Elizabeth Connick is a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Arizona. She is an immunologist with a specific interest in the immunopathogenesis of HIV-1 infection and cure strategies who is well known for studies of lymphoid tissue reservoirs and clinical trials of immune-based therapies. She is particularly interested in understanding the biological basis of sex differences in viral loads and hormonal influences on HIV-1 reservoirs in women. Dr. Connick has had continuous NIH funding for her research since 1998 and has served as a reviewer on multiple NIH study sections and currently as chair of the AIDS Immunopathogenesis study section. She currently is chair of the Women's Health Inter-Network Scientific Committee affiliated with the ACTG and IMPAACT networks. She is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Infectious Disease News and the Journal of AIDS. She is firmly committed to promoting the careers of women scientists as well as research on HIV-1 infected women.
Dr. Connick obtained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1978 and her M.D. from Harvard University in 1988. She completed her internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in 1991 and her postdoctoral fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado in 1994. She was invited to join the faculty of the Infectious Disease Division at the University of Colorado where she rose to the level of professor. She accepted the position of division chief and moved to the University of Arizona in 2016.