's research interests focus on tuberculosis and HIV infection, including global epidemiology and control, prevention, clinical trials, and public health interventions. He is currently principal investigator of 11 research grants, and is principal investigator of the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE), an international research consortium funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the impact of novel strategies for controlling HIV-related TB. He has published over 300 scientific papers and book chapters.

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