Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health and Director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Tuberculosis Research and Principal Investigator of the Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). The Center for Tuberculosis Research is a multidisciplinary research and training center for the study of TB from bench to bedside. The CFAR is a multidisciplinary, university-wide program to promote HIV research, support new investigators, and address the Baltimore HIV epidemic.
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 425 scientific papers and book chapters.
Honors and Awards
World Lung Health Award, American Thoracic Society, 2006
MD Dept Health & Mental Hygiene David Glasser Award, 2008
CDC Charles C. Shepard Award, 2012
USAID Champions of TB Control Award (for CREATE), 2014
Scientific Award, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2014
Association of American Professors, 2016
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2016
Mentee-Mentor Award for Clinical Research, JHUSOM Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, 2017