Carlos del Rio, MD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Office: Claudia N Rollins Bldg 7

Phone: 404-727-1557

Fax: 404-727-1278



Carlos del Rio, MD is the Hubert Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine . He is also Program Director of the Emory AIDS International Training and Research Program and co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. del Rio is a native of Mexico where he attended medical school at Universidad La Salle, graduating in 1983. He did his Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases residencies at Emory University. In 1989 he returned to Mexico where he was Executive Director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico (CONASIDA, the Federal agency of the Mexican Government responsible for AIDS Policy throughout Mexico), from 1992 through 1996. In November of 1996 he returned to Emory where he has been involved in teaching and research. Dr. del Rio was Chief of the Emory Medical Service at Grady Memorial Hospital from 2001 - 2009. His research interests include the epidemiology of opportunistic infections in HIV and other immune deficiencies the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and issues related to early diagnosis of HIV, access to care and compliance with antiretrovirals. In addition, he is the Principal Investigator for the HPTN in site leader for the ACTG in Atlanta.

Dr. del Rio is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Latin-American AIDS Initiative (SIDALAC), Member of the Monitoring of the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network, Member of the Board of the IAS-USA, Member of the DHHS Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines,Member of the Board of the HIVMA, Senior Clinical Editor for AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Associate Editor of AIDS Clinical Care and editorial board memeber of Global Public Health, Journal of AIDS and Women, Children & HIV. He has co-authored 5 books, 30 book chapters and over 150 scientific papers.

Dr. del Rio's research efforts focus on access to care and barriers to care among HIV-infected persons in the United States as well as healthcare resource utilization by HIV-infected patients. He also does epidemiologic research on opportunistic infections and HIV/AIDS-associated risk behaviors as well as adherence and the impact of therapy on behavior. Finally, he is interested in the spectrum and impact of AIDS in developing countries and issues related to access to care in resource poor settings.

He is the Clinical Research Site leader for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the PI for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) in Atlanta.

Dr. del Rio is a Member of the Board of Directors of the International AIDS Society-USA, and of the HIVMA of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Member of the Monitoring of the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network, member of the Education Committee of IDSA, member of the DHHS Panel for Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents (Feb 2007 – present) and a member of the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and Treatment of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration (July, 2008 – present). He is also Senior Clinical Editor for AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and Associate Editor of AIDS Clinical Care and member of the editorial board of Journal of AIDS, Women, Children and HIV, and Global Public Health.