Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH*

Dr. Adaora Adimora is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a physician-epidemiologist with specialty training and extensive clinical experience in infectious diseases, particularly HIV, both in North Carolina and New York City. She received her B.A. from Cornell University in Psychology and her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. She did her Internal Medicine internship and residency at Boston City Hospital and completed specialty training in Infectious Diseases at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. Prior to coming to UNC, she served as assistant chief for science of the NC Health Department's Communicable Disease Control Section.

A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Dr. Adimora chairs the NIH's HIV Prevention Trials Network's Women at Risk Committee. She has served on the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Advisory Council and as chair of the HIV Medicine Association. She also serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Panel. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases. In 2009 The Root (a publication of the Washington Post Company) named Dr. Adimora to its inaugural list of The Root 100, its recognition of "established and emerging African American leaders who are making extraordinary contributions."

*member of the WRI advisory board

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