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Robert R. Redfield, MD

Special Advisor to the CEO

Robert R. Redfield, MD is well known for his decades of dedicated work in virology, immunology and clinical research. He has helped lead collaborative research into HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic during his years as a U.S. Army physician and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Redfield, MD  has held multiple advisory positions, including with the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He was the CDC director from March 2018 to January 2021, leading the agency through a period of historic challenges, including the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Co-founder, Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland
  • Division Head and Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Chief of Infectious Diseases and Director of the HIV program
  • Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
  • CDC director (March 2018 to January 2021)

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